Thailand’s Erratic King Stretches the Mandate of Heaven
October 25, 2019
By: the Asia Sentinel Staff
It may be surprising, but it is not due to chance that monarchies have survived best in developed, democratic countries – Japan. Britain, Denmark, Sweden etc. The exceptions to this are mostly small oil enclaves such as Brunei and Abu Dhabi, minor if rich statelets kept in existence by outside power.
Thailand’s Election: Black Eye in Poll Junta Tried to Rig
March 26, 2019
By: Pithaya Pookaman
As the final vote counts in Thailand’s March 24 general election are tabulated, intense, concentrated political horse-trading is going on by both the pro-democracy and pro-junta factions, with both sides trying to gain advantage to form a government.
The Pheu Thai Party, backed by the ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, is claiming victory