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...

Thai party disbanded for princess PM nomination

The political party in Thailand that nominated the king’s sister as its candidate for prime minister in this month’s general election has been disbanded....

Thailand’s junta deepens cyber-censorship

Thailand’s military-controlled parliament has unanimously passed a new Cybersecurity Act to give the junta deeper control over the internet. The act allows the National...

Thaksin supporters brace for Thai court ruling

Thai political parties bankrolled by the wealthy Shinawatra clan staged major rallies this weekend ahead of a court ruling on Thursday that could exclude...

4 jailed over Suu Kyi’s aide murder in Myanmar

A Burmese court has sentenced two men to death for involvement in the murder of Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, who was an adviser to...

Thai princess withdraws PM bid

Thailand’s junta has been given a boost in its attempts to win power democratically after a princess' bid to become prime minister was outlawed...

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