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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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
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THE RETURN OF ROYAL ABSOLUTISM UNDER THAILAND’S KING VAJIRALONGKORN

After the long authoritative reign of Bhumibol, some would have hoped that the new monarch would be more open, liberal even. Yet, they were wrong.

/ December 7, 2018