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By Supalak Ganjanakhundee |
<p>This article will explain the relationship between the monarchy and the armed forces in the modern reign in 2 parts: 1) royal government agencies which are directly under royal command; and 2) relations with the armed forces which the King has created through recently developed networks.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>2019 is counted as the year when the arc of Thai politics was most striking since it was a time of transition from the &lsquo;dark era&rsquo; under almost 5 years of the NCPO to the &lsquo;hazy era&rsquo; after the election (which had been postponed 6 times) under the 2017 Constitution whose complicated design locked politics into a multilayered parliamentary system, and the Future Forward Party emerged to strongly challenge the old system.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>It was also found that at least 8 of these refugees have disappeared for no known reason, even though they were living in other countries.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Ngu hao (งูเห่า) or &lsquo;cobra&rsquo; in Thai political culture means renegade politicians who betray their colleagues or the trust of people who elected them, in order to reap the benefits from joining a government coalition.&nbsp;</p>
By Pongpan Chumjai and Thammachat Kri-aksorn |
<p>Chuan Leekpai, a senior member from the Democrat Party and former Prime Minister of Thailand, was elected by the House of Representatives as its Speaker on Saturday (May 25).&nbsp;Election of Chuan Leekpai as House Speaker shows rifts in both power blocs.</p>
<div>Panel discussion “Middle Classes in Southeast Asia : Hegemony and Illiberalism” 11 July 2018, At the Chumbhot-Pantip Conference Room, 4th Floor Prajadhipok Building, Chulalongkorn University</div>
By Kornkritch Somjittranukit |
<p><em>Election? Another coup? People’s uprising? Where is Thailand heading? Academics have said that if the military decides to prolong its regime, a people’s uprising is inevitable.&nbsp;</em></p> <p></p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk |
<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It is understandable that many people are literally obsessed about what will be the next political twist and turn.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>They are concerned about whether caretaker prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the Cabinet will today be removed by the Constitutional Court, whether there will an election, and what will happen to Thailand if there is yet another military coup following any further bloody confrontation between political supporters from both sides.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It is not good enough, however, to be lost and obsessed about </div>
<p><span>King Bhumibol Marks 64 Years on the throne | &nbsp;EC regulations on the use of armoured vehicles and bulletproof vests | PDRC's final battle for an appointed "People's Government"</span></p> <p></p>
By Kaewmala |
<div>Likhit Dhiravegin Interview - Part 2: On the orchestration of a political vacuum</div> <div> </div>
By Kaewmala |
<p><strong><em>Mr. Suthep to “reclaim sovereign power” for “the people”</em></strong></p>
By Harrison George |
<p>It seems they have belatedly recognized that their message wasn’t getting across to a foreign audience.&nbsp; Talk of overthrowing a democratically elected government in order to create a democratic form of government wasn’t exactly the clearest of messages.&nbsp; So the newly mis-named Civil Movement for Democracy has decided to use one of its great strengths – the superior education of its supporters.</p> <p></p>