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Prajak Kongkirati from Bangkok's Thammasat University told Associated Press the party is seen as the “one choice” for Thai voters who identify as progressive and against the coup. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is aiming for another option. As the co-founder of Future Forward, one of a handful of newly ...

... if it fails to recalls a book called the History of Thailand, which depicts coup maker and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as a patron of democracy. ... Mr Srisuwan, secretary-general of the Thai Constitution Protection Association, wrote to the department's director-general and the prime minister in protest.
Thailand was last classified as "free" in 2004 when it was led by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but the military coups of 2006 and 2014 both ... "Clearly, Thai democratic institutions have been completely reconstituted by the military to serve the ends, values and beliefs of the junta and their many ...
In order to make any impact in Thai politics, placating the military has always been seen as essential – there have been 19 military coups or coup attempts in Thailand since 1932 – but Thanathorn has no intention of welding his party to its influence. “Never again,” he said bluntly. “We want to champion the ...
Political gatherings of five or more people have been outlawed since Thailand's army grabbed power in a May 2014 coup, booting Yingluck ... in Thailand's biggest bloc -- the toppled Pheu Thai party, which has dominated elections for a decade but has been repeatedly cut down by coups and court rulings.
The military, which took power in a 2014 coup, has rolled out reforms since the European Union threatened in 2015 to ban fish imports from Thailand ... “Buyers like Tesco, Costco and Nestle want a competitive, reputable industry,” said Jason Judd, who works with the ILO on labour issues in Thai fisheries.
The partial relaxation of the ban on political activities came after almost four years of restrictions imposed since the 2014 military coup. The group, which is jointly led by “progressive pro-democracy” law professor Piyabutr Saengkanikkul, is seen as a new alternative for progressive young people who have ...
BANGKOK (AFP) - Hundreds of pro-democracy Thais rallied in Bangkok on Saturday (March 10) to rail against the ruling junta with T-shirts, signs and speeches, as activists grow bolder in their defiance of a ban on protests. The military regime has kept a tight rein on dissent since its 2014 power grab by ...
To engage or neutralize citizens who act as cannon fodder for military interventions is thus necessary for Thailand to become a post-coup society. ... see the pro-Thaksin Shinawatra Pheu Thai Party to be, there shall be demand for more coups when these people get frustrated and feel they cannot count on ...
Over the past three years, as Thailand-United States relations soured following the May 2014 coup in Bangkok, many commentators argued that the Thai government was suddenly alienated from the United States and moving closer to China. Although the Obama administration had vowed to bolster ...


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