Thai Opposition Head grumbles of security, avoids EC meetings

Fans take pics of Dem chairman Abhisit at Dem HQ. Abhisit didn’t go to today’s EC meeting b/c of “security concerns.” (by Khasod News). The head of the opposition party avoided the election commission on an alleged threat to kill him. Critics have condemned Abhisit for his absence and his lame excuses. Abhisit, an ex-Prime […]

Concerns about the Impropriety of the Thai Election Commission

Election Commission chief Supachai Somcharoen today announced that they would not proceed with the royally-endorsed election of February 2, 2013. Supachai said he was concerned for the safety and security of his commission officials. But the question is whether he has the authority to neglect his duties and deviate from an election which has the […]

Landslide Victory for Yaowapa Wongsawat in Chiang Mai

Yaowapa Wongsawat, sister of Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, scored a landslide victory in Sunday’s by-election for MP of Chiang Mai city, running under the tickets of the ruling Puea Thai Party and defeating a woman arch-rival from the opposition Democrat Party. According to officials of the Election Commission based in the Thai northern city, Yaowapa, won […]