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Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya’s abortive prime ministerial bid may have stunned investors, but the Thai baht and the kingdom’s economy have a ‘Teflon’ reputation
The royally appointed body has formally blocked the princess’ bid to enter politics – but some say it bodes ill for the March 24 election’s hopes of returning democracy to junta-led Thailand
Will blurring the lines between palace and parliament be the panacea to the country’s long-running power struggle?
No Thai royal has ever run for political office at the highest level
As candidates prepare for the March 24 polls, even the Shinawatra-backed Pheu Chart Party is struggling to keep up with new campaign rules put in place by the junta-influenced Electoral Commission
The ruling junta has drawn criticism for ramping up arms purchases from China. Is this just practical diplomacy, or something more?
Ruling military junta asks Thais to maintain ‘orderliness, civility, and unity’ as election commission says long-delayed poll will be held on March 24
Authorities have labelled pro-democracy protesters as troublemakers and warned them not to ‘cross a line’.
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