Politics

Bangkok MP will call to account cabinet ministers who he claims were at a Thong Lor nightlife spot

Bangkok MP will call to account cabinet ministers who he claims were at a Thong Lor nightlife spot

April 10, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The rising third wave of the virus has seen some Bangkok hospitals run out of beds for Covid-19 patients with them also halting testing for… Read More ›

Deputy PM and  Public Health Minister Anutin photographed without a face mask at party event

Deputy PM and Public Health Minister Anutin photographed without a face mask at party event

April 7, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The controversial Minister of Public Health was the first person in Thailand to be vaccinated on February 28th last at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute… Read More ›

Veteran Redshirt leader in a fizzling attempt to oust Prayut as Prime Minister before a third term

Veteran Redshirt leader in a fizzling attempt to oust Prayut as Prime Minister before a third term

April 4, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) Chairman Jatuporn Promphan attempted to rekindle old alliances from the 1992 uprising into a coalition against Prime Minister… Read More ›

Penguin’s mother asked to request her son’s move to a hospital after 14 days on prison hunger strike

Penguin’s mother asked to request her son’s move to a hospital after 14 days on prison hunger strike

March 29, 2021

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Secretary to the Minister of Justice, Thanakrit Jitareerat, has made it clear that the ministry would support any request by Mr Parit’s mother Ms Sureerat… Read More ›

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

March 28, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A significant number involved in the protest outside Government House, which was dispersed on Sunday morning, were part of a march from Nakhon Ratchasima to… Read More ›

PM left master of the field as constitutional reform moves stall with street protests quieted

PM left master of the field as constitutional reform moves stall with street protests quieted

March 27, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

A suggestion on March 17th last by Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and leader of the Bhumjaithai Party that time would remove the controversial Section… Read More ›

‘Penguin’ on hunger strike after chaotic court scenes in Bangkok demanding bail for protesters

‘Penguin’ on hunger strike after chaotic court scenes in Bangkok demanding bail for protesters

March 16, 2021

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

Key protest leader is now on hunger strike as a court heard on Tuesday that he is being held within the convict’s wing of Bangkok… Read More ›

PM leads the way as Thailand aims to return to normal by pushing forward its vaccine drive using AstraZeneca

PM leads the way as Thailand aims to return to normal by pushing forward its vaccine drive using AstraZeneca

March 16, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

An exchange between the Minister of Public Health and the Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on social media shows that the focus has now shifted… Read More ›

Parliamentary vote on constitutional reform is questioned, court says referendum may be needed

Parliamentary vote on constitutional reform is questioned, court says referendum may be needed

March 15, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Amendment bill faces its third reading vote under Section 256 of the 2017 Constitution but last week, the Constitutional Court handed down a decision saying… Read More ›

Under pressure Thai PM apologises to the media over spraying incident but then scolds them again over footage

Under pressure Thai PM apologises to the media over spraying incident but then scolds them again over footage

March 13, 2021

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The unique position of the Thai Prime Minister who, while elected by parliament as PM is neither an MP nor the leader of a political… Read More ›

Big Joke’s fate still uncertain after nearly 2 years of mystery and limbo with new transfer imminent

Big Joke’s fate still uncertain after nearly 2 years of mystery and limbo with new transfer imminent

March 12, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Speculation is rife that the transfer of the former Immigration Bureau boss ‘Big Joke’ was linked to a reported tussle with the former Police Commissioner… Read More ›

Proposal to ease quarantine sent to government from the Public Health Ministry committee on Monday

Proposal to ease quarantine sent to government from the Public Health Ministry committee on Monday

March 9, 2021

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

Recommendation to the government to ease the quarantine requirement from 14 days to 7 days for vaccinated travellers decided on by the National Committee on… Read More ›

Band singer arrested on arson, lèse-majesté charges after burning the Thai King’s portrait outside prison

Band singer arrested on arson, lèse-majesté charges after burning the Thai King’s portrait outside prison

March 4, 2021

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The arrest of the famed ‘Ammy The Bottom Blues’ whose real name is Chaiamorn Kaewwiboonpan throws the spotlight back on the use of the controversial… Read More ›

PM calls for understanding as senior police officer dies in violent Sunday night riots in Bangkok near his home

PM calls for understanding as senior police officer dies in violent Sunday night riots in Bangkok near his home

March 1, 2021

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

Sunday evening saw a coordinated crowd of 1,500 young protesters throw firework devices and other objects at police as they openly confronted lines outside the… Read More ›

Jailed Thai cabinet ministers are already removed from office says Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu

Jailed Thai cabinet ministers are already removed from office says Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu

February 25, 2021

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

The vacancies at the pinnacle of government, with two senior cabinet roles to fill, now sparks a race for promotion among junior ministers and MPs… Read More ›

Three cabinet ministers get jail for insurrection over PDRC protests in Criminal Court shocker

Three cabinet ministers get jail for insurrection over PDRC protests in Criminal Court shocker

February 24, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Two senior cabinet ministers, Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan sentenced to 7 years and 4 months while Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta received a… Read More ›

Clubhouse a new headache for Thai authorities as it becomes a home to the Progressive Movement

Clubhouse a new headache for Thai authorities as it becomes a home to the Progressive Movement

February 24, 2021

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

Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, deposed by the 2006 military coup, will soon appear on the network after he told a Bangkok seminar on Valentine’s… Read More ›

Top virologist urges Thais to embrace vaccines as the road back to normal with first doses flying in this week

Top virologist urges Thais to embrace vaccines as the road back to normal with first doses flying in this week

February 23, 2021

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

Most Thai people are adamant that foreigners must be vaccinated while a combined 57.44% think it should be free to expats who pay taxes in… Read More ›

Government wins censure motion with ease looking like it will run a full term despite multiple crises

Government wins censure motion with ease looking like it will run a full term despite multiple crises

February 20, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Since it came into power in the summer of 2019, the second government of Prayut Chan ocha has been beset by economic difficulties and a… Read More ›

PM plays clips to parliament to defend himself against media ‘distortion’ of gambling claims

PM plays clips to parliament to defend himself against media ‘distortion’ of gambling claims

February 17, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

‘To those who accused me of receiving benefits, I insist that I never received a single baht. I don’t want any involvement with dirty money.… Read More ›