Politics

Dysfunction hits reopening of Thailand to tourism as Health Minister dismisses October 1st date

Dysfunction hits reopening of Thailand to tourism as Health Minister dismisses October 1st date

September 18, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Talk of lifting the alcohol ban on Phuket is scrapped as the island faces an escalating COVID-19 outbreak and is pursuing a third booster vaccine… Read More ›

PM battles hard to stabilise the government, now fatally weakened within and without parliament

PM battles hard to stabilise the government, now fatally weakened within and without parliament

September 17, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The latest broadside is a court order directing the National Anti-Corruption Commission to disclose a summary of its findings of an investigation into Deputy Prime… Read More ›

PM moves against cabal within Palang Pracharat behind failed heave against him – Thamanat out

PM moves against cabal within Palang Pracharat behind failed heave against him – Thamanat out

September 10, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

The aftermath of last week’s political drama may have only just begun playing out as the removal of the junior minister confirms reports that a… Read More ›

New emergency law planned as official says half the people in Bangkok may have contracted COVID

New emergency law planned as official says half the people in Bangkok may have contracted COVID

September 9, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The Thai Council of State is currently reviewing a draft public health emergency law which will come to parliament in November to replace the Emergency… Read More ›

Thailand to halt Sinovac use after October as Foreign Minister cites damage to Thai Chinese ties

Thailand to halt Sinovac use after October as Foreign Minister cites damage to Thai Chinese ties

September 7, 2021

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Deputy Director at the Department of Disease Control says Sinovac will not be ordered when stocks run out after October but said the vaccine, because… Read More ›

Chastened PM Prayut survives but minor coalition parties and Anutin are the winners of the big vote

Chastened PM Prayut survives but minor coalition parties and Anutin are the winners of the big vote

September 5, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

After this week’s censure debate in parliament and vote on Saturday, it is clear that the man to watch in Thai politics right now is… Read More ›

Crisis averted in parliament as MPs coup plot against the Prime Minister melts in goodwill at crucial meeting

Crisis averted in parliament as MPs coup plot against the Prime Minister melts in goodwill at crucial meeting

September 4, 2021

More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

In a fierce censure debate this week, opposition party MPs came forward with revelation after revelation while government MPs and ministers, apart from the Prime… Read More ›

Only 13% will visit Thailand under the kingdom’s demanding entry process with 2021 economic growth at stake

Only 13% will visit Thailand under the kingdom’s demanding entry process with 2021 economic growth at stake

September 2, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Readers survey has some good news for the government as problems grow for the Phuket Sandbox with a ‘crisis’ now on the island according to… Read More ›

Fears grow that Ferrari Jo will evade justice as local monk offers him support as a ‘peacekeeper’

Fears grow that Ferrari Jo will evade justice as local monk offers him support as a ‘peacekeeper’

August 29, 2021

Crime, Politics, Thailand:

Ferrari Joe is being held at Phitsanulok Prison where according to the prison governor Narong Juisei, on Saturday, he spent a stressful first night in… Read More ›

Torture death of drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan raises long-held suspicions on police corruption

Torture death of drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan raises long-held suspicions on police corruption

August 26, 2021

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

High profile and wealthy former Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon is on the run as the police zero in on his wealth after a shocking video… Read More ›

Officials switch to prioritising economic recovery as CCSA expected to agree a new Covid approach

Officials switch to prioritising economic recovery as CCSA expected to agree a new Covid approach

August 25, 2021

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

The baht rallied by 1% on Tuesday along with the stock exchange after it became clear that the Thai government is intent on reopening the… Read More ›

Prime Minister calls for unity as he promises the kingdom is set to make a sustainable recovery from the crisis

Prime Minister calls for unity as he promises the kingdom is set to make a sustainable recovery from the crisis

August 22, 2021

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

A Suan Dusit economic opinion poll on Sunday appears to show a more resilient population with 32.31% of people saying they could survive for between… Read More ›

Grenade attack on police in Din Daeng leaves 7 officers wounded as up to 8 youths are arrested in police charge

Grenade attack on police in Din Daeng leaves 7 officers wounded as up to 8 youths are arrested in police charge

August 21, 2021

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Signal by the police commissioner of a softer tone on Saturday was accompanied by the removal of a container barricade which has been the focus… Read More ›

Bigger crisis than 1997 as taxis give up and central bank urges up to ฿1 trillion more in public debt

Bigger crisis than 1997 as taxis give up and central bank urges up to ฿1 trillion more in public debt

August 17, 2021

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

The economy continues to be impacted by extended lockdown measures and trillions of baht lost through the effective closure of the foreign tourism industry. Amid… Read More ›

Nattawut may face sedition charges as successful ‘big honk’ rally later gave way to running clashes

Nattawut may face sedition charges as successful ‘big honk’ rally later gave way to running clashes

August 15, 2021

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Clashes between police riot control squads and young activists well into the evening and past curfew followed an emotional appeal by Sunday’s rally leader, Mr… Read More ›

Redshirt leader calls for a peaceful rally with car horns blaring for removal of the Prime Minister

Redshirt leader calls for a peaceful rally with car horns blaring for removal of the Prime Minister

August 13, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Former cabinet minister and redshirt activist, Nattawut Saikuar, says Sunday’s rally in which car horns will blare during the national anthem calling for Prime Minister… Read More ›

Military asked to help quell protests as mob, targeting PM’s home, burn out small roadside police office

Military asked to help quell protests as mob, targeting PM’s home, burn out small roadside police office

August 12, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Top brass in the armed forces consider how to assist police operations in Bangkok as protest activity becomes more militant and aggressive. The news comes… Read More ›

Foreigners in Thailand have nearly ฿600 billion in the bank as inequality and poverty rise alarmingly

Foreigners in Thailand have nearly ฿600 billion in the bank as inequality and poverty rise alarmingly

August 11, 2021

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

Figures published this week show a strong financial system but a deeply dysfunctional economy plagued by growing inequality. Thailand’s economic problems date back to well… Read More ›

Rising prospect of GDP contraction for 2021 may see government breach the legal public debt limit

Rising prospect of GDP contraction for 2021 may see government breach the legal public debt limit

August 4, 2021

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

The Thai government is facing ever more dismal economic prospects as an export sector leader warns of calamity if firms continue to lose hundreds of… Read More ›

Police: truthful reporting not a target as a state official is arrested over false online coup reports in Chachoengsao 

Police: truthful reporting not a target as a state official is arrested over false online coup reports in Chachoengsao 

August 2, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The legal provision approved last week has sparked protests from the media and has damaged further Thailand’s reputation abroad, where the provisions are seen as… Read More ›