Politics

Key Twitter account linked with supporting the monarchy shut by the tech firm over violations

Key Twitter account linked with supporting the monarchy shut by the tech firm over violations

December 1, 2020

Culture, Economy, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Protest leader Parit Chiwarak or ‘Penguin’ has contrasted online activities in support of the student-led movement to those engaged in by a closed down account… Read More ›

King and Queen visit South to a rapturous salute from well-wishers in Trang and Phatthalung provinces

King and Queen visit South to a rapturous salute from well-wishers in Trang and Phatthalung provinces

November 29, 2020

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

The higher visibility of the Thai Monarch and his Queen has been a positive for the country in recent weeks and has helped buoy spirits… Read More ›

Prime Minister rules out dialogue with the ‘mob’ who he accuses of threatening to disrupt Bangkok

Prime Minister rules out dialogue with the ‘mob’ who he accuses of threatening to disrupt Bangkok

November 25, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

General Prayut was at the Foreign Ministry where he met the United States -ASEAN Council. His comments come as police on Tuesday issued over a… Read More ›

Protest leader ‘Penguin’ warns of the ‘smell’ of a coup and urges followers to take to the streets if it happens

Protest leader ‘Penguin’ warns of the ‘smell’ of a coup and urges followers to take to the streets if it happens

November 23, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

The dangerous clashes seen last week and the fizzling out of reconciliation efforts in parliament to bring the two sides together have left the kingdom… Read More ›

Anon calls for officials in government to defect as PM vows a hardline stance against all lawbreakers

Anon calls for officials in government to defect as PM vows a hardline stance against all lawbreakers

November 21, 2020

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Charges brought against high school students 15-year-old Benamaporn ‘Ploy’ Nivas, and 17-year-old Lopnaphat ‘Min’ Wangsit highlight that this is an intergenerational struggle in Thailand between… Read More ›

Escalating danger and violence on the streets as protests turn uglier with 3 demands still pursued by activists

Escalating danger and violence on the streets as protests turn uglier with 3 demands still pursued by activists

November 18, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

A monster rally at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok on Wednesday ended peacefully despite the outrage among participants at what transpired in parliament hours earlier… Read More ›

World’s biggest free trade deal just signed will be a huge boost for the Thai economy and exports 

World’s biggest free trade deal just signed will be a huge boost for the Thai economy and exports 

November 15, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The trade deal is a definite blow to US interests in the Asia Pacific while key economists see it leading to enhanced prosperity and integration… Read More ›

Thanathorn’s Progressive Movement’s play in the local elections facing sharp opposition

Thanathorn’s Progressive Movement’s play in the local elections facing sharp opposition

November 13, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A Royalist mob, this week, in Nakhon Si Thammarat, surrounded a hotel where he was reported as staying and attacked a car with tinted glass… Read More ›

Prayut condemns attack on Russian in Pattaya by irate protest leader after heckling at small rally turned sour

Prayut condemns attack on Russian in Pattaya by irate protest leader after heckling at small rally turned sour

November 12, 2020

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

On a broader note, the premier again appealed to all sides to participate in parliamentary efforts to find a way out of the current political… Read More ›

Experts see a brighter day under a Biden/ Harris US administration as PM pens congratulations

Experts see a brighter day under a Biden/ Harris US administration as PM pens congratulations

November 10, 2020

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

Top Thai economist predicts that Senator Kamala Horris will become the first female US president while government officials are preparing for a reopening and flourishing… Read More ›

Russian man assaulted by protest leader at Pattaya rally leaving his 10-year-old daughter hysterical

Russian man assaulted by protest leader at Pattaya rally leaving his 10-year-old daughter hysterical

November 9, 2020

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

The dangerous incident is yet another warning to foreigners to stay clear of all political protest activity in Thailand during what is an escalating and… Read More ›

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

November 7, 2020

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

The move, this week, drew some praise even from anti-government activists but has alienated a large and probably silent contingent of the kingdom’s population, both… Read More ›

Mounting pressure on the Prime Minister as reconciliation proposal pushed by House Speaker

Mounting pressure on the Prime Minister as reconciliation proposal pushed by House Speaker

November 4, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

Many of those involved with the current political process and standoff are suffering from fatigue not only at the insuperable obstacles and differences between the… Read More ›

Pornhub is shuttered in Thailand as Ministry blocks access online to its 10th largest market in the world

Pornhub is shuttered in Thailand as Ministry blocks access online to its 10th largest market in the world

November 2, 2020

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

The move follows a new policy directive issued to the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society last week by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and… Read More ›

Shock poll shows the Thai public is suspicious of third parties behind the kingdom’s current political unrest

Shock poll shows the Thai public is suspicious of third parties behind the kingdom’s current political unrest

November 2, 2020

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Dr Noppadol Kannikar of the firm Super Poll, in his commentary on the findings of a survey of public opinion in Thailand from the 20th… Read More ›

King tells western TV crews that he loves all Thai people equally and the kingdom is the land of compromise

King tells western TV crews that he loves all Thai people equally and the kingdom is the land of compromise

November 2, 2020

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

The King and Queen received a rousing reception from well-wishers and followers on Sunday in Bangkok. The atmosphere prompted some revealing comments from the King… Read More ›

Protest leader blacked out after illegal attempt to rearrest him on Friday night in Bangkok failed after fracas

Protest leader blacked out after illegal attempt to rearrest him on Friday night in Bangkok failed after fracas

October 31, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Pathum Wan reported to be preparing to rearrest Panusaya ‘Rung’ Sithijirawattanakul after she was admitted to the Praram 9 Hospital early on Saturday… Read More ›

Coup again ruled out by Prawit as reconciliation is sought but with growing calls for Prayut to go

Coup again ruled out by Prawit as reconciliation is sought but with growing calls for Prayut to go

October 30, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

After another week of protests and two days of a special parliamentary session, the kingdom is still mired in political conflict. There are two key… Read More ›

Chiang Rai MP shocks parliament in Bangkok by slashing himself in an outcry at police force action

Chiang Rai MP shocks parliament in Bangkok by slashing himself in an outcry at police force action

October 28, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Ruling Palang Pracharat Party MP Sira Jenjaka expressed disappointment in Mr Visan’s actions. He pointed out that he was a former deputy commerce minister. He… Read More ›

Royalists claim the United States is seeking to destabilise Thailand using ‘hybrid warfare’ tactics and media

Royalists claim the United States is seeking to destabilise Thailand using ‘hybrid warfare’ tactics and media

October 27, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The current United States Ambassador Michael De Sombre has long refuted claims that the United States was supporting political activity in Thailand including protests. The… Read More ›