Thailand's junta can breathe a sigh of relief, but only for the moment. The result of its Aug. 7 referendum on a new constitution has to be measured against a similar poll held in 2007: on both occasions, voters approved a charter drafted by a military-appointed committee created in the wake of a coup d'etat...
Monkeys and Small Children Have Thai Officials on High Alert Ahead of Referendum
Schoolgirls and macaques have come under the scrutiny of the military junta, which has been accused of intimidating those opposed to the referendum.
Nikkei Asian Review
Thai business heads give the government passing marks
Somkid has adjusted tax incentives for 10 industrial clusters, each focusing on a new industry, to be located in the Eastern Economic Corridor along Thailand's east coast industrial belt. The private sector is particularly keen to see whether the government can push its ambitious plans by next year, when an election is planned.
The Isaan Record
“It’s not wrong to campaign”
A newly formed activist group gathered at Si Than Lake on Khon Kaen University campus to protest against the ban on public campaigns to reject the draft constitution and military government’s intimidation of activists.
These images from Philippine presidential front-runner Rodrigo Duterte's huge final rally at Manila's Luneta Park on May 7, 2016 focus on the excitement and color of a hard-fought campaign - and especially the strong emotions at play. In the final picture, vice-presidential candidate Alan Cayetano snaps group selfies from the stage.
After a couple of false starts since the May 2014 coup, Thailand now has a draft constitution, and Aug. 7 has been set for a referendum on adopting...
The 2016 Thailand Update at Columbia was attended by around 50 people throughout the day, drawn by the line-up of expert speakers discussing different aspects of Thailand's politics, society and economy.