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40 year old Thai billionaire and emerging election winner may face prosecution for Facebook post

40 year old Thai billionaire and emerging election winner may face prosecution for Facebook post

February 24, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Future Forward Party and its radical leader could emerge after the March 24th election as a new voice in Thai politics and one of… Read More ›

Tensions and sex appeal of Thai politics as a foreigner is arrested and a Thai ‘pretty’ candidate

Tensions and sex appeal of Thai politics as a foreigner is arrested and a Thai ‘pretty’ candidate

February 21, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A young Thai woman confirmed last week as a candidate for election to Thailand’s lower house of parliament in the March  24th election has become… Read More ›

Thailand’s economy is robustly healthy while strong baht piles pressure on western foreigners

Thailand’s economy is robustly healthy while strong baht piles pressure on western foreigners

February 17, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest growth figures to the end of 2018 are expected to underline the resilience of the Thai economy which is well balanced and has… Read More ›

Lead opposition party in Thailand holds rally in Bangkok

Lead opposition party in Thailand holds rally in Bangkok

February 17, 2019

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After a tumultuous week in Thai politics which saw one political  party facing dissolution after nominating a Thai Princess as Prime Minister and the candidacy… Read More ›

Thailand’s long week in politics still points to a strong opposition performance in the election

Thailand’s long week in politics still points to a strong opposition performance in the election

February 14, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The shock of last Friday’s events have been deeply felt both within Thailand’s political elite and the public. The nomination of a Thai Princess, intervention… Read More ›

Election commission calls for Thai court to disband political party which nominated the Thai princess

Election commission calls for Thai court to disband political party which nominated the Thai princess

February 12, 2019

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Thailand’s Election Commission confirmed on Wednesday that it had decided to recommend the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart party. It first appeared that it… Read More ›

Thai King intervenes to put a stop to a controversial political move that could have turned politics on its head

Thai King intervenes to put a stop to a controversial political move that could have turned politics on its head

February 9, 2019

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In the aftermath of the Thai King’s intervention via a statement published through the Thai Royal Gazette, it is now clear that he may have… Read More ›

Google gearing up to help Thai voters get the best election outcome for news and media political coverage

Google gearing up to help Thai voters get the best election outcome for news and media political coverage

February 5, 2019

Economy, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

In a week that saw Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announce record profits and investment, Thailand’s political parties are finalizing candidates for the March 24th General… Read More ›

This week may see PM’s political future emerge as parties finalise lists for Thailand’s March election

This week may see PM’s political future emerge as parties finalise lists for Thailand’s March election

January 29, 2019

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The Thai political process is now gearing up quite quickly with the Thai General Election date now formally set for the first time. Next week… Read More ›

Cambodia’s recall of diplomatic passports linked to press reports of Yingluck’s Hong Kong dealings

Cambodia’s recall of diplomatic passports linked to press reports of Yingluck’s Hong Kong dealings

January 15, 2019

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Press reports and comments from Phnom Penh suggest that either the passport, reportedly used by Yingluck Shiniwatra, in the Hong Kong company filing is fake… Read More ›

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

January 14, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A singular achievement for the Thai government and current Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha who in 2015 and 2016 battled against threats of a red… Read More ›

Pheu Thai accuses authorities in Phayao province of ‘political persecution’ as election is stalled

Pheu Thai accuses authorities in Phayao province of ‘political persecution’ as election is stalled

January 12, 2019

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The Prime Minister this week told reporters to await publication of the royal decree which will be published, eventually in the royal gazette. The election… Read More ›

Thai workers need a 2019 raise but most importantly a successful election outcome and stability

Thai workers need a 2019 raise but most importantly a successful election outcome and stability

January 7, 2019

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Thai workers need a wage hike as many work overtime or hold two jobs to care for their families. The flexibility of the Thai workforce… Read More ›

Election commission has not set election date – it awaits royal decree from the Thai government to act

Election commission has not set election date – it awaits royal decree from the Thai government to act

January 6, 2019

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A date for the general election has not yet been set under Thailand’s strict constitutional laws. The election commission must set the date within days… Read More ›

Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

January 5, 2019

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New Thai political party for Muslims wants to forge closer links between Thailand and the Islamic world. Veteran politician and leader Pichet Sathirachawala, wants to see… Read More ›

Election date due shortly but postponement expected as Democrat Party rejects Pheu Thai coalition offer

Election date due shortly but postponement expected as Democrat Party rejects Pheu Thai coalition offer

January 3, 2019

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Democrat Party leader suggested that any coalition deal would need a broad consensus as he rejected an approach from the former, governing Pheu Thai Party.… Read More ›

Thailand’s political parties talking a coalition deal with reports of a short poll postponement due to logistics

Thailand’s political parties talking a coalition deal with reports of a short poll postponement due to logistics

January 1, 2019

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The official date for the general election is set to be announced within days with talk of a short postponement to allow political party logos… Read More ›

Thailand’s PM under fire from former cabinet colleague as he steers the country towards a critical election

Thailand’s PM under fire from former cabinet colleague as he steers the country towards a critical election

December 26, 2018

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The strongest criticism yet directed at the Thai Prime Minister as he is reported to be calculating a move into politics. The extraordinary strict new… Read More ›

Inequality in Thailand is reducing but one Thai economist wants to see more ‘sufficiency’ economic thinking

Inequality in Thailand is reducing but one Thai economist wants to see more ‘sufficiency’ economic thinking

December 18, 2018

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Thailand was shocked in recent weeks to see one of the world’s biggest banks label it as the most unequal country in the world. This… Read More ›

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

December 12, 2018

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

As Thailand heads into an election year, the parties opposed to the junta are beginning to direct their fire to Thailand’s new constitution itself. This… Read More ›