Politics

Prosecutors urge police to track down location of Red Bull heir to allow for extradition proceedings against him

Prosecutors urge police to track down location of Red Bull heir to allow for extradition proceedings against him

July 2, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The heir to a family fortune estimated in billions of dollars underpinned by the world-famous Red Bull drink, Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya, is somewhere out there… Read More ›

Lawyer tells senior CSD police that his hands are clean in relation to any alleged prison escape plot by Banyin

Lawyer tells senior CSD police that his hands are clean in relation to any alleged prison escape plot by Banyin

June 30, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Korn Kanthieng met the police and answered questions for nearly five hours on Tuesday. They are investigating the alleged plot linked to former Deputy Commerce… Read More ›

Election of a new ruling party leader, shifts focus now to the future of the economics czar Somkid and his team

Election of a new ruling party leader, shifts focus now to the future of the economics czar Somkid and his team

June 28, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The election last Saturday in Muang Thong Thani, just outside Bangkok, of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan as the leader of the ruling Palang Pracharat… Read More ›

Supreme Court, in a final decision, confirms reduced jail sentences for five 2007 UDD Redshirt riot leaders 

Supreme Court, in a final decision, confirms reduced jail sentences for five 2007 UDD Redshirt riot leaders 

June 27, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Lawyer for the five men sentenced ask that they be handed down suspended sentences at Friday’s hearing but the Supreme Court found the nature of… Read More ›

Committee advises the government to extend the State of Emergency in Thailand to the end of July for safety

Committee advises the government to extend the State of Emergency in Thailand to the end of July for safety

June 26, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The move is seen as important to the oversight of the reopening of Thai schools and ongoing quarantine efforts for incoming passengers entering the kingdom.… Read More ›

Minister has 15 days as the Constitutional Court accepts a petition filed by the house speaker

Minister has 15 days as the Constitutional Court accepts a petition filed by the house speaker

June 18, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Court could remove the Deputy Minister of Agriculture as an MP under Section 98 (10) of the 2017 Constitution if it accepts that he was… Read More ›

Marriage partners of Thai nationals prioritised for entry into Thailand but under strict controls to be announced

Marriage partners of Thai nationals prioritised for entry into Thailand but under strict controls to be announced

June 15, 2020

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

Meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday agreed to facilitate access to the country for foreigners married to Thai nationals as well as… Read More ›

Ministers suggest an easing of the travel ban for some tourists but a continued state of emergency

Ministers suggest an easing of the travel ban for some tourists but a continued state of emergency

June 9, 2020

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

Top government members suggest that after July we could see tourists from safe areas arriving into Thailand while retaining the state of emergency to allow… Read More ›

Thai economy in even greater peril as Covid 19 shutdown appears to have had a bigger impact than expected 

Thai economy in even greater peril as Covid 19 shutdown appears to have had a bigger impact than expected 

June 7, 2020

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

The economic intelligence unit of one of Thailand’s major banks now predicts a 7.3% contraction in the Thai economy and at least a 72% dip… Read More ›

Election of Prawit as Palang Pracharat leader will see more grassroots politics in government 

Election of Prawit as Palang Pracharat leader will see more grassroots politics in government 

June 4, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

General Prawit Wongsuwan is tipped to lead the Palang Pracharat Party next month. The mass resignation of 18 executive members on Monday paves the way… Read More ›

US is a better friend for Thailand than China says US ambassador as tensions grow between the 2 powers

US is a better friend for Thailand than China says US ambassador as tensions grow between the 2 powers

May 31, 2020

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

US ambassador Michael DeSombre raised concerns about China’s actions on the Mekong river and failure to control the flow of drug precursor substances for illicit… Read More ›

Thai Airways and its workers face an uncertain future as it prepares to fly into bankruptcy protection in June

Thai Airways and its workers face an uncertain future as it prepares to fly into bankruptcy protection in June

May 22, 2020

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

As Thai Airways readies itself to file for bankruptcy with mandarins at the Ministry of Transport now firmly in control, many questions remain. Not least,… Read More ›

Minister reports encouraging news as national vaccine goes forward to the next stage in trials on monkeys

Minister reports encouraging news as national vaccine goes forward to the next stage in trials on monkeys

May 21, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Tests on mice showed a high level of antibodies as the modern vaccine prototype developed by Thai scientists and medical experts moves forward to be… Read More ›

Thai Airways to file for bankruptcy in survival and restructuring plan which could still see jobs lost as it unfolds

Thai Airways to file for bankruptcy in survival and restructuring plan which could still see jobs lost as it unfolds

May 19, 2020

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

State airline is to use the bankruptcy procedures as part of a rehabilitation plan being considered by the Thai government. The cabinet made the critical… Read More ›

Thailand stuck in a ‘vicious cycle’ which will lead to further military coups says leading academic 

Thailand stuck in a ‘vicious cycle’ which will lead to further military coups says leading academic 

May 17, 2020

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

Thailand’s Redshirt protests in 2010 will be in focus this week as the Progressive Movement launch their documentary ‘The Look of Silence’ from Indonesia. Academics… Read More ›

Political conflict beamed back into public focus as the kingdom struggles to find its economic legs during crisis

Political conflict beamed back into public focus as the kingdom struggles to find its economic legs during crisis

May 13, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Progressive Movement led by ex Future Forward leaders unveiled as the orchestrator behind Sunday’s political messages laser projected onto buildings in Bangkok raising the spectre… Read More ›

‘New normal’ life and economy could be here for 9 months warns Thai Prime Minister on Tuesday at briefing

‘New normal’ life and economy could be here for 9 months warns Thai Prime Minister on Tuesday at briefing

May 6, 2020

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

Life in Thailand reopens to a ‘new normal’ existence with the effects of the virus expected to be with the kingdom for 6 to 9… Read More ›

Emergency decree extended by Thai government but politics behind the scenes abuzz with PPP party heave

Emergency decree extended by Thai government but politics behind the scenes abuzz with PPP party heave

April 28, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The extension of Thailand’s emergency decree and a ban on all inbound passenger flights does not mean that lockdown restrictions may not be eased selectively… Read More ›

92% of suicides due to the virus are among the self-employed according to expert research group in academia

92% of suicides due to the virus are among the self-employed according to expert research group in academia

April 26, 2020

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

Suicides and deaths driven by people suffering economic hardship have just begun to spike in Thailand as the government and PM Prayuth Chan ocha carefully… Read More ›

Covid 19 electricity price reductions overshadowed by reports of skyrocketing energy bills nationwide

Covid 19 electricity price reductions overshadowed by reports of skyrocketing energy bills nationwide

April 21, 2020

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

Hard-pressed households looking forward to electricity price reductions instead this week were confronted with startling increases in bills well beyond the seasonal rise in demand… Read More ›