Politics

Constitutional Court voting decision a watershed moment for Thai politics says top Pheu Thai MP and whip

Constitutional Court voting decision a watershed moment for Thai politics says top Pheu Thai MP and whip

November 25, 2022

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The Pheu Thai Party won zero party list seats in the 2019 General Election with 21.9% of the vote, seats that ultimately, due to the… Read More ›

Arrest and detention of alleged Chinese crime boss puts political pressure on Palang Pracharat Party

Arrest and detention of alleged Chinese crime boss puts political pressure on Palang Pracharat Party

November 25, 2022

Crime, Culture, Politics, Thailand:

Before the court proceedings, on Wednesday, a frank and open press conference given by General Surachate Hakparn was attended by former Bangkok political and underworld… Read More ›

Cannabis revolution targeted as MPs and public confront the Bhumjaithai Party’s populist gambit on pot

Cannabis revolution targeted as MPs and public confront the Bhumjaithai Party’s populist gambit on pot

November 24, 2022

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

What MPs have described as a ‘distorted’ marijuana bill which was supposed to control the recreational use of the drug has instead provided a framework… Read More ›

Central bank boss worried about General Election political promises and rising geopolitical threats

Central bank boss worried about General Election political promises and rising geopolitical threats

November 20, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The bank is confident that Thailand’s economy will grow at not less than 3% in 2023 and has projected 3.8%. Meanwhile, a key monetary policy… Read More ›

Thailand looking at new modular US nuclear reactors as a future sustainable power source

Thailand looking at new modular US nuclear reactors as a future sustainable power source

November 19, 2022

Culture, Economy, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Successful summit was wrapped up by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha in Bangkok on Saturday as he handed over the baton to the US… Read More ›

President Xi Jinping touches down in Bangkok for APEC Summit hosted by Thailand, PM at the airport

President Xi Jinping touches down in Bangkok for APEC Summit hosted by Thailand, PM at the airport

November 17, 2022

Culture, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

National Police Commissioner General Damrongsak Kittiprapat has implored the public in Bangkok to assist the police in carrying out the mammoth security operation for the… Read More ›

Pattani bombs put Thai security agencies on alert as they gear up for APEC Summit in Bangkok 

Pattani bombs put Thai security agencies on alert as they gear up for APEC Summit in Bangkok 

November 16, 2022

Crime, Culture, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Deputy Prime Minister issued a new order to Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) in the South and other agencies to step up already heightened vigilance… Read More ›

PM supports stronger ASEAN-US partnership to tackle emerging crises in the region and globally 

PM supports stronger ASEAN-US partnership to tackle emerging crises in the region and globally 

November 13, 2022

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The Thai Prime Minister’s support for the Quad defence initiative between the United States, Japan, India and Australia, seen as a bulwark against China, as… Read More ›

Election laws to be decided by court on November 30th after Prayut plays his best political hand to win power

Election laws to be decided by court on November 30th after Prayut plays his best political hand to win power

November 11, 2022

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand is expected to move faster towards a 2023 General Election after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit ends on the 19th of November next… Read More ›

Land for foreign high flyers plan to be axed by cabinet as new 10-year visa draws a pretty mild response

Land for foreign high flyers plan to be axed by cabinet as new 10-year visa draws a pretty mild response

November 7, 2022

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

Minister of the Interior General Anupong argues that there are other options for foreigners seeking to acquire property in Thailand and that the new 10-year… Read More ›

Emergency Room admissions for cannabis up 566% as parties call for it to again be criminalised

Emergency Room admissions for cannabis up 566% as parties call for it to again be criminalised

November 5, 2022

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

Spat between deputy prime ministers Anutin Charnvirakul and Jurin Laksanawisit over the issue as tensions mount. The Democrat Party and the opposition are adamant that… Read More ›

Anger grows over land for foreigners plan as ex-MP says Thais may face a ban in upmarket areas

Anger grows over land for foreigners plan as ex-MP says Thais may face a ban in upmarket areas

November 1, 2022

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

Land purchase programme under the new long-term visa is now being backpedalled by the government with Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, on Tuesday, saying it… Read More ›

Uncertain politics ahead as PM reported to be planning to dissolve the House of Representatives

Uncertain politics ahead as PM reported to be planning to dissolve the House of Representatives

October 31, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Political expert says Prayut should have resigned as Prime Minister on August 24th and bowed out with dignity as his future path to power in… Read More ›

Pheu Thai opposes land for foreigners as industry leader warns of abuse from Chinese speculators 

Pheu Thai opposes land for foreigners as industry leader warns of abuse from Chinese speculators 

October 29, 2022

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

The government has been left reeling as opposition to its property for wealthy foreigners regulation rises with fears of abuses by wealthy Chinese investors as… Read More ›

Political quake brewing over nightclub Chinese donor which could see ruling party dissolved

Political quake brewing over nightclub Chinese donor which could see ruling party dissolved

October 28, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Police enquiries into the financing of the highly unusual and illegal nightclub that began on Wednesday had been focusing on the owner and financial backer… Read More ›

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

October 26, 2022

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

Speaking on Monday, the minister reaffirmed his party’s opposition to the government’s marijuana bill. The deputy prime minister said the liberal availability of cannabis was… Read More ›

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

October 24, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Attack on the Progressive Movement leader by a crazed and eccentric businessman comes before a General Election is due to be called in Thailand in… Read More ›

Thailand feels the pinch of lower tourism earnings as second ex-minister queries economic data

Thailand feels the pinch of lower tourism earnings as second ex-minister queries economic data

October 24, 2022

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

Former Deputy Minister of Labour warns that a continuation of the current trend with twin deficits would be bad news for the kingdom. Thailand’s Foreign… Read More ›

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

October 23, 2022

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

Political experts and commentators have been talking up the prospects of the Bhumjaithai Party as a ‘neutral’ actor on the receiving end of defections with… Read More ›

Bad news from Beijing with Xi’s rise, the prospect of war and a divided world have greatly grown

Bad news from Beijing with Xi’s rise, the prospect of war and a divided world have greatly grown

October 18, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Xi Jinping has presided since 2013 over a period of declining growth rates and the emergence of several great crises which have completely undermined confidence… Read More ›