Termsak Chalermpalanupap

Dr Termsak Chalermpalanupap is a Visiting Fellow in the Thailand Studies Programme of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Previously he had been a researcher on ASEAN political and security cooperation at the Institute’s ASEAN Studies Centre. Prior to joining the Institute in July 2012, Dr. Termsak had served at the ASEAN Secretariat for nearly 20 years. His last post before retirement in July 2012 was director of the APSC Department’s Division of Political and Security Cooperation. Prior to joining the ASEAN Secretariat in early 1993, Dr Termsak had worked at The Nation, an English-language daily in Bangkok.

Articles by Termsak Chalermpalanupap (20)

How Much Longer Can Thailand’s Prime Minister Rule Before Reaching the Eight-year Limit?

Termsak Chalermpalanupap

A dispute has emerged over when Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha’s premiership will reach the constitutional limit.

Thai PM Remains Vulnerable Without a Party of His Own

Termsak Chalermpalanupap

Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha has narrowly escaped “political assassination” in the House of Representatives. This underscores the urgency of strengthen his political power base. Without doing so, the future of his premiership will remain at risk.

Major Parties Lacking Candidates with a Winning Chance in Bangkok’s Gubernatorial Election

Termsak Chalermpalanupap

The election for the post of governor of Bangkok is due to take place in the last quarter of this year. However, Thailand’s major political parties lack suitable candidates with realistic chances of victory.

Another Movement Takes Aim at Prayut

Termsak Chalermpalanupap

A new movement of “fed-up” Thais has arisen, calling for a less ambitious goal — getting the Prime Minister to resign. This will be a tall order.

What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander

Termsak Chalermpalanupap

The convictions of three ministers do not augur well for the ruling coalition led by Thai Prime Minister Prayut. It also sets a precedent for pro-democracy protestors who have been detained - invoking one’s constitutional right to justify unlawful protest activities is an invalid legal defence.