Pavin Chachavalpongpun

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Pavin Chachavalpongpun is associate professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. Since the coup of 2014 in Thailand, Pavin was summoned twice for his criticial views of the monarchy and the military. He rejected the summons. As a result, the Thai junta issued a warrant for his arrest and revoked his passport, forcing him to apply for a refugee with Japan.

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What Will Thailand Look Like in 2020?

Vajiralongkorn is an ambitious king, he has also become increasingly politically savvy. But he is not alone in the world of ambitious leaders. New leaders, like Thanathorn, are equally ambitious. 2020 could be the year when the two collide.

/ January 11, 2020
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A Film Unseen in Thailand

On 12 December 2019, up-and-coming Thai film producer, Thunska Pansittivorakul, thrilled his audiences at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, by showing one of his latest films – Screaming Goats – a film never to be screened in...

/ December 13, 2019
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ต่างชาติเมินกดดันรัฐบาลทหารไทย

Almost two months after the Thai elections, no government has been formed. Clearly the junta is clinging to power. Meanwhile, the West allows this to happen as it cares little about democracy in Thailand.

/ May 23, 2019
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The NEW REIGN of DIVISION HAS BEGUN in THAILAND

Royal absolutism is likely to pick up speed following the coronation. The possibility of consensus-making will diminish the more absolutism grows, and so too will the likelihood of political conflict.

/ May 8, 2019
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THAI ELECTIONS 2019

Military uniforms are out, the civilian look is in. Window dressing aside: The five-year military rule has done nothing but deepen the militarisation of the Thai political landscape.

/ March 24, 2019

THE DISSOLUTION of the THAI RAKSA CHART PARTY

Just weeks before the general elections in Thailand, the judicial coup is taking place.

/ March 9, 2019
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POLITICISED THAI CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

บทบาททางการเมืองของศาลรัฐธรรมนูญ: อาจารย์ธีระ สุธีวรางกูล จากคณะนิติศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์

/ January 28, 2019
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ANOTHER ELECTION DELAY WOULD KILL THAILAND’S DEMOCRACY

One hopes that elections will actually be held this time around. Failure by the government to keep to the recently announced date could lead to political instability.

/ January 25, 2019
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VIDEO: PRAJAK KONGKIRATI on the THAI ELECTIONS 2019

In a FORSEA exclusive, Dr Prajak Kongkirati from Bangkok's Thammasat University, speaks about Thailand's military government and its inherent distain of the democratic process as upcoming polls loom for the country.

/ January 20, 2019
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NO MATTER HOW THAILAND VOTES, THE MILITARY’S GRIP WILL STAY

Even if those who oppose the junta win the elections, they would be deeply hampered by the constitution’s anti-democratic elements.

/ December 14, 2018