Politics

Thailand’s new democracy cannot claim victory as old strifes open up against a weak government

Thailand’s new democracy cannot claim victory as old strifes open up against a weak government

June 18, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

New cabinet, once it is sworn in, will replace the National Council for Peace and Order which has been in power since 2014. It is… Read More ›

Fate of key ministries will be the opening indicator on how the new Thai government proceeds from here

Fate of key ministries will be the opening indicator on how the new Thai government proceeds from here

June 11, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Some within the Democrat and Bhumjaitai parties seem to have forgotten that this new parliament is operating under a very different constitutional dispensation. A difficult… Read More ›

Prayut wins vote to be Thailand’s Prime Minister in marathon 12 hour session of parliament in Bangkok

Prayut wins vote to be Thailand’s Prime Minister in marathon 12 hour session of parliament in Bangkok

June 5, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The 29th Thai Prime Minister now moves on to form his second government which will face a very different political environment to the last one… Read More ›

Thai parliament in session as Thailand begins a new political era with a surprise for Pheu Thai

Thai parliament in session as Thailand begins a new political era with a surprise for Pheu Thai

May 26, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

It is reported that the vote on Thailand’s next Prime Minister will take place in the next week as the  existing government supporting parties look… Read More ›

US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

May 25, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The US China trade war appears to be here to stay and has huge ramifications for Thailand. There were signs this week that global companies… Read More ›

Economic threats the biggest challenge now for Prayut as he seeks to form new Thai government

Economic threats the biggest challenge now for Prayut as he seeks to form new Thai government

May 23, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

As the new Thai parliament opens, figure out this week show Thailand’s exports declined in the first quarter by up to 2% and the rate… Read More ›

PM to be elected Prime Minister under key constitutional provisions by the end of May as new era begins

PM to be elected Prime Minister under key constitutional provisions by the end of May as new era begins

May 15, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The 2017 Constitution provides for the election of a Prime Minister under Section 159 and Section 272. The charter provides for an exception within 5… Read More ›

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

May 12, 2019

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

The outcome of the trade talks between China and US may yet change course but if things stay as they are or get worse, as… Read More ›

Election results confirmed: premiership of Prayut looks likely as opposition faces a steep climb

Election results confirmed: premiership of Prayut looks likely as opposition faces a steep climb

May 8, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s new senate is due to also be confirmed shortly as its 250 handpicked members get ready to play a new, more powerful role under… Read More ›

Coronation of Rama X a new start for Thailand as King gives the country a new Queen in a surprise

Coronation of Rama X a new start for Thailand as King gives the country a new Queen in a surprise

May 3, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The new Thai king has already won praise since he came to the throne in 2018. This weekend will see him take on a new… Read More ›

Thailand’s PM commits to a global world vision as the country signs up to China’s belt and road

Thailand’s PM commits to a global world vision as the country signs up to China’s belt and road

April 28, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The speech by the Thai Prime Minister went further than just trade and suggested a greater convergence between all the countries involved on regulation, the… Read More ›

Decision clears the way for Prayut to form a new Thai government when the new parliament meets in June

Decision clears the way for Prayut to form a new Thai government when the new parliament meets in June

April 26, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The Ombudsman has referred the calculation process for the party list MPs to the Constitutional Court as there were submissions that claimed that the formula… Read More ›

June predicted as a key moment for Thai economy and value of the Thai baht as it declines slightly

June predicted as a key moment for Thai economy and value of the Thai baht as it declines slightly

April 25, 2019

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

The confidence generated both at home and abroad by Thailand’s election on March 24th may be in danger of being lost as political uncertainty grows.… Read More ›

Thailand and Cambodia move closer together with new rail and flights to boost trade, business and tourism

Thailand and Cambodia move closer together with new rail and flights to boost trade, business and tourism

April 24, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The new Air Asia flights from the airline’s growing domestic and international hub at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok to Sihanoukville will take off four… Read More ›

Prime Minister welcomes news that Thai economy is the world’s happiest in Bloomberg index for a second year

Prime Minister welcomes news that Thai economy is the world’s happiest in Bloomberg index for a second year

April 21, 2019

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

The Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha has welcomed this week’s Bloomberg Misery Index which lists Thailand as the least miserable country in the world… Read More ›

Thailand’s top economic officials warn politicians that a stable government and leadership is needed

Thailand’s top economic officials warn politicians that a stable government and leadership is needed

April 21, 2019

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

Right now Thailand’s economy is being held hostage by events on the international stage increasingly driven by a hawkish tone since the advent of Trump… Read More ›

Cannabis may become a political issue as raid on Suphan Buri foundation exposes limits of new law

Cannabis may become a political issue as raid on Suphan Buri foundation exposes limits of new law

April 7, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The raid and arrest of a staff member of the Suphan Buri province based Khao Kwan Foundation this week highlights the difficulties that now exist… Read More ›

Stakes high for Thanathorn as police suggest they have enough evidence for trial on 2015 sedition charge

Stakes high for Thanathorn as police suggest they have enough evidence for trial on 2015 sedition charge

April 4, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Two versions of the evening of June 24th at Pathum Wan police station in Bangkok are emerging. In one, Thai authorities are suggesting that a… Read More ›

Maybe time for westerners to listen carefully to Thailand’s army leader and conservative Thai voices

Maybe time for westerners to listen carefully to Thailand’s army leader and conservative Thai voices

April 4, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

To many westerners the Thai army is perceived as an anti democratic force that has a history of initiating coups against democratically elected governments in… Read More ›

Surprise sedition charge against Future Forward leader appears on Wednesday over 2015 protest

Surprise sedition charge against Future Forward leader appears on Wednesday over 2015 protest

April 3, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Future Forward Party leader handed another legal headache when he returned home to find a sedition charge awaiting him. The young political leader must now… Read More ›