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<p dir="ltr">According to education expert Vachararutai Boontinand the current Thai education system is failing to foster active citizens under Thailand’s democratic system of governance despite attempts to implement democratic principles into school curriculums,</p> <p dir="ltr">On Wednesday, 9 March 2016, Thammasat University’s Tha Prachan Campus organised a centennial anniversary event to honor Puey Ungphakorn, a late former rector of Thammasat University and governor of the Central Bank of Thailand, renowned for his role in the development of Thai politics and economy.</p>
By Harrison George |
<p>Trial lawyers, so I am told, are warned to be careful about what questions to ask witnesses.&nbsp; They are advised never to ask a question unless they are confident about what the answer will be.</p> <p>Not so journalists, so I don’t suppose we can berate the reporter who decided to ask Prime Minister and junta leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha if there was enough money for a referendum on the draft constitution.</p>
By Khaosod English |
<p>The protracted political crisis that has rocked Thailand for the past decade is the result of "too much democracy," said Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, the retired army chief who seized power from an elected government in a military coup last May, at the Convention for the Federation of Thai Industries in Bangkok on Monday.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>Activists rallied for women’s rights and an end to military rule on International Women’s Day, pointing out that the rights of both women and men have been suspended under the junta regime.</p> <p>Anti-junta activists and others staged a rally from the 14 October Memorial to the Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Avenue in central Bangkok on Sunday afternoon, International Women’s Day, in a ‘Wearing Sarongs and Aiming for Elections’ campaign.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" /></p>
By Pavin Chachavalpongpun |
<p><img alt="" src="" /></p> <p><em><span>Panitan Watanayagorn is currently adviser to General Prawit Wongsuwan, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister.</span></em></p>
By Harrison George |
<p>I am a responsible consumer.&nbsp; When I get to the checkout, I flourish my cloth shopping bags.</p> <p>And the first time out in a new shop you can expect to be met with bemusement.&nbsp; Many will try to ignore the existence of the bags and start loading your purchases into the regular plastic.&nbsp; So you ask them not to do that and draw their attention to the cloth bags.&nbsp; One 7-Eleven employee immediately saw the light and pulled out another plastic bag into which he stuffed my cloth bags.&nbsp; At no extra charge, I hasten to add.</p>
By Thaweeporn Kummetha |
<div><span>Since the coup d’état on 22 May, while the human rights situation has deteriorated and Thai people have tried to voice their disapproval of the coup d’état in the face of suppression by the junta, the international community has played a role as a voice denouncing the military government and urging the junta to respect human rights.&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Britain is one of the countries with a clear stance toward the coup. </div>
<div>British Ambassador Mark Kent on Thursday met with junta leader and Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and urged the general to return democracy to Thailand and respect human rights.</div> <p></p>
By Thaweeporn Kummetha |
<div>Sulak talked about lèse majesté cases involved former kings, analyzed the ultra-royalists who hold narrow and nationalistic views of Thai history, the planned education reform, with more nationalistic, and royalist elements, the coup and succession.</div> <div> </div>
By ISG-Thai |
<p>Since the military seized power from the interim government on 22 May 2014 and established the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the international community is gravely concerned by the severe backlash of human rights and democracy in Thailand.</p> <p>The International Solidarity Group for Thai Democracy and Human Rights (ISG-Thai) was set up during the International Conference on “Thailand: Human Rights and Democracy in Crisis” in Manila, The Philippines by representatives of various organisations across the region to express their solidarity with Thai people.</p>
By Harrison George |
<p>Hard day, dear?</p> <p>Hmmm.&nbsp; It’s been a Prime Minister day …</p> <p>Yes, dear, I know.</p> <p>You do?</p> <p>The suit and tie.&nbsp; That’s your PM uniform.&nbsp; Your peaked cap, scrambled egg and full medals is when you’re Army Chief and for Head of NCPO, if you can get away with it, it’s beret and starched fatigues.&nbsp; It’s not difficult to work out.</p> <p>Hmmm.&nbsp; Well I much prefer the fatigues.&nbsp; I just don’t feel comfortable in a suit.&nbsp; Politicians wear suits.&nbsp;</p>