Articles by: Joseph O' Connor and Son Nguyen

Cambodia’s recall of diplomatic passports linked to press reports of Yingluck’s Hong Kong dealings

Cambodia’s recall of diplomatic passports linked to press reports of Yingluck’s Hong Kong dealings

January 15, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

Press reports and comments from Phnom Penh suggest that either the passport, reportedly used by Yingluck Shiniwatra, in the Hong Kong company filing is fake… Read More ›

Pheu Thai accuses authorities in Phayao province of ‘political persecution’ as election is stalled

Pheu Thai accuses authorities in Phayao province of ‘political persecution’ as election is stalled

January 12, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

The Prime Minister this week told reporters to await publication of the royal decree which will be published, eventually in the royal gazette. The election… Read More ›

Thai workers need a 2019 raise but most importantly a successful election outcome and stability

Thai workers need a 2019 raise but most importantly a successful election outcome and stability

January 7, 2019

Economy, Thailand:

Thai workers need a wage hike as many work overtime or hold two jobs to care for their families. The flexibility of the Thai workforce… Read More ›

Election commission has not set election date – it awaits royal decree from the Thai government to act

Election commission has not set election date – it awaits royal decree from the Thai government to act

January 6, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

A date for the general election has not yet been set under Thailand’s strict constitutional laws. The election commission must set the date within days… Read More ›

Election date due shortly but postponement expected as Democrat Party rejects Pheu Thai coalition offer

Election date due shortly but postponement expected as Democrat Party rejects Pheu Thai coalition offer

January 3, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

Democrat Party leader suggested that any coalition deal would need a broad consensus as he rejected an approach from the former, governing Pheu Thai Party.… Read More ›

Thai man burns down his family home: Thailand’s drugs problem is still a very real threat to society

Thai man burns down his family home: Thailand’s drugs problem is still a very real threat to society

January 2, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The effects of illegal drugs, including addiction, mental aberration and psychosis are real and cannot be ignored even though the some drugs such as cannabis,… Read More ›

Thailand’s Monarch wishes Nation a Happy New Year as coronation is announced for May with a parade

Thailand’s Monarch wishes Nation a Happy New Year as coronation is announced for May with a parade

January 2, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The coronation date has been announced in Thailand for the new Thai monarch, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who assumed the throne in October 2016 with the… Read More ›

Thailand’s political parties talking a coalition deal with reports of a short poll postponement due to logistics

Thailand’s political parties talking a coalition deal with reports of a short poll postponement due to logistics

January 1, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The official date for the general election is set to be announced within days with talk of a short postponement to allow political party logos… Read More ›

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

December 29, 2018

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Reports of empty go go bars and bored, Thai bar girls improvising Christmas parties, while tourist numbers are at an all time high, shows things… Read More ›

Thailand’s PM under fire from former cabinet colleague as he steers the country towards a critical election

Thailand’s PM under fire from former cabinet colleague as he steers the country towards a critical election

December 26, 2018

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The strongest criticism yet directed at the Thai Prime Minister as he is reported to be calculating a move into politics. The extraordinary strict new… Read More ›

Thailand faces an economic threat from a fast paced shift to a digital economy – 3 million jobs in peril

Thailand faces an economic threat from a fast paced shift to a digital economy – 3 million jobs in peril

December 24, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rapid changes, even in the last year, are bringing a quiet revolution to Thailand’s banking and media sectors. Now influential thinkers are suggesting that many… Read More ›

New health coverage proposals for foreigners in Thailand a concern for those with medical conditions

New health coverage proposals for foreigners in Thailand a concern for those with medical conditions

December 23, 2018

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

New move could be bad news for many middle aged foreigners and particularly elderly individuals who have been unable to get health insurance coverage before.… Read More ›

Inequality in Thailand is reducing but one Thai economist wants to see more ‘sufficiency’ economic thinking

Inequality in Thailand is reducing but one Thai economist wants to see more ‘sufficiency’ economic thinking

December 18, 2018

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand was shocked in recent weeks to see one of the world’s biggest banks label it as the most unequal country in the world. This… Read More ›

Denmark and Thailand seek economic partnership and face the same challenge – demographics

Denmark and Thailand seek economic partnership and face the same challenge – demographics

December 14, 2018

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The Danish ambassador held out the prospect of a  resumption of trade talks between Thailand and the EU bloc after next year elections this week.… Read More ›

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

December 12, 2018

Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

As Thailand heads into an election year, the parties opposed to the junta are beginning to direct their fire to Thailand’s new constitution itself. This… Read More ›

Climate change in Thailand – Thai farmers believe it is real but the impact is unclear as yields are steady

Climate change in Thailand – Thai farmers believe it is real but the impact is unclear as yields are steady

December 11, 2018

Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand’s is one of the very few significant economies to keep its obligations under the Paris Accord so far. It has new and exciting plans… Read More ›

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