Asia Pacific

Thai king strips ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra of royal decorations

King Maha Vajiralongkorn's move comes as the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party jostles for the right to form a government.

Thai king strips ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra of royal decorations

Asia Pacific

Thai electoral body says pro-military party won popular vote

Pro-military Palang Pracharat party and opposition Pheu Thai both claimed they have mandate to form the next government.

Thai electoral body says pro-military party won popular vote

Rohingya

Groups urge Malaysia ensure accountability for 2015 mass graves

A new report says human traffickers tortured Rohingya and others before burying them in mass graves.

Groups urge Malaysia ensure accountability for 2015 mass graves

Thailand

Thailand: PM Prayuth tries to charm his way to vote win

But a victory that was once expected to be a walk in the park for the general now does not seem so certain.

Smile and wiggle: Thai PM Prayuth tries to charm his way to a win

Thailand

Military-backed party takes lead in Thailand elections

Thailand's election commission says it will announce full results of long-delayed polls on Monday.

Thailand

Thai opposition forms alliance, demands military gov't step aside

Vote outcome remains shrouded in mystery with unofficial results delayed and growing allegations of election fraud.

Thailand

Thailand parties manoeuvre for position amid election confusion

Main political parties claim election victory as electoral commission delays announcing winner of Sunday's poll.

Thailand

Election observers question Thailand's ongoing vote count

Allegations of electoral fraud have rapidly spread on social media where trending terms include 'CheatingElection19'.

Election observers question Thailand's ongoing vote count

Inside Story

Is Thailand's election democratic?

Five years after a military coup, Thailand holds an election, with millions of people voting for the first time.

Thailand

Thai polls close as coup leader eyes return to power

Thais cast ballots in a long-delayed vote that could see Prayuth Chan-ocha return to power as a civilian prime minister.

Thailand goes to polls as coup leader eyes return to power

Thailand

Crossing the line: Thailand’s fight for free speech

As the nation heads to the polls, artists are fighting for democracy. Play the game to see if you can survive in Bangkok’s art world.

Crossing the line: Thailand’s fight for free speech

Thailand

Thanathorn: 'Someone had to stand up to the military'

Before Sunday's elections, enthusiastic supporters cheer Future Forward party leader as campaigning draws to a close.

Thailand

'Gagged' Thai media fights for a voice as elections loom

Restrictive laws have hobbled Thai media since General Prayuth Chan-ocha took control of the government in 2014.

'Gagged' Thai media fights for a voice as elections loom

Asia Pacific

Thailand holds first vote since 2014 military coup

The military-backed Palang Pracharat is hoping to defeat the Pheu Thai party, which has won every election since 2001.

Opinion

Thailand's March 24 vote will not matter

Whatever its outcome, the general election will likely result in an unworkable government.

David Streckfuss

by David Streckfuss

David Streckfuss