Politics

Political quake brewing over nightclub Chinese donor which could see ruling party dissolved

Political quake brewing over nightclub Chinese donor which could see ruling party dissolved

October 28, 2022

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

Police enquiries into the financing of the highly unusual and illegal nightclub that began on Wednesday had been focusing on the owner and financial backer… Read More ›

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

October 26, 2022

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

Speaking on Monday, the minister reaffirmed his party’s opposition to the government’s marijuana bill. The deputy prime minister said the liberal availability of cannabis was… Read More ›

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

October 24, 2022

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

Attack on the Progressive Movement leader by a crazed and eccentric businessman comes before a General Election is due to be called in Thailand in… Read More ›

Thailand feels the pinch of lower tourism earnings as second ex-minister queries economic data

Thailand feels the pinch of lower tourism earnings as second ex-minister queries economic data

October 24, 2022

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

Former Deputy Minister of Labour warns that a continuation of the current trend with twin deficits would be bad news for the kingdom. Thailand’s Foreign… Read More ›

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

October 23, 2022

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

Political experts and commentators have been talking up the prospects of the Bhumjaithai Party as a ‘neutral’ actor on the receiving end of defections with… Read More ›

Bad news from Beijing with Xi’s rise, the prospect of war and a divided world have greatly grown

Bad news from Beijing with Xi’s rise, the prospect of war and a divided world have greatly grown

October 18, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Xi Jinping has presided since 2013 over a period of declining growth rates and the emergence of several great crises which have completely undermined confidence… Read More ›

Somkid: scrap submarines budget and spend less on flagship projects to boost grassroots economy

Somkid: scrap submarines budget and spend less on flagship projects to boost grassroots economy

October 17, 2022

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

On Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office welcomed last week’s report from the International Monetary Fund on the Thai economy which confirmed projected growth of 2.8%… Read More ›

Drugs showdown in the works bound to prompt memories of decisive 2003 crackdown by Thaksin government

Drugs showdown in the works bound to prompt memories of decisive 2003 crackdown by Thaksin government

October 17, 2022

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

The current campaign as well as being a response to Nong Bua Lamphu also comes after demands from other provinces around the country including Krabi… Read More ›

Pheu Thai looking at property developer tycoon Srettha for PM role after next General Election

Pheu Thai looking at property developer tycoon Srettha for PM role after next General Election

October 16, 2022

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

The speculation about who may lead a Pheu Thai government comes with the party doing well in opinion polls and after it unveiled a radical… Read More ›

Chinese President Xi Jinping may be the star attraction at Thailand’s APEC summit next month with Putin

Chinese President Xi Jinping may be the star attraction at Thailand’s APEC summit next month with Putin

October 13, 2022

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

It is understood that Thailand’s leadership is disappointed that US President Joe Biden will not attend the summit in Bangkok due to the planned wedding… Read More ›

Former minister questions export growth data as Bank of Thailand plans to rein in consumer loans

Former minister questions export growth data as Bank of Thailand plans to rein in consumer loans

October 12, 2022

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

Plans announced by the Bank of Thailand to issue guidance to financial institutions in the opening quarter of 2023 on reining in excessive consumer lending… Read More ›

Possible Pheu Thai PM Paetongtarn Shinawatra promises a new society where everyone is secure

Possible Pheu Thai PM Paetongtarn Shinawatra promises a new society where everyone is secure

October 9, 2022

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

Policy platform presentation on Sunday and the latest opinion poll in the northeast comes as the nation is still preoccupied with the tragic aftermath of… Read More ›

Radio very much alive in Thailand says Prime Minister’s Office as Prayut calls for use of transistor sets

Radio very much alive in Thailand says Prime Minister’s Office as Prayut calls for use of transistor sets

October 5, 2022

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

Comments by the PM on Monday sparked a debate on whether listening to radio in Thailand on transistor sets is a thing of the past.… Read More ›

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha reinstated by the Thai Constitutional Court in a majority verdict

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha reinstated by the Thai Constitutional Court in a majority verdict

September 30, 2022

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The court took the middle course of three options with dates ranging from 2022 to 2027. The verdict means that Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha… Read More ›

Opposition parties lose majority support since June although Paetongtarn Shinawatra still leads

Opposition parties lose majority support since June although Paetongtarn Shinawatra still leads

September 25, 2022

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

In the last week, there have been several disturbing references by senior political figures on the government side to the possibility of further extra-constitutional outcomes… Read More ›

Shock police probe into drug dealing and money laundering linked with Myanmar to strain ties

Shock police probe into drug dealing and money laundering linked with Myanmar to strain ties

September 24, 2022

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

The arrest of Dr Tun Min Latt who is at the heart of a vast conglomerate with extensive links to Myanmar’s ruling junta on suspicion… Read More ›

Thailand to scrap all emergency provisions as it seeks to boost a very fragile economic recovery

Thailand to scrap all emergency provisions as it seeks to boost a very fragile economic recovery

September 22, 2022

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Move to scrap the Emergency Decree and the last of the entry criteria for incoming travellers is coming at a time when the full extent… Read More ›

Prawit stuns the cabinet demanding a ฿35 to the dollar rate and action from the Finance Minister to stop the slide

Prawit stuns the cabinet demanding a ฿35 to the dollar rate and action from the Finance Minister to stop the slide

September 21, 2022

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

Baht’s depreciation is now being driven by a wider difference between interest rates in the United States and Thailand which had gone beyond a critical… Read More ›

Drugs to be an election issue as Anutin digs in insisting that attitudes must change on cannabis

Drugs to be an election issue as Anutin digs in insisting that attitudes must change on cannabis

September 18, 2022

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

Clash of outlook and culture over Cannabis will now define the Bhumjaithai Party in the months running up to a General Election in Thailand. Aside… Read More ›

Former PM Thaksin slams modest minimum wage hike of 5%, calls for ฿800 a day rate over 2 terms

Former PM Thaksin slams modest minimum wage hike of 5%, calls for ฿800 a day rate over 2 terms

September 16, 2022

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

Slow and fragile recovery is being seen which is driven by boosted consumer confidence in Thailand despite inflation and an effective haircut in real wages.… Read More ›