The webinar offered insight into the Thai government’s proposed Act on the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organizations, into the act’s substance, and into popular efforts to resist its adoption. The speakers addressed the implications of the act’s adoption for civil society organisations operating in Thailand. The webinar attracted 63 attendees from diverse backgrounds.
For the first time since the 2014-2019 National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) military regime took power, Bangkok voters will have the chance to choose both a governor and members of metropolitan and district councils on 22 May. Even though the Bangkok electorate does not speak for the national electorate as a whole, the Bangkok election is a testing ground for the national political sentiment. In this webinar, Dr Pitch Pongsawat discussed the importance of Bangkok’s approaching gubernatorial election and the ways in which Thailand’s political parties might adjust their strategies for the national election expected next year in response to the results of this year’s polls in the capital city.
In this webinar, Dr James Ockey and Dr Punchada Sirivunnabood examined the development and adaptations of political parties in Thailand. Drawing on the speakers’ book manuscript on stability, change, institutionalization and evolution in the Thai political-party system, the webinar seeks to shed light on the current state and future of Thailand’s major parties.
In this webinar, Mr Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit shared lessons that he gained from local election campaigns. Drawing on these experiences, he discusses the underlying problems of the governing structure of the Thai state and offered his views on why and how the power relations between the central government and local administrations need to change.