Politics

Government could fall on family law amendment decree if found illegal which could also see house dissolved

Government could fall on family law amendment decree if found illegal which could also see house dissolved

September 13, 2019

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

Cabinet decree referred to the Constitutional Court concerning the handling of domestic abuse cases in Thailand and the suspension of a law handing jurisdiction of… Read More ›

Good news for the PM as oath case thrown out by the Constitutional Court – no jurisdiction

Good news for the PM as oath case thrown out by the Constitutional Court – no jurisdiction

September 11, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Ruling cuts the ground from under the opposition even before the debate comes before parliament on September 18th and bolsters the need for it to… Read More ›

Minister in Australian newspaper exposé claims the story was written in Thailand and is false

Minister in Australian newspaper exposé claims the story was written in Thailand and is false

September 10, 2019

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Minister revealed that he told the Sydney Morning Herald journalist Michael Ruffles over the weekend after he received three emails from him, that the story… Read More ›

Shock as Minister reported in an Aussie newspaper as a convicted and jailed drug trafficker down under

Shock as Minister reported in an Aussie newspaper as a convicted and jailed drug trafficker down under

September 10, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister under fire but still fighting – On Monday night the Minister was adamant that the reports were ‘old news’ drummed by his enemies and… Read More ›

Drugs leave Thai prisons chronically overcrowded with 87% of female prisoners jailed for meths

Drugs leave Thai prisons chronically overcrowded with 87% of female prisoners jailed for meths

September 7, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Seminar hears a call for a more rehabilitative criminal justice system where petty offences are not even brought to court. Thailand has one of the… Read More ›

Business heads call on the government to curb the ever rising baht as a key economic objective

Business heads call on the government to curb the ever rising baht as a key economic objective

September 6, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The President of the Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking has said that the export contraction has fed into Thailand’s domestic economy in private… Read More ›

Prosecutors to tell Thanathorn on October 1st if he faces criminal proceedings over Facebook show

Prosecutors to tell Thanathorn on October 1st if he faces criminal proceedings over Facebook show

September 3, 2019

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Article 14 of Thailand’s very wide-ranging Computer Crime Act makes it an offence to import any false information into a computer system such as a… Read More ›

Tourism minister predicts a record year but says he wants western visitors back in Thailand

Tourism minister predicts a record year but says he wants western visitors back in Thailand

September 2, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has also suggested that he may resubmit his proposals to the cabinet on visa exemptions for visitors from India and China… Read More ›

Parliament to debate PM’s oath-taking question which is also referred to the Constitutional Court

Parliament to debate PM’s oath-taking question which is also referred to the Constitutional Court

September 1, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam suggests that the debate should be held behind closed doors due to sensitive issues that may arise as MPs plan… Read More ›

Thaksin cleared in ‘Big Boss’ Krung Thai Bank loan scandal which has so far seen 19 people jailed

Thaksin cleared in ‘Big Boss’ Krung Thai Bank loan scandal which has so far seen 19 people jailed

August 31, 2019

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

The scandal has embroiled the former prime minister’s son Mr Panthongtae Shinawatra or ‘Oak’ who has denied receiving any benefit from the loans and strenuously… Read More ›

Finance minister ready to take further action to prevent the Thai economy falling into recession

Finance minister ready to take further action to prevent the Thai economy falling into recession

August 28, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The good news is that tourist figures were up in July and there was a halt to the decline of the dollar against the baht… Read More ›

Fake news centre to be operational in Thailand in months as government seeks to combat the threat

Fake news centre to be operational in Thailand in months as government seeks to combat the threat

August 27, 2019

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The news comes as the Director-General of Thailand’s Revenue Department confirmed that an online value-added tax will be in place during 2020 with a law… Read More ›

Red Shirt leaders say they will pay ฿30 million judgment handed down last Thursday with respect

Red Shirt leaders say they will pay ฿30 million judgment handed down last Thursday with respect

August 26, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Case taken by the owners of three concerns that were destroyed by a fire that was set off during the 2010 street protests near the… Read More ›

Dutch Justice Minister flies to Bangkok to discuss the case of Dutchman jailed for 75 yrs

Dutch Justice Minister flies to Bangkok to discuss the case of Dutchman jailed for 75 yrs

August 25, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

It is reported that Dutch prosecutors have already agreed to pay €20 million to the Dutch national whose arrest and imprisonment were sparked by a… Read More ›

US Senator is a woman who speaks Thai – Tammy Duckworth visits Thailand to foster American ties

US Senator is a woman who speaks Thai – Tammy Duckworth visits Thailand to foster American ties

August 24, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

High profile visit by the first Thai born person to sit in the US Congress comes in the same month as US Secretary of State… Read More ›

Economy to decide the fate of Prayut’s government as opposition begins charter push

Economy to decide the fate of Prayut’s government as opposition begins charter push

August 23, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Economic observers suggest that the export contraction has been filtering into the Thai domestic economy as one Bangkok Bank report this week suggests that small… Read More ›

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, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, 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, Personal, Politics, Thai World, 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, Personal, Politics, Thai World, 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, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, 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 ›