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Updated: No elections anywhere

One of the arguments made by some of those who study Thailand’s politics is that people – especially in rural areas – have found some political voice through a mushrooming of elections at all levels from national to local. 607 more words

Bringing Prem back in

Practised posterior polisher Foreign Ministry permanent secretary Sihasak Phuangketkeow is perhaps the appropriate person to bring Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanond back into open politics. 392 more words

On being in the network

Some years ago, academic Duncan McCargo came up with the descriptive notion of a “network monarchy.” By this he meant a “form of governance operating in Thailand” that considered the “political order is characterized by network-based politics. 1,145 more words

On being in the network

Some years ago, academic Duncan McCargo came up with the descriptive notion of a “network monarchy.” By this he meant a “form of governance operating in Thailand” that considered the “political order is characterized by network-based politics. 1,145 more words

Prayuth and the foreigners

Readers must be getting tired and bored with our posts about double standards as the only standards for the military dictatorship. Even so, here’s another. 561 more words

Following the junta’s orders

Every person in Thailand knows that the military junta wanted to direct what the constitution would look like, when they decide that the time is right to use a charter. 666 more words

Arresting and threatening for the monarchy

For a while, Thailand’s military dictatorship pretended that it was something else. Junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha pretended that he was “forced” into his illegal seizure of state power by “violence,” both real and pending. 918 more words