Reungkrai Leekijwatana, an official with the Thai Raksa Chart party, holds a copy of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha's candidacy application as he speaks to members of the media at the office of the Election Commission in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Bloomberg

Asia Briefing: Thai election analysis and the Russians of Pattaya

  • Thai election tumult: what happened? And what can we expect?
  • Meanwhile, in Pattaya’s notorious red light district, we reveal a different sort of Russian revolution that is transforming the town in surprising ways
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Reungkrai Leekijwatana, an official with the Thai Raksa Chart party, holds a copy of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha's candidacy application as he speaks to members of the media at the office of the Election Commission in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Bloomberg
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Thomas Sturrock

Thomas Sturrock started his career as a police reporter but has also covered politics, sport, travel, culture and lifestyle. He worked in Sydney, London and Bangkok before moving to Hong Kong in 2015.

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Meaghan Tobin

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