14 Nov 2022
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3 Oct 2022
Academic Supalak Ganjanakhundee explains that in the recent 2022 military shake-up, the ‘red rim’ soldiers who are symbolically close to the king have taken over many key positions, reflecting a core problem at the root of the Thai democratic transition that has been plagued by military coups.
28 Aug 2022
Taking up the position as acting Prime Minister, Gen Prawit Wongsuwan is under the spotlight as he assumes responsibility for political developments. While he has long been adept at playing behind-the-scenes kingmaker, the question of how he will perform as the country’s temporary leader remains.
13 May 2022
17 May 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of “Black May”, a popular uprising in 1992 that ended with a violent military crackdown and the fall of a military-led government. Plans to use the commemoration event to promote reconciliation are drawing more criticism than praise.
19 Mar 2022
Rangsiman Rome, a Move Forward Party (MFP) MP, has been charged with defamation for accusing Deputy PM Gen Prawit Wongsuwan of using an environmental project, the ‘Five Provinces Bordering Forest Preservation Foundation (FPBFPF),’ to negotiate deals between soldiers, politicians and private investors.
18 Nov 2021
When protesters and members of the public again raised the issue of amending the lèse majesté law in November, political parties and affiliated think tanks responded in different ways.
14 Feb 2018
Political scientists, legal experts, academics, the media, and the general public should all unanimously declare that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)’s use of Article 44 and its other orders which conflict with freedom of expression are a conflict within the junta’s own structure of governance, which has become the condition for creating conflict between the government and the people and the use of law that is self-contradictory and confusing. The internal conflict in the system of governance is that the junta has two competing types of power.