Politics

MPs warned of an economic colony as opposition zeroed in on Thailand’s impaired relationship with China

MPs warned of an economic colony as opposition zeroed in on Thailand’s impaired relationship with China

February 28, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thai World:

BANGKOK: Criticism of Thailand’s relationship with China over the Mekong River was rebutted by the Foreign Affair Minister Don Pramudwinai who described the relationship between… Read More ›

Police monitoring a network of rolling pro-democracy flash mobs in schools and universities this week

Police monitoring a network of rolling pro-democracy flash mobs in schools and universities this week

February 27, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

BANGKOK: On Wednesday afternoon, students from schools and universities came together to protest for changes to the Thai constitution to allow for greater democracy following… Read More ›

Police considering action against former Future Forward MP Pannika Wanich over startling claims

Police considering action against former Future Forward MP Pannika Wanich over startling claims

February 24, 2020

Media, Politics, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The combative Ms Pannika gave a detailed account of her claims which were featured in online videos yesterday circulated on Twitter and Facebook in… Read More ›

Thai health boss strongly warns against public protests or political gatherings at this critical time

Thai health boss strongly warns against public protests or political gatherings at this critical time

February 22, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Dr Thanarak also said that if the situation continues to worsen in Italy, passengers from that country may also have to be screened. He again… Read More ›

Future Forward Party dissolved – leadership banned from politics by Constitutional Court order

Future Forward Party dissolved – leadership banned from politics by Constitutional Court order

February 21, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

A clear verdict by the Constitutional Court spells the end of the road for the Future Forward Party which stormed to 81 seats in the… Read More ›

Thai minister proposes a central news agency to control news in emergencies and national crises

Thai minister proposes a central news agency to control news in emergencies and national crises

February 19, 2020

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

The suggestion comes as four more people have been arrested in Thailand for spreading fake news under Thailand’s draconian Computer Crime Act and authorities appear… Read More ›

Bombshell from China as deaths and infections surge linked with a lack of test kits in ravaged Hubei province 

Bombshell from China as deaths and infections surge linked with a lack of test kits in ravaged Hubei province 

February 13, 2020

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

Experts in China interpret the news as a sign that the Chinese leadership is drawing a line under the panic and confusion in the battle… Read More ›

Parliament to meet on Thursday to reapprove the 2020 budget and send it to the Senate for approval

Parliament to meet on Thursday to reapprove the 2020 budget and send it to the Senate for approval

February 9, 2020

Economy, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

On Friday, the ex-Democrat MP who exposed the proxy voting in the House of Representatives welcomed the court’s decision and also suggested that the MPs… Read More ›

Constitutional court sets the real D-Day for the Future Forward Party as Friday, February 21st on loans case

Constitutional court sets the real D-Day for the Future Forward Party as Friday, February 21st on loans case

February 5, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The respondent cites 17 witnesses but today the court asked for a memorandum of facts and opinions to be submitted by February 12th as well… Read More ›

US Commerce Secretary Ross calls on US firms to review investments in China after coronavirus outbreak

US Commerce Secretary Ross calls on US firms to review investments in China after coronavirus outbreak

February 4, 2020

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

The former investor and top Trump administration official has called for a careful review of supply chains linked with China. Thailand, for now, appears to… Read More ›

Thai King offers solidarity and support to the Chinese leadership during the coronavirus crisis

Thai King offers solidarity and support to the Chinese leadership during the coronavirus crisis

February 2, 2020

Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha also sent a letter to his counterpart Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday as the Speaker of the House,… Read More ›

Bank interest rate cut anticipated as a devastated tourism industry battles with the Chinese coronavirus threat

Bank interest rate cut anticipated as a devastated tourism industry battles with the Chinese coronavirus threat

February 1, 2020

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

The devaluation of the baht since the beginning of 2020 of over 5% cannot be underestimated. Amid the current crisis with the virus outbreak, the… Read More ›

Taxi driver is infected by Chinese tourist as Public Health Minister supports scrapping visa on arrival

Taxi driver is infected by Chinese tourist as Public Health Minister supports scrapping visa on arrival

January 31, 2020

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

Move is opposed by the minister’s fellow Bhumjiathai cabinet colleague, the Minister for Tourism, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn and many tourism industry leaders who argue that tourism… Read More ›

Minister denies the government is prioritising tourism over safety tackling the Chinese corona virus

Minister denies the government is prioritising tourism over safety tackling the Chinese corona virus

January 27, 2020

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

It comes as the number of deaths in China has gone past 80 with 2,744 confirmed cases. However international experts continue to be sceptical about… Read More ›

Prime Minister and Budget director issue strong warning about the legally stalled 2020 budget

Prime Minister and Budget director issue strong warning about the legally stalled 2020 budget

January 24, 2020

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

The Speaker of the House of Representatives sent the legal issue arising out of MPs facilitating each other on votes by using colleague’s voting cards… Read More ›

Vital ฿3.2 trillion spending bill could be sunk after former Democrat MP raises valid legal concerns 

Vital ฿3.2 trillion spending bill could be sunk after former Democrat MP raises valid legal concerns 

January 23, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has expressed concern at the development but says officials are ready to respond to keep the economy primed in this… Read More ›

Future Forward celebrate judgment but a bigger test awaits before the court over Thanathorn loans case

Future Forward celebrate judgment but a bigger test awaits before the court over Thanathorn loans case

January 21, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Case taken up by the court over ฿192 million in loans from Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit calls for the party’s dissolution as provided for under the Political… Read More ›

Future Forward leader predicts inter-generational strife if the new political party is dissolved by law this Tuesday

Future Forward leader predicts inter-generational strife if the new political party is dissolved by law this Tuesday

January 18, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Political science experts are more nuanced about the implications for Thai politics if the new party meets its demise at the hands of Thailand’s Constitutional… Read More ›

Future Forward Party push law to open up beer production in Thailand in a bottom-up economic approach

Future Forward Party push law to open up beer production in Thailand in a bottom-up economic approach

January 15, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The Progressive Breweries and Distilleries Act was published by the radical new party in Thai politics this Tuesday by leader  Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. It is the… Read More ›

Political rallies in Bangkok pass off peacefully as moderate crowds turn out for rival events early on Sunday

Political rallies in Bangkok pass off peacefully as moderate crowds turn out for rival events early on Sunday

January 12, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Police closely monitored the anti-government rally with checkpoints to ensure that there were no provocative posters or placards. They estimated the crowd at just under… Read More ›