Published: Nov 28, 2018
The delegations from the three largest economies in the world – the United States, China and Japan – are now gone from the recent Asean and East Asia Summits here, as well as from the Apec summit in Papua New Guinea.
Published: Aug 22, 2017
NATIONAL HUMAN Rights Commission (NHRC) President What Tingsmith said on Tuesday the attempt to remove human rights commissioners under the organic law governing the agency might have stemmed from "those in power"s’ dissatisfaction with certain commissioners.
Published: Jun 28, 2017
Election Commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn railed against the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) for facilitating current National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) members to continue after the agency is reconstituted while the same standard was not used for the Election Commission (EC).
Published: Jun 20, 2017
The current five members of the Election Commission (EC) are far from unanimous about standing up against their dismissal as stipulated by the draft organic law, with two of them accepting the decision by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to remove them from office in a “resetting” of the agency.
Published: Jun 06, 2017
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday that he had no idea how “resetting” the Election Commission would somehow enable the National Council for Peace and Order to prolong its power, as some had alleged, as it was the people who would go out and cast their votes in a general election.
Published: Nov 21, 2016
Since the early 2000s, countries in Southeast Asia have seen a plethora of trade pacts. Singapore signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand in 2000. Soon, others like Malaysia and Thailand got in on the act.