Politics

Thai PM gets warm welcome from expats in New York as he visits to speak to the UN this week

Thai PM gets warm welcome from expats in New York as he visits to speak to the UN this week

September 23, 2019

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The Prime Minister is accompanied on the trip by Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa. The visit coincides with weeks of… Read More ›

Thailand and China to forge closer ties across a range of areas as high-level envoy meets Thai PM

Thailand and China to forge closer ties across a range of areas as high-level envoy meets Thai PM

September 20, 2019

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Thai Princess among only six foreigners to receive the prestigious Chinese medal of friendship issued by a decree signed by the Chinese President this week.… Read More ›

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

September 19, 2019

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Last year government sources heralded Bangkok as the ‘Geneva of Asia’ with a new law making it easier to recognise international bodies diplomatically. The suggestion… Read More ›

Opposition frustrated as oath swearing debate fizzled – PM did not personally address the matter

Opposition frustrated as oath swearing debate fizzled – PM did not personally address the matter

September 18, 2019

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Opposition MPs claimed that the failure to recite the full oath may raise questions about the legitimacy of government but in truth, the wind had… Read More ›

Pope’s second cousin is a school principal in Udon Thani and looks forward to meeting him again

Pope’s second cousin is a school principal in Udon Thani and looks forward to meeting him again

September 15, 2019

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Visit by Pope Francis will be the second by a pontiff and the first papal visit since the historic visit of Pope John Paul II… Read More ›

Thammanat claims the media attacks on him are a plot to overthrow the Thai government by a network

Thammanat claims the media attacks on him are a plot to overthrow the Thai government by a network

September 14, 2019

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Junior minister and key government point man insists he is ‘serious’ about issuing up to 100 sets of legal proceedings against individuals and foreign media… Read More ›

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ›