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Will Thailand’s election turmoil hit China-backed US$54 billion Eastern Economic Corridor?

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

17 Feb 2019 - 9:36AM
Will Thailand’s election turmoil hit China-backed US$54 billion Eastern Economic Corridor?

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

Thailand’s election commission quashes Princess Ubolratana’s prime ministerial bid

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

11 Feb 2019 - 11:29PM
Thailand’s election commission quashes Princess Ubolratana’s prime ministerial bid

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

Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana is an election game-changer – but don’t write off the junta just yet

Will blurring the lines between palace and parliament be the panacea to the country’s long-running power struggle?

9 Feb 2019 - 1:06PM
Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana is an election game-changer – but don’t write off the junta just yet

Will blurring the lines between palace and parliament be the panacea to the country’s long-running power struggle?

Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya seeking election as prime minister, turning campaign on its head

No Thai royal has ever run for political office at the highest level

9 Feb 2019 - 1:06PM
Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya seeking election as prime minister, turning campaign on its head

No Thai royal has ever run for political office at the highest level

In Thailand, election campaigning has a real case of military fatigue

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

9 Feb 2019 - 9:24AM
In Thailand, election campaigning has a real case of military fatigue

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

Is Thailand pivoting away from the US with Chinese arms deals?

The ruling junta has drawn criticism for ramping up arms purchases from China. Is this just practical diplomacy, or something more?

27 Jan 2019 - 1:57PM
Is Thailand pivoting away from the US with Chinese arms deals?

The ruling junta has drawn criticism for ramping up arms purchases from China. Is this just practical diplomacy, or something more?

Thailand sets March 24 as date of first election since Shinawatra coup

Ruling military junta asks Thais to maintain ‘orderliness, civility, and unity’ as election commission says long-delayed poll will be held on March 24

9 Feb 2019 - 11:08AM
Thailand sets March 24 as date of first election since Shinawatra coup

Ruling military junta asks Thais to maintain ‘orderliness, civility, and unity’ as election commission says long-delayed poll will be held on March 24

Will Thai junta use strict lèse-majesté laws to justify postponing general election for fifth time?

Authorities have labelled pro-democracy protesters as troublemakers and warned them not to ‘cross a line’.

9 Feb 2019 - 11:13AM
Will Thai junta use strict lèse-majesté laws to justify postponing general election for fifth time?

Authorities have labelled pro-democracy protesters as troublemakers and warned them not to ‘cross a line’.