Politics

Tourism Minister’s plans for later nightlife hours receive a tepid response from Interior colleague

Tourism Minister’s plans for later nightlife hours receive a tepid response from Interior colleague

August 20, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Tourism minister has promised to discuss his plans with cabinet colleagues including the PM and says such a move would boost expenditure by up to… Read More ›

Bangkok MP on Phuket mission to investigate controversial local condo project before the courts

Bangkok MP on Phuket mission to investigate controversial local condo project before the courts

August 19, 2019

Living, Politics, Thailand:

A public prosecutor in Phuket has called for fairness for all the parties in the tense dispute and has pointed out that the Supreme Administrative… Read More ›

Thai Economic team fights back with ฿370 billion stimulus aimed at achieving 3% growth this year

Thai Economic team fights back with ฿370 billion stimulus aimed at achieving 3% growth this year

August 19, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

As some economists talk of recession, the new government economic cabinet is hoping to launch a counter-attack on the prevailing trend in the economy this… Read More ›

Foreign Minister comes out strongly against visa waiver proposals for China and India at cabinet

Foreign Minister comes out strongly against visa waiver proposals for China and India at cabinet

August 19, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Proposals to be considered by the Thai cabinet on Tuesday. Minister draws attention to the problems of the Thai Embassy in New Delhi dealing with… Read More ›

Thailand recession fears as airline losses mount with lower tourist numbers and a strong baht

Thailand recession fears as airline losses mount with lower tourist numbers and a strong baht

August 16, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Despite a contraction in exports and perhaps because of the fall of consumer demand, the country still maintained a healthy balance of payments surplus for… Read More ›

Serbian President defends Yingluck’s citizenship as Thaksin tells the BBC they have Balkan friends

Serbian President defends Yingluck’s citizenship as Thaksin tells the BBC they have Balkan friends

August 12, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Speaking to the BBC about the granting of citizenship by Serbia to his sister, Thailand’s ex-premier from 2001 to 2006 Thaksin Shinawatra, said that the… Read More ›

Poll: Public shaken by bombings as army boss says government targeted, warns of fake news threat 

Poll: Public shaken by bombings as army boss says government targeted, warns of fake news threat 

August 12, 2019

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

Army leader tells Reuters that Thailand is still fighting a similar enemy as it did in the 1970s and 1980s when it defeated communist threats.… Read More ›

Economic stimulus ready for cabinet as Thailand braves a credit squeeze and reeling economy

Economic stimulus ready for cabinet as Thailand braves a credit squeeze and reeling economy

August 10, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Devaluation of the Chinese Yuan last weekend opened up a new set of challenges for Thailand and may have cemented the surprise interest rate cut… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand cuts interest rates in a surprise move as ING Bank predicts a second later this year

Bank of Thailand cuts interest rates in a surprise move as ING Bank predicts a second later this year

August 7, 2019

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

Thailand’s export industry has been ravaged by the US-China trade war that is now threatening to provoke an economic setback. The move today could be… Read More ›

Senior Thai minister calls for weaker baht and a target value of ฿32 against the dollar at Bangkok forum meeting

Senior Thai minister calls for weaker baht and a target value of ฿32 against the dollar at Bangkok forum meeting

August 5, 2019

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

The Moodys upgrade of the Thai government’s ratings and that of Thai banks last month underlines the country’s strong fundamentals which before July’s central bank… Read More ›

US Secretary of State in Bangkok heralds closer ties with ASEAN bloc – good news for Thailand 

US Secretary of State in Bangkok heralds closer ties with ASEAN bloc – good news for Thailand 

August 2, 2019

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

Statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on China’s upriver dams on the Mekong River on Thursday and an assurance that the United States… Read More ›

Bombs and fires set off in Bangkok designed to cause early morning terror in the Thai capital

Bombs and fires set off in Bangkok designed to cause early morning terror in the Thai capital

August 2, 2019

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

Bangkok is hosting a high profile ASEAN summit of foreign ministers at this time attended US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Police last night arrested… Read More ›

Young relative of Pheu Thai figure kills himself in Bangkok after a car quarrel with his girlfriend

Young relative of Pheu Thai figure kills himself in Bangkok after a car quarrel with his girlfriend

July 30, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The young man’s 31-year-old Thai girlfriend, Ms Praipana, was horrified when he jumped on to the road below after getting out of his Mazda car.… Read More ›

PM’s first day at the Defence Ministry as he also takes on police roles. Submarines to go-ahead 

PM’s first day at the Defence Ministry as he also takes on police roles. Submarines to go-ahead 

July 30, 2019

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

Thai PM was visiting the Ministry of Defence compound on Tuesday for the first time. He took time to pay homage to a number of… Read More ›

Moody’s – debt is 98.5% denominated in Thai baht as two views of the economy are at odds 

Moody’s – debt is 98.5% denominated in Thai baht as two views of the economy are at odds 

July 28, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Employment levels have fallen for nine months in a row and growth of 3 to 3.6% this year is dependent on a government-led economic stimulus… Read More ›

Debate sees opposition hit the government on lack of economic detail and plans for more taxes

Debate sees opposition hit the government on lack of economic detail and plans for more taxes

July 26, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Opposition and Pheu Thai leader Sompong Amornwiwat raised questions about a government minister accusing him of being linked with illegal drugs and murder. It was… Read More ›

Thai economy still growing, country in robust shape to navigate any choppy waters ahead: IMF

Thai economy still growing, country in robust shape to navigate any choppy waters ahead: IMF

July 21, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New Transport Minister, Saksayam Chidchob, has announced new second terminals for airports in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai. He also moved to have contracts signed… Read More ›

Government to introduce new economic stimulus package to boost Thai economy in emerging downturn

Government to introduce new economic stimulus package to boost Thai economy in emerging downturn

July 18, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The senior economics minister and deputy PM has rebuffed claims that the new government finds itself in a tight funding situation to support government spending… Read More ›

PM urges ministers to ‘create a sense of unity’ in the country as Thai King swears in new cabinet

PM urges ministers to ‘create a sense of unity’ in the country as Thai King swears in new cabinet

July 16, 2019

Culture, Media, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai King urged the new cabinet to work for the good of the people and the country. Prior to the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu… Read More ›

Redshirt leader calls on supporters to be patient as he predicts the new government will be short-lived

Redshirt leader calls on supporters to be patient as he predicts the new government will be short-lived

July 12, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The redshirt leader and former MP, Jatuporn Promphan, was jailed for defamation of ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva in 2017. He struck a pragmatic and responsible tone… Read More ›