Thai EC approves 20 billion baht to pay rice farmers

‎The Election Commission has given approval for the Caretaker Government to disburse 20 billion baht from the Central Fund, a contingency budget, to pay farmers long-overdue money for pledged rice crops. Election management commissioner Mr. Somchai Srisuthiyakorn posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday. The farmers have been unpaid for the past few months. The […]

Pre-Election Thailand: Responsibility of Governance

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reaffirmed that she would not quit her post until the general election (which is set for February 2, 2014) is over and a new government is formed. Yingluck clarified her reasons for staying in power in her online media message, saying that the cabinet acts as a single unit, and […]

Thai Supreme Court acquits ex-election commissioner of unlawfully organising elections

Thailand’s Supreme Court acquits former election commissioner Wasana Permlarp and others of unlawfully organizing 2006 elections; plaintiff has no right to sue. Any comments from the present President of the Election Commission?