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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Blog on hiatus

As of today, the blog is going on hiatus for a minimum of 3 months. Q. Why? A. There are a variety of reasons, but BP wants to state clearly the junta...

Assessment of the junta’s performance

Thitinan had an article entitled “The two faces of Thai authoritarianism” for East Asia Forum (originally published on September 10). Key excerpts: Thai politics has completed a dramatic turn from...

Thai junta’s blueprint for political reforms

Matichon has summarized the main details of the blueprint for political reforms which were submitted to the NRC (Thai Post has a similar summary, but with a few additional details). The blueprint was written by...

Prayuth: UK has no problem with Koh Tao murder probe

MCOT with the story entitled “PM asserts British government has no doubts regarding British tourists’ murder case”. Key excerpts: Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha asserted that the British government has no...