Politics

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 ›

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

January 14, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

A singular achievement for the Thai government and current Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha who in 2015 and 2016 battled against threats of a red… 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 ›

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 ›

Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

January 5, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New Thai political party for Muslims wants to forge closer links between Thailand and the Islamic world. Veteran politician and leader Pichet Sathirachawala, wants to see… 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Prayut takes a step closer to leading Thailand’s next democratically elected government

Prayut takes a step closer to leading Thailand’s next democratically elected government

December 5, 2018

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

The current Prime Minister is well positioned to become the next government leader and should receive the support of Thailand Upper House when the new… Read More ›

Thailand uses big data to power the government and foster public confidence as well as ownership

Thailand uses big data to power the government and foster public confidence as well as ownership

November 16, 2018

Economy, Living, Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is quietly working on a revolution in both the operations or business and government. A country unhindered by PC thinking and supranational powers, it… Read More ›

Pheu Thai chairperson laments lack of time to prepare policies but does not wish the election postponed

Pheu Thai chairperson laments lack of time to prepare policies but does not wish the election postponed

November 14, 2018

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

New leader and Chairman in Pheu Thai as the party gears up for the election in the face of desertion for new parties and the… Read More ›

Thailand seeks less rancour as it counts down to its first election under the new Constitution

Thailand seeks less rancour as it counts down to its first election under the new Constitution

November 7, 2018

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Last month Panthongtae Shinawatra, the son of the exiled former Thai Prime Minister faced money laundering charges. The case was politicised by former supporters of… Read More ›

Thai lawmakers in move to position Bangkok as a global international city bridging Asia and the world

Thai lawmakers in move to position Bangkok as a global international city bridging Asia and the world

November 5, 2018

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Bangkok becoming the Geneva of Asia is the new goal as Thailand passes key legislation allowing for personnel of international organisations to be granted privileges… Read More ›

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