In Berlin, Los Angeles, Sydney and London, pro-democracy individuals gathered to condemn the coup that took place five years ago, May 22, 2014.
FORSEA joins Parti Sosialis Malaysis in expressing concern about the arrest and repatriation of a Thai dissident, from Malaysia to Thailand, to possibly face persecution for her political views.
The main findings of the FORSEA report give further credence to already widespread concerns among many in Thailand and in the international community regarding the fairness and transparency of the 2019 elections.
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.
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.
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.
Even if those who oppose the junta win the elections, they would be deeply hampered by the constitution’s anti-democratic elements.