Thailand’s New Government Puts a Populist Face on the Country’s Discredited Establishment

East Asia Forum

Thailand’s Pheu Thai party, linked to deposed PM Thaksin Shinawatra, regains power in a coalition with military proxy parties. The move is seen as a risk of internal infighting and regime instability, as surveys show public opposition to the alliance.


Experts: Thailand’s New Government Aims for Balance Amid US-China Rivalry

Voice of America

The Pheu Thai Party, led by Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, has expressed support for increased trade with China. However, analysts suggest the government may engage more with the US and other democracies to differentiate itself from the previous military-led regime.

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Thai Politics Moves Forward Without Move Forward

East Asia Forum

The failure of Pita Limjaroenrat to be appointed as Thailand’s prime minister, despite the success of his party Move Forward in the May 2023 general elections, highlights a generational divide in the country's politics.


Thailand: Why Many Men Become ‘Short-Term’ Monks

Deutsche Welle

Young men in Thailand join the Buddhist monastery in early twenties as a rite of passage, but there are also the elder ones who take refuge in order to hide or atone for their sins.


Protests Condemn Military-Appointed Senators for Ignoring the Choice of Thai Voters

Global Voices

Protests broke out in Thailand after military-appointed senators blocked Pita Limjaroenrat, who led Move Forward Party to win landslide victory in national election, from being the next prime minister.


Move Forward and Pheu Thai’s Minimum Wage Plan Will Help Thailand’s Economy Recover to Its Former Growth

Roy Ngerng

By significantly increasing Thailand’s minimum wage, the new government will revive the economy to its former growth, with surges in employment rate and purchasing power that come after.


Inequality Fueling the Fire for Thailand’s Political Change

East Asia Forum

Long years of economic inequality under Thailand’s military government has fueled the people’s backfiring support for the opposition parties, making them win a landslide victory in the national election this year.


Move Forward and Pheu Thai’s Minimum Wage Plan Will Enable Faster Growth of Thailand’s Domestic Economy

Roy Ngerng

Move Forward and Pheu Thai’s proposal of minimum wage increase will enable faster growth of Thailand’s domestic economy, by striking a better balance on growth between manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.


Thai King Opens Parliament; Pita Faces Obstacles To Becoming PM

Voice of America

If Pita Limjaroenrat’s progress is blocked, Pheu Thai leaders are expected to nominate a candidate more likely to pass the threshold of 376 to become premier.


Thailand Takes Back Elephant From Sri Lanka Over Abuse Claim

Deutsche Welle

The 29-year-old elephant was flown back home on a flight which cost hundreds of thousands of US dollars. The Sri Lankan prime minister previously apologized to Thailand over the animal's condition.

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