Thai Elections 2019

Red and yellow shirts reflect on political conflict before Thailand elections

As Thailand goes to the polls this Sunday, it’s just the latest mark in Thailand’s long and often tumultuous political history. The color-coded political polarization between the royalist yellow shirts and the pro-Thaksin red shirts have dominated much of the past 15 years. We caught up with some of the activists from both sides and explores where the country is now.

Thailand’s urban voters seek decentralization of power as polls near

A different kind of urban voter story. For the past two decades, Thailand's different regions have displayed distinct patterns in the way voters cast their ballots. We traveled to Khon Kaen, the largest city in the northeast, where voters say they want to see greater decentralisation of power from capital Bangkok.