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Redshirt leaders weigh in on Future Forward’s possible dissolution

Thida Thavornseth and her husband Weng Tojirakarn have been fighting alongside the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), or ‘red-shirts’, since its inception.Before that, Thida was one of the student activists involved in the October 1973 and October...

OPINION: Don’t disenfranchise young people and make a political martyr out of Thanathorn

Thailand’s political future is on the brink of spiraling into another round of instability.Today at 3 pm, the Constitutional Court will rule whether or not the Future Forward Party and its leaders are guilty of accepting a loan...

Background: Future Forward loan case and the key facts

Thailand's Constitutional Court will rule on Friday the legality of a loan given to the Future Forward Party by its leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.We look at the key facts surrounding the case:Background:The Future Forward Party was established...

FACTBOX: Future Forward Party

The Future Forward Party are relative newcomers to the Thai political arena having only been established in February of 2018.Under the leadership of party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and party Secretary-General Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, the left-leaning liberal party has challenged...

OPINION: Perfect storm in the making as Thailand awaits the verdict of the Constitutional Court

Today marks a pivotal point in the history of Thailand as the Constitutional Court is set to rule on the future of the Future Forward Party for a breach of a law that the party says does not even...

Central Group IPO fails to excite a market downtrodden by poor sentiment and a bleak economic outlook

Thailand's biggest retailer Central Group's nearly 78 billion baht flotation of its retail unit on Thursday has failed to excite the market due to the falling consumer sentiments and relatively higher than average price-to-earnings ratio.The IPO of CRC, the...

Parliament rejects Future Forward motion to establish anti-coup committee

Thailand's parliament on Thursday rejected a motion put forward by Future Forward to establish a committee that studies ways to prevent future coups.The motion, put forward by Future Forward Secretary-General Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, would establish a parliamentary committee that...

Time to oust outdated Thai traditions

Thailand is modernizing at an incredible pace. Social media and online interactions have deculturized younger generations of Thais from the traditional past causing far-reaching ramifications both politically and culturally.Yet one can’t help but feel that this younger generation,...

AOT profits badly hit by coronavirus outbreak

Airports of Thailand (AOT) said the outbreak of the coronavirus has seriously impacted the number of passengers at all their airports.The company said the combined number of passengers at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Hat Yai...

Thailand’s Constitutional Court orders revision of abortion law paving way for reproductive rights

Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled that Article 301 of the country's Criminal Code, which criminalizes abortion in many instances, must be amended by the government paving the way for reproductive rights within the country.Article 301 of Thailand's...

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