Tags : Democracy


Thailand placed 4th in ASEAN on the Democracy Index 2020

Thailand has been placed fourth in ASEAN, and 73rd in the world, while categorized as one of the world’s “Flawed Democracies,” on the Democracy Index 2020 by The Economist Intelligence Unit. Malaysia ranks at the world’s 39th position, placing it at the top of ASEAN index, followed by the Philippines at number 55, Indonesia at […]Read More


Symbolic democracy plaque at Sanam Luang removed

The brass plaque installed at Sanam Luang on Sunday as a sign of defiance by protesters demanding reforms of the monarchy has been removed. Thai PBS news team found the spot where the plaque was embedded was covered with fresh cement. It’s still unclear when or by whom the plaque was removed. Full story: thaipbsworld.com […]Read More


Democracy in Cambodia Under Threat Amid ‘Climate of Fear’

Cambodia’s ruling party under Prime Minister Hun Sen has created a “climate of fear” as the government widens a crackdown on the opposition and activists ahead of commune elections in June, a group of Southeast Asian politicians said Monday. In a report titled “Death Knell for Democracy,” the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said […]Read More


State of democracy ‘under threat’ in Turkey – PACE

A clampdown on media freedom, erosion of the rule of law and human rights violations in an anti-terror operation in Kurdish areas threaten the functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe warns. The European MPs voiced their concerns during a debate on the state of democracy in Turkey […]Read More


PM says Obama didn’t pressure him over democracy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said that United States President Barack Obama did not pressure Thailand to commit to a speedy roadmap to democracy during the inaugural Asean-US summit in California. Prayut spoke Thursday at Suvarnabhumi International Airport after returning to Thailand. Read more: The NationRead More


2016 a year of economic gloom: Pheu Thai

A Pheu Thai Party economic expert has warned that the country will continue to face a flagging economy this year while urging the government to clean up country’s image and return it to democracy. The ailing global economy will continue to impact on Thais, with 2016 shaping as a more difficult year than last year, […]Read More


Yingluck Shinawatra criticises draft charter

Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has criticised the draft constitution which is to be voted by the National Reform Council on September 7, saying the constitution must be tied to the people and must serve the people. Posting her comment on the draft charter on her Facebook today, Ms Yingluck voiced concern of the country’s […]Read More

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Three Arrested in Chiang Mai After Pro-Democracy Rally Outside US

CHIANG MAI – Three people have reportedly been arrested for their suspected connection to a brief pro-democracy demonstration in front of the United States Consulate in northern Thailand today. Around ten masked activists gathered in front of the US Consulate in Chiang Mai province this afternoon and held signs pledging their support for human rights, […]Read More