Politics

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha reinstated by the Thai Constitutional Court in a majority verdict

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha reinstated by the Thai Constitutional Court in a majority verdict

September 30, 2022

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

The court took the middle course of three options with dates ranging from 2022 to 2027. The verdict means that Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha… Read More ›

Opposition parties lose majority support since June although Paetongtarn Shinawatra still leads

Opposition parties lose majority support since June although Paetongtarn Shinawatra still leads

September 25, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

In the last week, there have been several disturbing references by senior political figures on the government side to the possibility of further extra-constitutional outcomes… Read More ›

Shock police probe into drug dealing and money laundering linked with Myanmar to strain ties

Shock police probe into drug dealing and money laundering linked with Myanmar to strain ties

September 24, 2022

Crime, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The arrest of Dr Tun Min Latt who is at the heart of a vast conglomerate with extensive links to Myanmar’s ruling junta on suspicion… Read More ›

Thailand to scrap all emergency provisions as it seeks to boost a very fragile economic recovery

Thailand to scrap all emergency provisions as it seeks to boost a very fragile economic recovery

September 22, 2022

Culture, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Move to scrap the Emergency Decree and the last of the entry criteria for incoming travellers is coming at a time when the full extent… Read More ›

Prawit stuns the cabinet demanding a ฿35 to the dollar rate and action from the Finance Minister to stop the slide

Prawit stuns the cabinet demanding a ฿35 to the dollar rate and action from the Finance Minister to stop the slide

September 21, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Baht’s depreciation is now being driven by a wider difference between interest rates in the United States and Thailand which had gone beyond a critical… Read More ›

Drugs to be an election issue as Anutin digs in insisting that attitudes must change on cannabis

Drugs to be an election issue as Anutin digs in insisting that attitudes must change on cannabis

September 18, 2022

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Clash of outlook and culture over Cannabis will now define the Bhumjaithai Party in the months running up to a General Election in Thailand. Aside… Read More ›

Former PM Thaksin slams modest minimum wage hike of 5%, calls for ฿800 a day rate over 2 terms

Former PM Thaksin slams modest minimum wage hike of 5%, calls for ฿800 a day rate over 2 terms

September 16, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Slow and fragile recovery is being seen which is driven by boosted consumer confidence in Thailand despite inflation and an effective haircut in real wages.… Read More ›

Democrat MPs challenge cannabis free for all linking it with a highly damaging drug culture

Democrat MPs challenge cannabis free for all linking it with a highly damaging drug culture

September 15, 2022

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Wednesday’s ultimatum by Democrat Party MPs to the government and the Bhumjaithai Party attempts to call a halt to a rolling process which has led… Read More ›

Krabi residents urge General Prawit to crack down on drugs as national poll gives him a thumbs down

Krabi residents urge General Prawit to crack down on drugs as national poll gives him a thumbs down

September 12, 2022

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) opinion poll on Sunday shows that more than 63% of people are not satisfied with the acting PM’s performance… Read More ›

Police reviewing complaint against German man Moritz Pfoh after royalist figure filed a statement

Police reviewing complaint against German man Moritz Pfoh after royalist figure filed a statement

September 6, 2022

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The latest move comes as the Constitutional Court in Bangkok has signalled that it will address the situation regarding Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha’s tenure… Read More ›

German claims he was warned off by police from pursuing his political protests against acting PM

German claims he was warned off by police from pursuing his political protests against acting PM

September 2, 2022

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A German man living in Thailand with a Thai wife staged numerous silent protests this week in Rayong but was warned off by police officers… Read More ›

Brothers of acting PM and senator to be quizzed by panel probing scandal over abusive policewoman

Brothers of acting PM and senator to be quizzed by panel probing scandal over abusive policewoman

September 1, 2022

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

A House committee chaired by former Police Commissioner and Thai Liberal Party leader General Sereepisuth Temeeyaves is to probe the facts which point towards corruption,… Read More ›

Low spending tourists and slowing export growth but ‘intact’ economic recovery stays on track say officials 

Low spending tourists and slowing export growth but ‘intact’ economic recovery stays on track say officials 

August 27, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A volatile currency market, a slowing world economy amid war in Europe and raised geopolitical tensions as well as a brush this week with political… Read More ›

Prime Minister suspended from duty by the Constitutional Court as it takes up term limit case for hearing

Prime Minister suspended from duty by the Constitutional Court as it takes up term limit case for hearing

August 24, 2022

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan now assumes responsibility for the role of Prime Minister while General Prayut remains as Defence Minister as the cabinet stays… Read More ›

Kingdom engulfed in crisis with over 93% of the public saying Prayut must relinquish power now over term limit

Kingdom engulfed in crisis with over 93% of the public saying Prayut must relinquish power now over term limit

August 22, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in central Bangkok are already preparing water cannon trucks as protest movements take up their position in the centre of the city with key… Read More ›

PM’s Office adamant there will be no dissolution as opposition petitions the Constitutional Court to clarify

PM’s Office adamant there will be no dissolution as opposition petitions the Constitutional Court to clarify

August 18, 2022

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Emotional Prime Minister, on Wednesday, gave a speech at an army song contest in central Bangkok at which he urged unity in a world full… Read More ›

Election law finalised in parliament but the basis for the next General Election is still uncertain

Election law finalised in parliament but the basis for the next General Election is still uncertain

August 16, 2022

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Electoral reform bill that was passed by parliament on Monday due to continued failure to make a quorum, is very likely to be reviewed by… Read More ›

US party flies into Taiwan further inflaming already raised tensions with China over the island 

US party flies into Taiwan further inflaming already raised tensions with China over the island 

August 15, 2022

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

Dr Kurt Campbell, the key Biden administration advisor concerning Asia Pacific affairs, over the weekend, confirmed that the United States will conduct drills in waters… Read More ›

Country faces a ‘constitutional crisis’ says Move Forward Party MP in parliament over PM’s status

Country faces a ‘constitutional crisis’ says Move Forward Party MP in parliament over PM’s status

August 12, 2022

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The anticipated floundering of key electoral reform bills by Monday, August 15th is also a matter expected to be ultimately adjudicated by the Constitutional Court… Read More ›

China asserts sovereignty over Taiwan with fears of an attack by 2024 and a blockade of the island

China asserts sovereignty over Taiwan with fears of an attack by 2024 and a blockade of the island

August 5, 2022

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

China’s diplomatic efforts are now countered by a larger diplomatic presence in the region on behalf of the United States and Japan as Foreign Minister… Read More ›