Nearly 90% of eligible Bangkokians flocked to cast their votes early this weekend (PHOTOS)

Congrats Thailand, we’ve made it through the first election weekend, one with a booze-free Saturday night no less. Hundreds of thousands of voters crowded into schools, parking lots and temples across Thailand yesterday eager to cast an early ballot a week before the country’s first election in eight years. เชียงใหม่วันนี้ #เลือกตั้งล่วงหน้า...

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Thai junta chief says cybersecurity bill not used to ‘tap’ phones

Thai junta chief says cybersecurity bill not used to ‘tap’ phones

Thailand’s junta chief batted away criticism of a controversial cyber-security law on Thursday, saying it would not be used to “tap phone calls”. The...

Hasan Minhaj discusses Thai Rap Against Dictatorship on Netflix’s Patriot Act (VIDEO)

Hasan Minhaj discusses Thai Rap Against Dictatorship on Netflix’s Patriot Act (VIDEO)

He’s already tackled the United States’s fraught relationship with Saudi Arabia and censorship in China, and now, Hasan Minhaj has finally turned his attention to our very own...

Dry polls: Thailand to ban alcohol sales this weekend and next due to general election

Dry polls: Thailand to ban alcohol sales this weekend and next due to general election

Thailand, it’s time to stock up because the next two weekends are going to be dry with no chance of booze. The Election Commission (EC) of Thailand has confirmed alcohol bans...

Memes, tweets and art: Satire rips into chaotic Thai politics as elections near

Memes, tweets and art: Satire rips into chaotic Thai politics as elections near

Acerbic memes, tweets and political art are ricocheting across social media in the lead up to Thailand's upcoming elections.

Thai court dissolves key Shinawatra-linked party, Thai Raksa Chart

Thai court dissolves key Shinawatra-linked party, Thai Raksa Chart

A key party linked to Thailand’s powerful Shinawatra clan was dissolved Thursday by a court, just weeks before a general election, over its ill-starred bid to front a...

And So It Begins: Oversea Thai voters start casting absentee ballots in key election (PHOTOS)

And So It Begins: Oversea Thai voters start casting absentee ballots in key election (PHOTOS)

Today marks the first day Thai voters living overseas can cast absentee ballots for the upcoming March 24 election, the kingdom’s first since 2011. As noted when the...

PM Prayuth Chan-o-cha woos Thai voters ahead of election with latest single ‘New Day’

PM Prayuth Chan-o-cha woos Thai voters ahead of election with latest single ‘New Day’

Turn down the lights. This one’s for the ladies. Well … the voters. Yes, junta leader, unelected prime minister and pop hitmakerPrayuth’s Chan-o-cha has done it again....

Shinawatra parties rally across Thailand as crucial court ruling looms

Shinawatra parties rally across Thailand as crucial court ruling looms

Election season is heating up in Thailand.

Maverick tycoon and darling of Thai millennials decries political attacks ahead of March election

Maverick tycoon and darling of Thai millennials decries political attacks ahead of March election

A 40-year-old tycoon who has become the darling of Thai millennials thanks to his sharp social media messaging today decried efforts to “kick out his legs,” as his...


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