Politics

Severe emergency rescinded but the measure has worsened, not quelled the kingdom’s unrest

Severe emergency rescinded but the measure has worsened, not quelled the kingdom’s unrest

October 22, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

The Thai Prime Minister made a gesture to the protest movement but it is unlikely to result in talks. Both sides inhabit different worlds. It… Read More ›

Large protest turnout in Bangkok on Wednesday pushed for the PM to go with a 3-day ultimatum delivered

Large protest turnout in Bangkok on Wednesday pushed for the PM to go with a 3-day ultimatum delivered

October 22, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Protesters in Bangkok on Wednesday night appeared more confident and to have momentum as they confronted police at key points throughout the city. Earlier in… Read More ›

Voice TV ordered shut by a Thai court as action against media outlets proceeds despite assurances

Voice TV ordered shut by a Thai court as action against media outlets proceeds despite assurances

October 20, 2020

Media, Politics, Thai World:

Top government officials appeared reticent on Tuesday about closing down media outlets as efforts to resolve the political crisis on the streets have begun and… Read More ›

China and Thailand forging deeper ties which may pose a problem for western firms in the future

China and Thailand forging deeper ties which may pose a problem for western firms in the future

October 19, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

US Ambassador Michael de Sombre in early October questioned the efficacy of Thailand’s long term fight against the virus and described the kingdom as being… Read More ›

Prime Minister’s position has been weakened by protests as progressive leader says he must go to allow talks 

Prime Minister’s position has been weakened by protests as progressive leader says he must go to allow talks 

October 19, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Moves are underway to bring this crisis back to parliament after government MPs appear to have misjudged the public’s mood on September 24th last when… Read More ›

Protester charged with harming the Queen’s liberty claims innocence after his arrest on Friday in Bangkok

Protester charged with harming the Queen’s liberty claims innocence after his arrest on Friday in Bangkok

October 18, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

The incident underscores the dangerous and disturbing position that Thailand now finds itself in, where the monarchy, long-held above the political fray, is being drawn… Read More ›

Protests on the streets creating political tensions as PM warns the public only the country will lose

Protests on the streets creating political tensions as PM warns the public only the country will lose

October 17, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Advice to the current Prime Minister Prayuth Chan ocha from his predecessor from 2014, Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday, will not have been welcomed and indicates… Read More ›

Press conference given by activist and Progressive Movement leader checked by abrupt police visit

Press conference given by activist and Progressive Movement leader checked by abrupt police visit

October 16, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, formerly the Secretary-General of the disbanded Future Forward Party, was visible on Wednesday night, some hours ahead of the government crackdown early on… Read More ›

Water cannon used to fend off Bangkok protesters as police uphold the strict new emergency laws

Water cannon used to fend off Bangkok protesters as police uphold the strict new emergency laws

October 16, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Standoff between police and more aggressive protesters near Pathumwan intersection in Bangkok after both sides sprayed each other with coloured substances. Shopping centres and landmark… Read More ›

Revived protest ends in Bangkok as severe state of emergency is declared and protest leaders promptly arrested

Revived protest ends in Bangkok as severe state of emergency is declared and protest leaders promptly arrested

October 15, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Senior police officers fired after Wednesday’s debacle with reports that an operation centre led by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan will be established to restore… Read More ›

Fears of a crackdown on protest grow overnight as PM warns parents to get loved ones out of zone before action

Fears of a crackdown on protest grow overnight as PM warns parents to get loved ones out of zone before action

October 15, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

The news comes as an arch royalist, Major General Rienthong Nanna, in a chilling Facebook post, warned that Bangkok was being surrounded by pro royalist… Read More ›

Rally’s march on Government House surprises officials with a larger turnout and police in retreat

Rally’s march on Government House surprises officials with a larger turnout and police in retreat

October 14, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

The crowd on Wednesday swelled in the late afternoon as the march gained momentum and security forces were consistently forced to retreat before what was… Read More ›

Chinese FM to visit Thailand in a Covid battered world of raised tensions and potential conflict

Chinese FM to visit Thailand in a Covid battered world of raised tensions and potential conflict

October 14, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

In a June 2018 interview with Time Magazine, Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayut Chan ocha, categorically described China as the kingdom’s number one partner despite… Read More ›

Police arrest 21 protesters in Bangkok attempting to block the road to be used for planned Royal motorcade

Police arrest 21 protesters in Bangkok attempting to block the road to be used for planned Royal motorcade

October 13, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa has called on the public to attend the rally tomorrow after 6 pm. On Monday, it was reported by military… Read More ›

Smaller crowd expected at rally on Wednesday as police gear up security cordon with citywide checkpoints

Smaller crowd expected at rally on Wednesday as police gear up security cordon with citywide checkpoints

October 13, 2020

Politics:

Radical protest leader, Arnon Nampa, has vowed to lead a march on Government House when the rally takes place on Wednesday and has promised an… Read More ›

Army denies links to suspended network of fake accounts online removed by Twitter and Facebook

Army denies links to suspended network of fake accounts online removed by Twitter and Facebook

October 11, 2020

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

Top army officer, Lieutenant General Santipong Thammapiya, says Twitter and Facebook have failed to do their homework by linking it to an orchestrated propaganda network… Read More ›

Police say students have no permission to protest as army chief warns that security will be upheld

Police say students have no permission to protest as army chief warns that security will be upheld

October 7, 2020

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

General Narongphan Jitkaewtae, the newly installed army boss, asked on what basis do students presume to demand reforms when they have contributed nothing and should… Read More ›

Interpol Red Notice for ‘Boss’ Vorayuth as Police authorities in Bangkok seek to bring him to trial

Interpol Red Notice for ‘Boss’ Vorayuth as Police authorities in Bangkok seek to bring him to trial

October 5, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Red Notice is not an international arrest warrant but a tool to track the fugitive which can be followed up with his arrest and extradition… Read More ›

New army chief takes the helm this week amid growing tensions and rising public apathy toward politics 

New army chief takes the helm this week amid growing tensions and rising public apathy toward politics 

September 30, 2020

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

New army leader is understood to have been handpicked by the King and comes from a modest, non-elite background. General Narongphan Jitkaewtae is known for… Read More ›

Swirling talk of Thaksin’s return as PM quashed as fake news amid signs of a repositioned Pheu Thai Party

Swirling talk of Thaksin’s return as PM quashed as fake news amid signs of a repositioned Pheu Thai Party

September 30, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

A political scientist at Chulalongkorn University, Chaiyan Chaiyaporn, has suggested that the events in recent days, could mean many things but certainly, it could suggest… Read More ›