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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Chuwit

It now seems fairly certain that Chuwit will win a party seat for Chat Thai – he is No 6 on the party list and it is predicted that Chat...

Southern voters reject TRT

Southern voters reject TRT: Unsurprising headline from the Nation given the lack of progress being made by TRT in Southern Thailand./>/>The article even quotes Thaksin as being surprised of the...

First Casaulty of the Election

According to AFP (and confirmed by the Thai Media), the leader of the Democrat Party, Banyat will resign tomorrow/>/>Will the Democrat Party now choose Abhisit? I don’t know of his...

News Media on Thaksin, part 1

The Independent claims in an article that:/> Thaksin Shinawatra has become the first Thai prime minister to serve a second term. Don’t tell me they have forgotten about Chuan already,...

Thai Election Results

The election results keep coming and coming. I must say I was a little surprised by an article in today’s Bangkok Post with the headline “Deep South votes heavily for...