Prayut Chan-O-Cha

Prayut’s popularity takes a hit

Whether or not critics have their suspicions about the National Institute of Development Administration’s (NIDA) independence, that does not change the fact that the institute recently came up with surprising results for its latest poll.

28 November 2018

Thai elections: Another delay?

Recently, 13 small political parties in Thailand handed in a petition requesting the Election Commission (EC) delay the planned general election, saying they need the extra time to prepare.

26 November 2018

Thai junta’s response to viral rap flops

The hip-hop group whose savage lyrical attack on Thailand's repressive junta that has been viewed over 26 million times has received an unlikely rap riposte from authorities armed with a tame ditty urging people to "do your best today and tomorrow".

4 November 2018

Malaysian PM visits Thailand

Malaysia's new leader Mahathir Mohamad met his Thai counterpart on Wednesday in his first visit to his northern neighbour, pledging his help to bring peace in Thailand's violence-scarred south.

25 October 2018

Prayut’s social media ban

Last week, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha launched a new Facebook page, new Twitter and Instagram accounts, and a new website. The move has been met with mixed reactions on social media with some praising and others criticising him.

22 October 2018

Corruption before and after the NCPO

When the military junta in Thailand, also known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), seized power on 22 May, 2014, one of the main reasons it gave for doing so was to address the high levels of corruption plaguing the country under then-P

20 September 2018

Thailand relaxes political activity ban

Thailand partially eased its ban on political activities, the ruling junta announced Friday, allowing political parties to recruit new members for the first time since 2014 ahead of polls slated for next year.

16 September 2018