Politics

Closure of Phuket bars and alcohol restrictions turn off prospective foreign tourists says survey

Closure of Phuket bars and alcohol restrictions turn off prospective foreign tourists says survey

June 16, 2021

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

Survey does show that there is interest in visiting Phuket and that some are already booked to come after July 1st. However, there is frustration… Read More ›

Defiant Prayut vows to lead his government to full term until 2023 election and post virus economy

Defiant Prayut vows to lead his government to full term until 2023 election and post virus economy

June 16, 2021

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PM offered an apology on Tuesday after he came out fighting on Monday evening following a day of crisis when the vaccine supply debacle over… Read More ›

Chaos and confusion as vaccination drive is left in disarray with no new doses supplied this week to facilities

Chaos and confusion as vaccination drive is left in disarray with no new doses supplied this week to facilities

June 15, 2021

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

Rural Doctor Society is blaming the Prime Minister as the Head of the CCSA for this week’s debacle while most anger and frustration has been… Read More ›

Taiwan accuses Thailand of prioritising its own access to the AstraZeneca vaccine amid delays

Taiwan accuses Thailand of prioritising its own access to the AstraZeneca vaccine amid delays

June 13, 2021

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

A massive 79.47% of the Thai public want to see their local authorities handle the distribution of vaccines as significant majorities have no confidence in… Read More ›

Loan bill passes but Thai economic prospects are not bright with a 1.8% 2021 GDP gain predicted

Loan bill passes but Thai economic prospects are not bright with a 1.8% 2021 GDP gain predicted

June 12, 2021

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

The Kingdom and the government must strive hard to keep up the vaccination drive to have any chance of overcoming the virus crisis but the… Read More ›

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

June 11, 2021

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Experience in Bahrain where 50% of the population was vaccinated primarily with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine but which suffered a surge in infections at the… Read More ›

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

June 10, 2021

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

Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson Dr Apisamai Srisangson confirms all vaccine doses are being logged and all adverse reactions are being investigated. She… Read More ›

Anutin: General Election may be called by the PM within the next 12 months after cabinet advice

Anutin: General Election may be called by the PM within the next 12 months after cabinet advice

June 9, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The government also scored notable victories in the parliamentary sphere last week with the passage of the budget bill, the appointment of Minister of Finance,… Read More ›

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

June 8, 2021

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

AstraZeneca gamble by the government appeared to be paying off this week as the UK Swedish firm confirmed that the kingdom now has a sustainable… Read More ›

Supreme Court Chief sets up panel to investigate bribery claims linked to ฿11 billion tax appeal by Toyota

Supreme Court Chief sets up panel to investigate bribery claims linked to ฿11 billion tax appeal by Toyota

June 7, 2021

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

Allegations of corruption relating to the tax case have been looked into by two leading US law firms and are being investigated by federal prosecutors.… Read More ›

IMF urges government to loosen nation’s purse strings as finances tighten with the tax take down

IMF urges government to loosen nation’s purse strings as finances tighten with the tax take down

June 5, 2021

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Washington based monetary policy institute warns the Covid-19 virus is still the master of the economic situation as the human suffering in Thailand takes its… Read More ›

Budget bill passed but not before Bhumjaithai Party MPs call for a walkout from the government

Budget bill passed but not before Bhumjaithai Party MPs call for a walkout from the government

June 4, 2021

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

The partisan rhetoric and criticism of the government were heightened and ratcheted up further this week with reports from social media suggesting former Prime Minister… Read More ›

Failure to pass the ฿500 billion borrowing decree could lead to the dissolution of parliament

Failure to pass the ฿500 billion borrowing decree could lead to the dissolution of parliament

May 30, 2021

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has taken issue with the legal strategy of a former finance minister who has filed legal proceedings with the Administrative… Read More ›

Thai Princess steps into the vaccination drive as there is positive news from officials in Phuket

Thai Princess steps into the vaccination drive as there is positive news from officials in Phuket

May 28, 2021

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Pattaya, on Wednesday, confirmed that it is also pushing ahead with reopening to vaccinated foreigners without quarantine although the Pattaya scheme appears to have several… Read More ›

Baht to strengthen later in the year even after July as foreign tourists will return says top bank economist

Baht to strengthen later in the year even after July as foreign tourists will return says top bank economist

May 27, 2021

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Despite the return of growth in Thailand’s export sector with encouraging news this week reported for April, the country has run on a negative current… Read More ›

On the 2014 coup anniversary, amid crisis, it is still likely Prayut will be reelected PM in 2023 as things stand

On the 2014 coup anniversary, amid crisis, it is still likely Prayut will be reelected PM in 2023 as things stand

May 24, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Stinging criticism from former Pheu Thai strategist Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan and ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be aired by the media but it is the… Read More ›

Foreigners can register at local hospitals and medical facilities for a vaccine from June 7th

Foreigners can register at local hospitals and medical facilities for a vaccine from June 7th

May 22, 2021

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

The government is mobilising to speed up the vaccination drive with reports of a rising level of infection among the general population and workers. A… Read More ›

Economic picture continues to darken as cabinet approves new ฿700 billion loan to plug the gap of higher deficits

Economic picture continues to darken as cabinet approves new ฿700 billion loan to plug the gap of higher deficits

May 20, 2021

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Baht has lost 4.8% since mid-December 2020 as the country has shown a current account negative balance since November 2020. Figures released on Monday show… Read More ›

Expats to get vaccine app as Buriram threatens jail for anyone not complying with jab rollout mission

Expats to get vaccine app as Buriram threatens jail for anyone not complying with jab rollout mission

May 18, 2021

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Thailand experiences the largest day of infections so far as the government announces it is preparing a vaccination programme with contact facilities and communications for… Read More ›

PM denies Thai Airways will be rehabilitated as a state enterprise with new funding at this point

PM denies Thai Airways will be rehabilitated as a state enterprise with new funding at this point

May 16, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The PM however has left the door open for future developments by saying that the government will let the rehabilitation process play out and will… Read More ›