Talk:Politics of Thailand

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Constitution of Thailand[edit]

Could I ask that the editors please have a look at Constitution of Thailand? I've done quite a bit of work to get it to shape, but it needs the eyes and minds of others to take it to the next level. Patiwat 23:11, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

This article lacks historical context - what should we do?[edit]

This article does not include any discussion of Thai politics or government prior to the 1997 Constitution (XVI) , and it isn't clear how this article will look in Constitution XVII. Should the article best just a snapshot of how government works in the current regime, no matter what type of regime it is? If so, where should we put articles on previous governments, e.g., the 1992 Constitution (XV) form of government (Chuan-Banharn-Chavalit-Chuan2) or the 1978 Constitution (XIII) form of government (Kriangsak-Prem-Chatichai)? Patiwat 02:33, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Neutrality Issues[edit]

Several sections of this article come across as decidedly non-neutral, particularly some things dealing with former PM Shinwarta (I'm pretty sure I bungled the spelling, but I think y'all know who I'm talking about). Notably, there seem to be partisan allegations made without being noted as such. Could we get someone to look over that stuff and check for bias?

Very close, Shinawatra. It definitely is non-neutral (for example, the pro-Taksin conspiracy to incite violence at a PAD rally is false, see the 2006 Coup Article), grammar also needs a clean-up as well. Chadcullen (talk) 19:17, 16 July 2009 (UTC)chadcullen

128.239.171.208 (talk) 15:39, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Important notice[edit]

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Neutrality and Sourcing of the Thailand and Democracy after 1932 Section[edit]

This section lacks any sources from what I can tell. More to the point, it has a huge amount of language that seems slanted or biased (including loaded terms such as "corrupt politicians"...almost naturally lacking any actual charge of corruption, or at least a source indicating said politicians as corrupt). I'd like to know if anyone has any good sources I could look at to clean up this section with.

Even failing that, I'm going to attempt a bit of a cleanup on this section, but help with research and/or sourcing would be appreciated. I've got no problem calling someone corrupt if they are, but I don't want the term used without at least something backing it up.Tyrenon (talk) 07:43, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

  • Alright, cleaned up some swaths of irrelevant language (a bit of commentary on society becoming materialistic) and dropped some of the comments about corrupt politicians that weren't sourced (such as the amount of money being spent to buy votes in elections). Again, the issue isn't whether the stuff is true or not...just that no source is offered for any of this stuff in this article.Tyrenon (talk) 07:50, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Necessity of content 2001-present[edit]

I think there needs to be some discussion regarding the purpose of this article. It is framed as a general overview of Thai politics, but either includes far too little or fasr too much information, depending on your perspective. Obviously, a lot happened in Thai politics between 1932 and 2001. But you wouldn't know it from reading the article (other than brief references to the 2007 constitution and the 1992 uprising.) It also cuts off abruptly in 2010. That's not to mention that the writing on topics post-2001 is poorly (or not) sourced, has NPOV and grammar issues, and is generally hard to read in many places. (I have no idea what "verdicted previously" means.) The topics covered in these sections have also been dealt with -- often exhaustively -- in other areas. See: Thaksin Shinawatra, 2006 Thai coup d'état, 2010 Thai political protests, 2008-2010 Thai political crisis, People's Alliance for Democracy, and many, many more. Generally, I don't like deleting large sections of any article. But if this article is meant to keep current with Thai politics, it is going to be frequently and woefully out-of-date. I think it's much more useful as a broad overview than as a chronological listing of current events. Jeditor17 (talk) 12:37, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Journalist Publishes the Thailand Expose for Which He Quit His Job[edit]

Former Reuters journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall resigns from his post in Thailand to publish the Thailand Expose, uncovering the actual political situation in Thailand. The story is also covered in other media such as The Independent and Atlantic Wire among others. The exposé seems to be a rich source also for this article. I also posted this on the Talk:Sirikit page, since queen Sirikit seems to play a central role in this secret game. --spitzl (talk) 12:37, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

There has been a coup in Thailand on 22 May 2014!!![edit]

If some readers still do not know that the military has staged a coup more than one month ago, please be so informed. My attempt to bring the article up to date has been reverted back to the pre-22 May 2014 version of the article by LeoFrank, who seems to assume that the old version (his choice) is more "neutral" than the amended version I contributed. It is not a question of neutrality. It is the question of updating the facts as the world turns on. How can an old version more "neutral" when it is factually false? It is true (or more neutral) to speak of Thailand as of now as a constitutional monarchy when there is currently no constitution? The outdated version speaks about the "Prime Minister" or the "Parliament". May I ask LeoFrank who is the current Thai PM or where is the parliament now? Fact is that, Thailand is (for the time being - we hope) under the rule of a military organization. Please wake up and go read last month's news — Preceding unsigned comment added by 110.171.87.187 (talk) 15:32, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

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