9 Sep 2023
The Bangkok Metropolitan Council has cut the budget allocated for the so-called Dust Free Project. Some 219 million baht was set aside to install air conditioning in 429 schools for kindergarten students.
10 May 2023
A photo went viral on social media showing a campaign message from the United Thai Nation Party (UTN) projected by laser onto the pillar of Rama VIII bridge, provoking questions about its legality and criticism from the public.
20 Jul 2022
An open-air film screening initiated by Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt turned sour last week when a group of activists at the event said they were blocked from displaying balloons with a slogan calling for abolition of the royal defamation law.
4 Jul 2022
The BMA is planning to impose a maximum price of 59 baht on BTS extensions. Scrutinised by stakeholders, the proposal has given rise to a high profile debate. The fare issue is only the tip of the iceberg, however. Much deeper problems remain to be addressed.
7 Jun 2022
Cartoon by Stephff: Super governor of Bangkok
1 Jun 2022
After two days of meetings, the Election Commission (EC) has finally approved the Bangkok gubernatorial election result with Chadchart Sittipunt the winner with 1,386,215 votes.
30 May 2022
Chadchart Sittipunt’s landslide victory in the gubernatorial election captured the media's attention, but the battle for the City Councilor seats may turn out to have even greater implications for national politics, observers say.
23 May 2022
Following the stunning victory on Sunday night by gubernatorial candidate Chadchart Sittipunt, who carried all of Bangkok’s 50 districts in a record-breaking sweep, many observers spent Monday speculating what the phenomenon would mean for Thai politics on the national level.
23 May 2022
22 May 2022
Former transport minister Chadchart Sittipunt emerged as the decisive winner after vote counting concluded on Sunday night in Bangkok’s first gubernatorial election in almost a decade.