Politics

Minister denies the government is prioritising tourism over safety tackling the Chinese corona virus

Minister denies the government is prioritising tourism over safety tackling the Chinese corona virus

January 27, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

It comes as the number of deaths in China has gone past 80 with 2,744 confirmed cases. However international experts continue to be sceptical about… Read More ›

Prime Minister and Budget director issue strong warning about the legally stalled 2020 budget

Prime Minister and Budget director issue strong warning about the legally stalled 2020 budget

January 24, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The Speaker of the House of Representatives sent the legal issue arising out of MPs facilitating each other on votes by using colleague’s voting cards… Read More ›

Vital ฿3.2 trillion spending bill could be sunk after former Democrat MP raises valid legal concerns 

Vital ฿3.2 trillion spending bill could be sunk after former Democrat MP raises valid legal concerns 

January 23, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has expressed concern at the development but says officials are ready to respond to keep the economy primed in this… Read More ›

Future Forward celebrate judgment but a bigger test awaits before the court over Thanathorn loans case

Future Forward celebrate judgment but a bigger test awaits before the court over Thanathorn loans case

January 21, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

Case taken up by the court over ฿192 million in loans from Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit calls for the party’s dissolution as provided for under the Political… Read More ›

Future Forward leader predicts inter-generational strife if the new political party is dissolved by law this Tuesday

Future Forward leader predicts inter-generational strife if the new political party is dissolved by law this Tuesday

January 18, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Political science experts are more nuanced about the implications for Thai politics if the new party meets its demise at the hands of Thailand’s Constitutional… Read More ›

Future Forward Party push law to open up beer production in Thailand in a bottom-up economic approach

Future Forward Party push law to open up beer production in Thailand in a bottom-up economic approach

January 15, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The Progressive Breweries and Distilleries Act was published by the radical new party in Thai politics this Tuesday by leader  Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. It is the… Read More ›

Political rallies in Bangkok pass off peacefully as moderate crowds turn out for rival events early on Sunday

Political rallies in Bangkok pass off peacefully as moderate crowds turn out for rival events early on Sunday

January 12, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Police closely monitored the anti-government rally with checkpoints to ensure that there were no provocative posters or placards. They estimated the crowd at just under… Read More ›

Thaksin and Yingluck strike out into the exciting new world of DNA health technology in LA with new product 

Thaksin and Yingluck strike out into the exciting new world of DNA health technology in LA with new product 

January 10, 2020

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

The ex-premiers are co-founders of the UK firm with Professor Chris Toumazon and Dr Maria Karvela. DNA nudge is currently based in Covent Garden in… Read More ›

Trump to address Americans after Iranian attack on air force base housing US troops last night

Trump to address Americans after Iranian attack on air force base housing US troops last night

January 8, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

In Thailand, the prospect of a conflict between the United States and Iran has raised alarm as the kingdom already has nationals working in the… Read More ›

Polls show the public becoming more polarised as Deputy PM assures public there is nothing to worry about

Polls show the public becoming more polarised as Deputy PM assures public there is nothing to worry about

January 5, 2020

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

Super Poll’s Noppadol Kannikar while commenting on the latest disturbing findings has criticised the coalition government’s messaging which he concludes is being outdone by Future… Read More ›

Thai Justice Minister promises to push legal measure for the castration of rapists with public support

Thai Justice Minister promises to push legal measure for the castration of rapists with public support

January 3, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Officials at the Justice Ministry are urgently reviewing the detention of up to 100 highly dangerous inmates being held in Thailand’s overcrowded prisons who may… Read More ›

Army chief’s comments show that a showdown with the Future Forward Party is coming sometime in 2020

Army chief’s comments show that a showdown with the Future Forward Party is coming sometime in 2020

January 2, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

On Thursday, General Apirat Kongsompong put all military units on a heightened state of alert and vowed that he would not let anyone ‘burn the… Read More ›

Rice price spike but drought conditions to recede – security concern for the Mekong river

Rice price spike but drought conditions to recede – security concern for the Mekong river

December 30, 2019

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

Last year at the height of the drought crisis, the Thai government reached out to Beijing and called in the Chinese ambassador to discuss conditions… Read More ›

Public support swings behind Thanathorn and Future Forward as the political party faces dissolution

Public support swings behind Thanathorn and Future Forward as the political party faces dissolution

December 29, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Thanathorn sent a message of thanks to all supporters of the party in 2019 in a Facebook message on Saturday. It talks of a struggle… Read More ›

Output down by over 7% as the government opens social security to older self-employed Thais

Output down by over 7% as the government opens social security to older self-employed Thais

December 26, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

In spite of lowering factory output, exports and depressed public sentiment, the Thai state’s revenue for October and November grew by 4.6%, well ahead of… Read More ›

Thanathorn to faces protest charges brought by police and is warned against falling into a trap

Thanathorn to faces protest charges brought by police and is warned against falling into a trap

December 23, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

It comes as Thailand appears to be descending again into another round of street protest and agitation. Former protest leaders are warning Mr Thanathorn that… Read More ›

Johnson triumph watched avidly in Thailand on Friday as vote is good news for the kingdom

Johnson triumph watched avidly in Thailand on Friday as vote is good news for the kingdom

December 13, 2019

Foreigners, Media, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Results bearing the news of the historic win were watched avidly by UK expats living in Thailand and worldwide and the wider foreign expat community… Read More ›

Election Commission goes to court to have Future Forward disbanded for illegal funding over ฿200 in loans

Election Commission goes to court to have Future Forward disbanded for illegal funding over ฿200 in loans

December 13, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The new blow for Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is not unexpected by nonetheless brings the blunt prospect of removing Mr Thanathorn, his key associates and his new… Read More ›

Government already in fire fighting mode yet it retains its core support according to the latest NIDA poll

Government already in fire fighting mode yet it retains its core support according to the latest NIDA poll

December 9, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The most negative number in the opinion poll published this Sunday is that over 61% of the public feel Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha is… Read More ›

Richest man in Thailand calls for less time spent at school and a Thai education revolution for a new era

Richest man in Thailand calls for less time spent at school and a Thai education revolution for a new era

December 6, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The Chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Dhanin Chearavanont made his radical thinking on education public at the World Education Forum in Paris this week. The… Read More ›