26 Mar 2019
Although the results of the election on March 24, 2019 are still not officially confirmed by Thailand’s military-appointed Election Commission, the Association of Thai Democrats Without Borders would like to offer the following preliminary analysis, opinions and comments on the numbers for elected political parties and the general election situation.
23 Mar 2019
Source: We Watch The imminent Thai general election which will be held on the March 24 later this month is part of an integrated strategy designed by the establishment of the military, technocrat, and monarchical circle to tighten their grip on power.
5 Feb 2019
Disclaimer: The story written here is my personal opinion as one of the first wave of ‘refugees’ after the coup in 2014 who fled our homeland to an adjacent neighbouring country. This story may have an attitude, and comments, some positive and some negative, from one ordinary person who has no status in the struggle with the red shirt movement. I am not a political activist, just one citizen who was hit by a political storm and put in jail for 3 years, 3 months and 15 days on a charge under Article 112.
11 Jan 2019
Under the principals of a parliamentary democracy, an “outsider” Prime Minister is a Prime Minister who is not a Member of Parliament.
16 Nov 2018
The peace process to solve the conflict in the southernmost provinces of Thailand, known as Patani, which was officially inaugurated officially on 28 February 2013, has never been smooth. The process is susceptible to any significant political change, and a small hitch may cause a long stagnation. The visit of the Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, to Thailand during 24 and 25 October 2018, seems to have signalled a promising restart. The conflict was allegedly top of the agenda in his meeting with the Thai Prime Minister.
14 Nov 2018
Having travelled twenty-five thousand kilometres across Europe, Czech artist Patrik Proško is known to be the creator of nineteen large-scale realisations at unconventional locations set in the landscapes of eleven states ranging from Finland to Gibraltar, of which a selection was presented in an exhibition called On the Edge of Reality at the Illusion Art Museum Prague in the Czech Republic.
22 Oct 2018
Thailand has always been a diverse place of people of different racial, cultural, physical and mental backgrounds. Unfortunately, we seem to forget to include this vital concept in our social policies.
19 Sep 2018
From 1965 to 1968, the late US Senator John McCain flew in 23 bombing missions under ‘Operation Rolling Thunder’. The missions collectively claimed the lives of at least 72,000 Vietnamese civilians.
15 Aug 2018
Saturday, 7 April 20189.30 pm, Huay Nam Sai village, Phatthalung province I traveled to Phatthalung this evening. Whenever there are long holidays stretched over several days, I go home to visit my parents. But this trip was to postpone my military service, not for the Songkran [Buddhist New Year] holiday.
14 Aug 2018
Thai governments, for decades, have never treated the problem of forced labors and other serious allegations against its billion-dollar fishing industry as its primary concerns. Worse still, since the coup in 2014 Thailand’s ruling junta has constantly faced the mounting pressure at home and abroad.
18 Jul 2018
“It is not only a humanitarian assistance but also a political implication” Thai and International headline news have been covering with 12 Thai football juniors and their coach trapped in Tham Luang cave in the northern Thailand for weeks.
28 Jun 2018
In the past weeks, one of the big news stories that received much media and public attention was the police raid on an electronic waste sorting and recycling plant in Chachoengsao Province. The incident was the first of a number of raids on many other similar plants in Chachoengsao Province and Latkrabang Industrial Estate, including seven containers in Laem Chabang seaport with smuggled electronic waste from Hong Kong and Japan. A number of the raided plants were found to have violated the conditions of their factory operating licences.