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Elected governors still a highly contentious issue

The direct election of provincial governors has been seen as a slim possibility, despite calls from various sectors of society over many years. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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Damrongdharma centres a priority, governors told

Wiboon Sanguanpong, permanent secretary of the Interior Ministry yesterday ordered provincial governors to draw roadmaps for the development of Damrongdharma centres – a nationwide establishment of the centres were initiated by National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – National

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Chadchart denies planning to run for Bangkok governor’s post

Caretaker Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt announced yesterday that he had never thought of running for the post of Bangkok governor. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Is having elected governors for Thailand dangerous?

One of Suthep’s proposals is for elected governors (currently, only Bangkok has an elected governor with all other provinces having a governor who is appointed by the Ministry of Interior). A few years ago, there was an editorial in the very conservative Naew Na entitled “Danger of Elected Provincial Governors”. TANN translated it and excerpts are […]

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Governors to help limit rice corruption

The Interior Ministry has ordered all provincial governors to devise corruption-prevention measures for the rice-pledging scheme. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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Gimmicks won’t decide governor’s poll, academics say

Gimmicks have been spicing up the Bangkok governor election campaigns, but they will not be the decisive factor for a candidate to win the race, academics say. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Unfazed hopefuls in shadow of big names in governor’s poll

Many governor hopefuls who registered yesterday may have lost many times, but they want to keep trying because they believe the city’s problems have not been solved yet. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Governors told to build tourism assets

Thailand’s Ministry of Interior has instructed provincial governors, nationwide, to establish clear tourism development plans that support the government’s policy to increase tourism competitiveness. Full News here – News update

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Thai Deputy PM proposes elected governors and limited autonomy in Deep South

With PM Yingluck stating that the government will follow His Majesty the King’s principles of  “access, understanding and development” in solving the violence in the Deep South and former PM Abhisit criticizing the government in a seminar on its policy in the Deep South, it is Deputy PM Chalerm (of all people) who has proposed […]

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Democrats, Pheu Thai play waiting game on BKK governor’s race

The upcoming Bangkok gubernatorial election will see the arch-rival Democrats and Pheu Thai fighting for the top city post, but neither party is ready to announce who their candidates are. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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