Politics

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

March 31, 2022

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Ukraine war and the unprecedented resolve of western countries to sanction Russia even while sacrificing their individual economic interests, make it crystal clear that… Read More ›

Legal pot does not appear to be working for Anutin’s Bhumjaithai Party in latest opinion poll

Legal pot does not appear to be working for Anutin’s Bhumjaithai Party in latest opinion poll

March 28, 2022

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

The drive to legalise pot or marijuana pursued by the Bhumjaithai Party may, in time, prove popular with Thai people as a source of income… Read More ›

New Shinawatra may lead the next quest for power as Pheu Thai Party aims for 14 million members

New Shinawatra may lead the next quest for power as Pheu Thai Party aims for 14 million members

March 22, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Rally last Sunday saw chief whip and Maha Sarakham MP Sutin Klangsaeng lament that the Thai economy had gone from an Asian Tiger under Thaksin… Read More ›

General Election could be called by the PM before the end of May according to political insiders

General Election could be called by the PM before the end of May according to political insiders

March 19, 2022

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

MP and New Democratic Party leader, Suritan Pichan, predicts that General Prayut will dissolve the House of Representatives before it reconvenes on May 22nd next… Read More ›

Russia warns Thais planning fight for Ukraine they will not be treated as enemy combatants under UN treaties

Russia warns Thais planning fight for Ukraine they will not be treated as enemy combatants under UN treaties

March 6, 2022

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The world has become an extremely dangerous place since February 24th 2022 with growing fears that the situation can escalate. There is also a growing… Read More ›

Fears for Thailand’s economy over Ukraine war with rising inflation rates and loss of confidence

Fears for Thailand’s economy over Ukraine war with rising inflation rates and loss of confidence

March 4, 2022

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

Thai exporters say that shipments will be off by between $4 billion and $5 billion by the end of June. At the same time, the… Read More ›

Thailand votes on the right side of history in UN deploring Russian military action in Ukraine 

Thailand votes on the right side of history in UN deploring Russian military action in Ukraine 

March 3, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The vote came after heightened diplomatic representations by western ambassadors this week to the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok and what is reported… Read More ›

Thailand moving to scrap all tourist restrictions this year once the Covid virus is declared endemic

Thailand moving to scrap all tourist restrictions this year once the Covid virus is declared endemic

February 24, 2022

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

In recent days, the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has revised its projection for foreign tourists this year from 5 million to 5.5… Read More ›

Opposition targets Test and Go for spreading the virus as government insists on endemic status 

Opposition targets Test and Go for spreading the virus as government insists on endemic status 

February 15, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has also announced the postponement of the foreign tourist levy from April to June although the plans to… Read More ›

Government is in its death throes as divisions multiply with July likely to be a decisive month for the country

Government is in its death throes as divisions multiply with July likely to be a decisive month for the country

February 9, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand may not only be facing a General Election in 2022 but also another political crisis if the government does not successfully see the passage… Read More ›

Wealthy foreigners to own small landholdings associated with homes here agreed in principle

Wealthy foreigners to own small landholdings associated with homes here agreed in principle

February 1, 2022

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

This important step is part of a wider programme to attract more foreigners to Thailand to live. However, the government is also determined that these… Read More ›

Bad news for PM and Palang Pracharat in Bangkok on Sunday as resurgent Pheu Thai Party wins big

Bad news for PM and Palang Pracharat in Bangkok on Sunday as resurgent Pheu Thai Party wins big

January 31, 2022

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

On Sunday, Pheu Thai Party leader Dr Cholnan Srikaew predicted that the result will lead to further instability in government while the Move Forward Party… Read More ›

Cannabis remains illegal as ministers push through a law controlling its use by the public after decriminilisation

Cannabis remains illegal as ministers push through a law controlling its use by the public after decriminilisation

January 29, 2022

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

Thailand is now entering into a grey area until growing cannabis at home becomes legal but after this, it will be controlled by a new… Read More ›

Prayut visits Saudi Arabia to meet kingdom’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman

Prayut visits Saudi Arabia to meet kingdom’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman

January 24, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Cabinet meeting held early this week as PM’s impromptu visit to Saudi Arabia was announced by Government House officials on Sunday. The visit by Thailand’s… Read More ›

Party leader: Thailand could be losing trillions of baht each year because of its highly restrictive gambling laws

Party leader: Thailand could be losing trillions of baht each year because of its highly restrictive gambling laws

January 21, 2022

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

In the last week, Mr Chutchawan Kong-u-dom has highlighted the economic imperative of liberalising Thailand’s gambling laws dominated by the 1935 Gambling Act to allow… Read More ›

Democrat Party victories in the South seen as a vote for stability despite vote-buying claims by Ratchaburi MP

Democrat Party victories in the South seen as a vote for stability despite vote-buying claims by Ratchaburi MP

January 19, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Democrat Party leadership has responded to claims of ‘vote buying’ with a threat to launch and pursue legal proceedings for slander against the Palang Pracharat… Read More ›

By-election polls amid a weak economy and rising food prices may mean a 2023 General Election

By-election polls amid a weak economy and rising food prices may mean a 2023 General Election

January 14, 2022

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

The contest between the Democrat Party, Thailand’s oldest and the relatively new Palang Pracharat Party in the southern provinces of Chumphon and Songkhla, both working… Read More ›

Pandemic drawing to a close, senior public health official says growing Omicron strain is harmless

Pandemic drawing to a close, senior public health official says growing Omicron strain is harmless

January 11, 2022

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

The speed at which Omicron is spreading as well as its more benign clinical outcomes could be the game-changer that brings an end to this… Read More ›

GDP fall for Thailand’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor project since the COVID-19 crisis began

GDP fall for Thailand’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor project since the COVID-19 crisis began

January 10, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is a project conceived and launched by a law pushed by the junta government from 2016 to 2018. It is… Read More ›

Wife of deposed Bangkok MP Sira campaigns for his job based on his 3 years of service to people

Wife of deposed Bangkok MP Sira campaigns for his job based on his 3 years of service to people

January 2, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The man who brought about the downfall of Sira’s career as an MP, former National Police Commissioner General Sereepisuth Temeeyaves says that it may not… Read More ›