Palinee “Pauline” Ngarmpring announced on Friday (8 February) that she has been nominated as one of the Mahachon Party’s three candidates for Prime Minister, marking the first time in Thai history that a transgender person has run for the prime ministerial office.
With the end of Ubolratana Mahidol’s candidacy and rumours of an impending coup, a Somsak Jeamteerasakul nostalgia movement has surfaced on the internet.
Here is an easy-to-understand guide to Thai General Election 2019 - beginning with the basics, followed by selection of answers to questions we have received. Send questions you think we should answer to thammachart@prachatai.com.  What is the 2019 General Election?
Palinee “Pauline” Ngarmpring announced on Friday (8 February) that she has been nominated as one of the Mahachon Party’s three candidates for Prime Minister, marking the first time in Thai history that a transgender person has run for the prime ministerial office.
It has been confirmed around 15:00 today (11 February) that the Thai court has dropped the extradition trial of detained footballer and refugee Hakeem al-Araibi, and that Hakeem will be allowed to return to Australia.
Originally published in Thai on the101.world Story and photo by Varuth Pongsapipatt Translated by Prachatai English
Earlier today (4 February 2019), detained footballer and refugee Hakeem al-Araibi appeared at an extradition hearing at the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court, after prosecutors submitted a request for his extradition on behalf of the Bahraini government last week.
Prayut Chan-o-cha had said earlier ‘oust me if you can, jerk' during a speech on the government’s 4-year record. Students have come out to do just that and got arrested. Parit arrestedSource: Parit Chiwarak
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