Thai Raksa Chart party leader Preechaphol Pongpanit. Photo: AFP

Thai party that nominated Princess Ubolratana for PM faces dissolution, with constitutional court to rule

  • The Thai Raksa Chart party is allied with populist former premier Thaksin Shinawatra
  • Thaksin-linked parties have won every general election since 2001 resulting in two coups
Topic |   Thai elections

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Thai Raksa Chart party leader Preechaphol Pongpanit. Photo: AFP
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FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Facebook blocks foreign ads before Thai election amid fears junta will benefit

  • The junta, led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, had asked Facebook to remove content on previous occasions
  • There are concerns Facebook’s ban on electoral ads could hurt the more social media-savvy opposition
Topic |   Thailand

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FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
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