Politics

Former Immigration Bureau boss ‘Big Joke’ to bring case against the PM to get his old job back

Former Immigration Bureau boss ‘Big Joke’ to bring case against the PM to get his old job back

September 23, 2020

Crime, Politics, Thailand:

In January this year, the former immigration police chief appeared before the Anti Corruption Commission after a lawyer, in May 2019, one month after his… Read More ›

Criminal charges likely against student leaders as mysterious ‘People’s Party’ plaque goes missing

Criminal charges likely against student leaders as mysterious ‘People’s Party’ plaque goes missing

September 22, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

Mystery holy man turned up on Monday and dug up newly laid cement where the plaque has been inserted to place roses, photographs of the… Read More ›

Students submit a reform petition to the Privy Council, call for a General Strike in Thailand on October 14th

Students submit a reform petition to the Privy Council, call for a General Strike in Thailand on October 14th

September 21, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

Students are now facing the threat of further prosecution as they call on the public to show solidarity with the cause by personal actions between… Read More ›

Thaksin poses a question to those in power on the same day he was removed from office in 2006

Thaksin poses a question to those in power on the same day he was removed from office in 2006

September 20, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The former Thai Prime Minister who won two elections and presided over a period of unprecedented growth in the kingdom, on Saturday, noted that he… Read More ›

March on government to go ahead on Sunday as rally organisers appear to focus on the monarchy reform plans

March on government to go ahead on Sunday as rally organisers appear to focus on the monarchy reform plans

September 20, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

The rally on Saturday was attended by former Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit accompanied by Pannika Wanich, another key member of the Progressive Movement.… Read More ›

Raised concerns for the defiant student protest being planned for next Saturday and Sunday

Raised concerns for the defiant student protest being planned for next Saturday and Sunday

September 15, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

The insistence by key student protest leaders in pursuing their August 10th ‘manifesto’ for reform of the monarchy has deeply disturbed authorities. There are genuine… Read More ›

Exasperated PM loses patience with press corps over ‘distorted’ online speculation of a coup amid tensions

Exasperated PM loses patience with press corps over ‘distorted’ online speculation of a coup amid tensions

September 11, 2020

Economy, Media, Politics, Thailand:

The last two coups in Thailand in 2006 and 2014 damaged the country economically as they caused Thailand to be isolated and lose valuable ground… Read More ›

Army chief denies and rejects rumours of a likely coup as the country faces crisis on key fronts

Army chief denies and rejects rumours of a likely coup as the country faces crisis on key fronts

September 8, 2020

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

Thai Army chief has expressed confidence that the government can handle any potential unrest including a forthcoming major rally scheduled for September 19th next. It… Read More ›

Setback for Tourism Minister as Phuket model for foreign tourists put in doubt by an infected inmate

Setback for Tourism Minister as Phuket model for foreign tourists put in doubt by an infected inmate

September 7, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister of Tourism and Sports, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, appears to be pitted against the medical establishment in the kingdom with the minister hitting out last week… Read More ›

Defiant protest leaders opt for jail over freedom before the court in Bangkok to rally public support

Defiant protest leaders opt for jail over freedom before the court in Bangkok to rally public support

September 4, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Police at Samran Rat police station had rearrested the two key protest leaders, 35-year-old Mr Arnon Nampa and 24-year-old Panupong Jadnok for breach of their… Read More ›

Shock resignation of Minister of Finance a sign of more politics being demanded in government

Shock resignation of Minister of Finance a sign of more politics being demanded in government

September 2, 2020

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

The official reason for the resignation of the former Kasikorn Bank President,who was only appointed on August 6th and sworn in on August 12th, was… Read More ›

Murder charge against ‘Boss’ Yoravuth should have been weighed after mowing down policeman

Murder charge against ‘Boss’ Yoravuth should have been weighed after mowing down policeman

September 1, 2020

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

Today the investigating panel’s report was discussed by the cabinet and made public with a press conference given by Mr Vicha Mahakhun. The panel chairman… Read More ›

Thai Airways Airbus deal for US routes and rampant corruption to be reported to parliament by minister

Thai Airways Airbus deal for US routes and rampant corruption to be reported to parliament by minister

August 31, 2020

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

As Thai Airways awaits a ruling from the Bankruptcy Court on its proposed restructuring plan which was doggedly opposed by some creditors, the extent of… Read More ›

Protest leader torches legal notice to desist in front of a senior police chief at Samut Prakan rally on Sunday

Protest leader torches legal notice to desist in front of a senior police chief at Samut Prakan rally on Sunday

August 31, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Sunday also saw a conservative protest in Bangkok in support of the monarchy where a key leader pointed to politicians as the source of the… Read More ›

Explosive report on the Red Bull scandal exposing ‘corruption’ due at the Prime Minister’s office

Explosive report on the Red Bull scandal exposing ‘corruption’ due at the Prime Minister’s office

August 30, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

It is now clear from several panels and committees of investigation that the mishandling of the criminal case against Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya or… Read More ›

Facebook threatens legal action as minister forces it to block access to online anti-royalist content

Facebook threatens legal action as minister forces it to block access to online anti-royalist content

August 25, 2020

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

The spat between the government and the mighty internet giant is coming at a time of increasing political tension between the ministry and a more… Read More ›

Pragmatic economic policy aims to keep things ticking over until exports and tourism reawaken in 2021

Pragmatic economic policy aims to keep things ticking over until exports and tourism reawaken in 2021

August 24, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New Deputy Prime Minister with oversight of the economy has also signalled a rethink on the sort of industry Thailand is seeking for the Eastern… Read More ›

Prayut says students being bullied into protests as more of the movement’s leaders face charges

Prayut says students being bullied into protests as more of the movement’s leaders face charges

August 21, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Protest leaders may be buoyed by the excitement of the moment, the large numbers seen at recent rallies and even the moral support they are… Read More ›

Business, economic experts call for less emphasis on tourism and exports with higher taxation levels at home

Business, economic experts call for less emphasis on tourism and exports with higher taxation levels at home

August 19, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha, in an appeal for unity in the face of economic adversity last week, highlighted as a key reason for the… Read More ›

Over 12,000 turn up on Sunday to call for political change, leaders set September response deadline

Over 12,000 turn up on Sunday to call for political change, leaders set September response deadline

August 17, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Speakers on the stage referred to a ‘People’s Liberation Council’ and vowed not to surrender activists to police who are reportedly the subject of arrest… Read More ›