Shaky economy greets Thailand’s reappointed PM

Thailand’s newly reappointed prime minister, Prayut Chan-ocha (pictured), has said little about being selected to head a supposedly civilian administration.  The former general issued a...

Thailand prepares coronation of unelected general 

Thailand is due to select its prime minister this week amid a rising number of attacks on pro-democracy campaigners.  The generals who seized power in...

Thaksin allies denied majority by minor Thai parties

Thailand's main anti-junta party has won the most parliamentary seats in the first election since the 2014 military coup but it will not get...

Thailand mulls stimulus to counter political uncertainty 

Amid Thailand’s political uncertainty, Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong has unveiled plans for Bt20 billion (US$629 million) of investment to kickstart the economy.  Growth was expected...

Thai junta looks for coalition partners amid fraud claims

Two rival Thai parties both say they are trying to form a coalition government in the wake of Thailand’s election, amid widespread allegations of...

Thailand’s generals poised to retain power

Thailand’s military party appeared to have won enough seats in the general election for General Prayut Chan-ocha to remain prime minister in an electoral...

Thai parties poised for ‘unfair’ election

Thai parties held their final rallies on Friday ahead of Sunday’s much-delayed general election where analysts say the odds are stacked in favour of...

Thai parties poised for ‘unfair’ election

Thai parties held their final rallies on Friday ahead of Sunday’s much-delayed general election where analysts say the odds are stacked in favour of...

High advance voting looks like bad news for Thai junta

More than 2.2 million Thai voters have taken part in early voting ahead of the March 24 general election. Almost 87 per cent of...

Asean’s predictable elections could boost growth

Elections are scheduled in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines in the next few months, leading to speculation about how political activity will affect Asean’s...

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