Politics

Thailand’s vaccination programme will not be complete until the end of 2022 says Health Minister Anutin

Thailand’s vaccination programme will not be complete until the end of 2022 says Health Minister Anutin

January 27, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

A Super Poll survey in recent days shows the public firmly behind the government and in stout agreement with the legal action being taken against… Read More ›

Cabinet eases the burden on struggling firms as tourism sector warns another million jobs will go

Cabinet eases the burden on struggling firms as tourism sector warns another million jobs will go

January 27, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Cabinet decision this week on reduced social security fund contributions for firms in Thailand for February and March. It falls far short of the wish… Read More ›

US Ambassador resigns as Biden Presidency starts with growing tensions with China over Taiwan

US Ambassador resigns as Biden Presidency starts with growing tensions with China over Taiwan

January 24, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Taiwan may emerge as a significant issue over the coming months and years as aggressive military moves this week over the island have confirmed fears… Read More ›

Government MP and committee Chairman to have his status reviewed by the Constitutional Court

Government MP and committee Chairman to have his status reviewed by the Constitutional Court

January 24, 2021

Crime, Politics, Thailand:

A similar move was made by the court in June last year in respect of influential Deputy Agriculture Minister Thamanat Prompow but no decision has… Read More ›

Thanathorn facing serious Lèse-majesté charges after Facebook broadcast on vaccination strategy

Thanathorn facing serious Lèse-majesté charges after Facebook broadcast on vaccination strategy

January 20, 2021

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

The Thai government and the Director of the National Vaccine Institute have hailed the AstraZeneca vaccine as the right one for Thailand and see the… Read More ›

PM puts brakes on the vaccination rollout with warning that caution is the kingdom’s watchword

PM puts brakes on the vaccination rollout with warning that caution is the kingdom’s watchword

January 18, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

On Saturday, the Norwegian Medicine Agency confirmed that up to 29 people had died after being administered with the Pfizer BionNTech mRNA vaccine in the… Read More ›

Bomb device explodes on Saturday evening after broken up pro-democracy protest in Bangkok

Bomb device explodes on Saturday evening after broken up pro-democracy protest in Bangkok

January 17, 2021

Foreigners, Living, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The protest on Saturday began when a group called ‘Free Guard’ assembled at Victory Monument with three blank 112-metre banners and called upon members of… Read More ›

Pheu Thai presses the government on Chinese vaccine as PM hails the kingdom as a medical hub

Pheu Thai presses the government on Chinese vaccine as PM hails the kingdom as a medical hub

January 11, 2021

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

The Chinese vaccine has been confirmed by trials in Brazil as 78% effective and its partnering institution in the South American country is pressing ahead… Read More ›

Ministers told to fund new utility bill supports as government moves to ease Covid-19 virus surge hardship

Ministers told to fund new utility bill supports as government moves to ease Covid-19 virus surge hardship

January 6, 2021

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

Exporters warn the government that logistics needed for shipping in Eastern provinces must be maintained up and running as they report an upside in demand… Read More ›

Thailand faces its darkest hour against Covid-19 virus as vaccinations due to begin in March

Thailand faces its darkest hour against Covid-19 virus as vaccinations due to begin in March

January 5, 2021

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

Prime Minister appeals to the public to lie low for 14 or 15 days as his government tries to avoid plunging the economy into meltdown… Read More ›

D-Day for Trump supporters in DC with many here in Thailand who question the US election result

D-Day for Trump supporters in DC with many here in Thailand who question the US election result

January 4, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

It is now thought that at least 11 US senators will support objections to the votes of electors from key swing states and that they… Read More ›

PM criticises employers for using cheap, illegal migrant labour as officials remain on high alert

PM criticises employers for using cheap, illegal migrant labour as officials remain on high alert

December 25, 2020

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

Colour coded system designates Bangkok as an ‘orange’ area where increased public and official caution is required over the coming days as the kingdom hopes… Read More ›

Local poll a disguised win for the government as Pheu Thai and Progressive movement face probes

Local poll a disguised win for the government as Pheu Thai and Progressive movement face probes

December 23, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The voice of the people throughout Thailand albeit in local polls, where local issues are to the fore, did not provide encouragement or impetus for… Read More ›

Prime Minister warns employers and bent officials over illegal migrant workers but calls for calm for now

Prime Minister warns employers and bent officials over illegal migrant workers but calls for calm for now

December 22, 2020

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

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul confirmed the deployment of a 100-bed military hospital in Samut Sakhon to assist with the treatment of migrant workers in… Read More ›

Nattawut cannot speak about politics after the Redshirt leader was freed from a Bangkok prison on Friday 

Nattawut cannot speak about politics after the Redshirt leader was freed from a Bangkok prison on Friday 

December 20, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Redshirt leader and former junior minister from 2012 to 2014 had been jailed this June for violent rioting in Bangkok during protests in 2007.… Read More ›

Move against Pheu Thai, the kingdom’s biggest political party, over it’s alleged links to Thaksin

Move against Pheu Thai, the kingdom’s biggest political party, over it’s alleged links to Thaksin

December 18, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Pheu Thai Party, led by Sompong Amornvivat, has provided effective opposition in parliament and endeavoured to keep the government accountable. However, it has long… Read More ›

CSD police investigating ฿20 million bribery claim which a court linked with Thanathorn’s younger brother

CSD police investigating ฿20 million bribery claim which a court linked with Thanathorn’s younger brother

December 16, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Two men were jailed in November 2019 for accepting ฿20 million in corrupt payments by the Criminal Court in Bangkok. Now released, police are ready… Read More ›

More assured Biden Presidency to test Bangkok as US Chinese tensions expected to remain in play in Asia

More assured Biden Presidency to test Bangkok as US Chinese tensions expected to remain in play in Asia

December 15, 2020

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

No one can deny the rise of China in the Asia Pacific region and Thailand’s move towards its orbit in the last two decades. However,… Read More ›

Communist imagery and rhetoric used by group at the core of the kingdom’s street protest campaign

Communist imagery and rhetoric used by group at the core of the kingdom’s street protest campaign

December 11, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The RT or Restart Thailand logo was used in a communiqué by the Free Youth movement together with the language of labour, reminiscent of early… Read More ›

PM orders easing of entry for visa waiver countries and an extended basic tourist visa stay of 45 days

PM orders easing of entry for visa waiver countries and an extended basic tourist visa stay of 45 days

December 8, 2020

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

As Thailand launches round the clock security on its borders with Myanmar and Laos, ministers have moved to assure the public that there is no… Read More ›