Panthongtae, or “Oak”, Thaksin’s 39-year-old only son, is the latest Shinawatra to be standing for election. Photo: AFP

Thai election: can Shinawatras keep it in the family, again?

  • It’s nearly voting time in Thailand (if the junta doesn’t blink) and that means just one thing: Shinawatra family members seeking election
  • But not everyone is convinced the family that’s won every election since 2001 has the pulling power it once did
Topic |   Thailand

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Panthongtae, or “Oak”, Thaksin’s 39-year-old only son, is the latest Shinawatra to be standing for election. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.