WHILE THE two military coups that occurred in the past 12 years have tried to eliminate the so-called Thaksin regime from the Thai political landscape, the juntaâs latest campaign to promote General Prayut Chan-o-chaâs administration has only brought the influential tycoon back into the political discourse.
Public opinion has again named General Prayut Chan-o-cha as the most popular choice to be prime minister after the next election â but thereâs doubt the political party linked to him will be a winner â according to a new poll.
Six young Thais accused of setting portraits of some Royal Family members on fire have been granted rare acquittals, their lawyer said yesterday, escaping strict royal defamation charges that can carry 15 years in jail.
THE NATIONAL Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has given the go-ahead for political activities to resume after four years of suppression, but doubt and distrust remain prevalent among the parties eyeing the next election.
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, co-founder of the Future Forward Party, on Saturday called on Thais to hire his party to fight for the return of full democracy to the country by paying a Bt100membership fee to the party.
The Democrat Party will hold a meeting of its executive board on Monday to discuss holding a party caucus to start preparations for the election next year, deputy leader Ong-arj Klampaibul said on Saturday.
Fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced on her Facebook wall on Saturday that she was visiting Moscow with her brother, fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Yingluck wrote that her brother took her to visit his friends.