The Democratic victory in the lower House of Representatives will put legal checks and balances on Orangeman’s most egregious programmes affecting Thailand — specifically immigration and the tariff wars. Thai economic and academic analysts agree right now that the election results will chill out The Donald’s protectionism. And a side effect may be to give Asia more of the White House’s foreign affairs focus.
The Voldemort family
Call it “bros before foes”. At least in the short term, the world’s only brother-sister team of fleeing fugitive ex-prime ministers put one over on the military opponents. Brothers, sisters, cousins, in-laws and outlaws, the S-clan registered a new political party, Thai Raksa Chart. Asked by Election Commission registrars for the English language title, they came up with the amusing “Thai Safe the Nation Party”. The joke’s mostly on the junta, because the Shinawatra-packed party is clearly a back-up for if... strike that, for when Pheu Thai is delisted because of all that Voldemort interference.