Bangkok Pundit

Bangkok Pundit

The main purpose of this blog is to post on issues related to Thai politics and primarily the situation in the Deep South. Blog posts have been quoted or cited in various newspapers/media outlets including the ABC, Asia Times, Bangkok Post, BBC, Christian Science Monitor, CJR, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, IPS.it, Malaysia Star, NPR, Matichon, Prachatai, Straits Times, The Age, The Australian, and The Guardian. Bangkok Pundit has also been cited in the following journal articles/papers: “Thailand in 2011” by C Dalpino; and “The Necessity of Enemies in Thailand’s Troubled Politics” by P Chachavalpongpun; “Thai politics as reality TV” by D McCargo (PDF). All posts reflect the views of the author(s) and do not reflect of any other person(s)/entities.

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Shift in govt policy in the South?

There has been much huff and puff in the media that since TRT’s poor performance in Southern Thailand (winning only 1 of 54 constitutency seats) that Thaksin will be changing...

TRT have suspicions over vote in Isarn

Thai Rak Thai party deputy spokesman, Suthin Klangsaen, is reported in Thai Rath as saying that as a result of checking the proportion of votes for Chat Thai on the...

Thai Rak Thai’s lack of Success in Southern Thailand

Thai Rath is reporting that Phumtham Vejchayachai, deputy secretary-general of Thai Rak Thai (TRT) as stated that there will be a party committee set up to analyse/investigate the party’s performance...

Wadah Faction

I’ve just heard a member of the Wadah Faction* blaming their inability to win any seats within Southern Thailand on TRT/Thaksin’s policies on Southern Thailand. They have gone from 6...