1MDB queries need answers

Now that the military junta is being accused of helping Malaysia’s former government to cover up the multi-billion-dollar investment fund 1MDB scandal, it should be of utmost importance for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to ensure that the public is given a clear, accurate picture of ...

Rights Groups Urge Thai Government to Curb Powers in New Cybersecurity Act

Rights groups and IT industry advocates are calling on Thai lawmakers to amend a new Cybersecurity Act that they say gives the government virtually unchecked power to monitor online data.The law sailed through an appointed Parliament unopposed in February, in the final months of the ...

Is Thailand Pivoting Away From the Us With Chinese Arms Deals?

Thailand’s military junta is pushing ahead with arms deals even as a long-promised election day looms, prompting critics to decry a lack of transparency in the procurement process.Last week, the army announced it was seeking cabinet approval to buy 14 Chinese-made VT-4 battle tanks in ...

Jitsiree Thongnoi

Corruption in Thailand: Running in Place

The military junta, despite promises, has made little progress in weeding out corruption. One of the claims used by Thai military leaders to justify their coup in 2014 was that the administration of then-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was corrupt.Keep reading ...

Neil Thompson

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