Category Archives: Thai politics

Internet censorship in Thailand and waiting for w3.mict.go.th

Internet censorship is nothing new in Thailand, but lately it has gone from bad to worse. Many of you probably wonder why Internet is so slow and unreliable in Thailand, resulting in a lot of request ending on a blank … Continue reading

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‘Brotherly talk’ hides political-military rifts (Thailand)

Who says military officers can’t talk like diplomats? Newly-appointed defence minister, ACM Sukampol Suwannat, asked whether he could get along with the Army chief, General Prayuth Chan-Ocha, said: “We are both straight-talking guys. That should make it easier for us … Continue reading

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Villagers in North call for many smaller dams (Thailand)

Villagers living in Nam Yom River basin have proposed five measures that they say could manage annual flooding without the Kaeng Sua Ten dam, which they oppose, needing to be built. The moves were cheaper and could be done immediately … Continue reading

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Locals sidelined during PM’s visit to flood-prone areas (Thailand)

Most local people I spoke to this week during Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s fiveday floodprevention and relief trip, which ended yesterday, said their participation in drawing up the flood plans was virtually nil, and that they in fact knew very … Continue reading

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Schools ‘should be held accountable’ (Thailand)

Academic results should be made public, directors held liable: TDRI Thailand should make major reforms to its assessments of the education system, as they do not really help boost students’ academic performance, according to a local research group. To cope … Continue reading

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Rise in cases ‘tied to power struggle’ (Lese majesteThailand)

Kittisak Prokkati, a lecturer at Thammasat University’s Faculty of Law, called for Parliament to approve the appointment of monarchs in the future during an interview in which he gave his perspectives on the Nitirat group’s proposals involving changes to laws … Continue reading

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Thailand Falters As Its Neighbors Rise Rapidly (sad, sad, sad!)

First, it was Cambodia, then Vietnam and Laos. After three decades, Burma has become in the past six months the region’s new darling With the once pariah state joining the road of reformation, the new strategic profile of Southeast Asia … Continue reading

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