Politics

New ministers take the reins in a formal audience with King Rama X & Queen Suthida at Dusit Palace

New ministers take the reins in a formal audience with King Rama X & Queen Suthida at Dusit Palace

August 13, 2020

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Ceremony on Wednesday took place at the Dusit Palace in Bangkok. Seven ministers took their oaths of office before the King and Queen. Thailand’s new… Read More ›

Student protest targeted at Monarchy on Monday night widely condemned by Thai political leaders as divisive

Student protest targeted at Monarchy on Monday night widely condemned by Thai political leaders as divisive

August 12, 2020

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Protest comes after the ruling Palang Pracharat Party decisively won a by-election in Samut Prakan where its candidate won over 45% of the vote. On… Read More ›

Minister warns Facebook of possible legal action including Computer Crime Act criminal charges

Minister warns Facebook of possible legal action including Computer Crime Act criminal charges

August 11, 2020

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New intensity in efforts to monitor and control illegal and dangerous content online coming as minister warns of the dangers of division, hatred and possible… Read More ›

Boss Vorayuth criminal case descends into chaos with mounting review panels and extra lines of enquiry

Boss Vorayuth criminal case descends into chaos with mounting review panels and extra lines of enquiry

August 10, 2020

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A range of investigations into the handling of the case has now been established with agreements and disagreements over a myriad of issues. However, the… Read More ›

Bailed protest leader and activist vows to speak again in Chiang Mai in defiance of a key court condition

Bailed protest leader and activist vows to speak again in Chiang Mai in defiance of a key court condition

August 9, 2020

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Protest pair released on a surety of ฿100,000 as police net widens to include up to 31 people with 16 new arrests warrants to be… Read More ›

Crackdown: Police execute arrest warrants and press charges against protest leaders on Friday afternoon

Crackdown: Police execute arrest warrants and press charges against protest leaders on Friday afternoon

August 7, 2020

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On Friday afternoon, police began arresting a range of people connected to last month’s anti-government protests which erupted on Saturday, the 18th of July. The… Read More ›

New cabinet lineup in Royal Gazette but economic damage now extending into parts of the property market

New cabinet lineup in Royal Gazette but economic damage now extending into parts of the property market

August 6, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai government is heavily constrained in its ability to manage this economic challenge driven by a lengthening range of negative factors such as Covid… Read More ›

Cabinet reshuffle with six new ministers sent for the King’s approval this week by Prime Minister

Cabinet reshuffle with six new ministers sent for the King’s approval this week by Prime Minister

August 1, 2020

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New lineup sees only two sitting Palang Pracharat MPs and one ex-MP elevated to a ministerial role. It is also coming at a time of… Read More ›

Expert stands by evidence that Red Bull Boss Vorayuth’s Ferrari was travelling at 177 km/h at the scene

Expert stands by evidence that Red Bull Boss Vorayuth’s Ferrari was travelling at 177 km/h at the scene

July 30, 2020

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Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has addressed and rejected outright any speculation linking his brother, Admiral Sitthawat Wongsuwan, with the decision by a prosecutor at… Read More ›

Mind games and counter-protests, political chasm reappears as student demands deadline nears on Saturday

Mind games and counter-protests, political chasm reappears as student demands deadline nears on Saturday

July 29, 2020

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Leading loyalist, hospital director and arch-conservative Major General Rienthong Nanna, calls on his followers to infiltrate the ‘damned protests’ and send photos to his inbox… Read More ›

Strong new evidence suggests that there was no basis to prosecute Red Bull driver ‘Boss’ Vorayuth 

Strong new evidence suggests that there was no basis to prosecute Red Bull driver ‘Boss’ Vorayuth 

July 27, 2020

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Evidence that policeman caused his own death. New expert witness says Red Bull’s Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya was driving within the speed limit on the 3rd… Read More ›

Army chief Apirat calls for restraint in the exercise of free speech and unity as the kingdom faces the virus crisis

Army chief Apirat calls for restraint in the exercise of free speech and unity as the kingdom faces the virus crisis

July 27, 2020

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Protest leader, Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree, denies a suggestion by the army chief that there are forces behind the student protests in Thailand. He accused General Apirat… Read More ›

Convicted serial killer’s story ends over sixty years after his 1959 execution in Bang Kwang Prison

Convicted serial killer’s story ends over sixty years after his 1959 execution in Bang Kwang Prison

July 24, 2020

Crime, Culture, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Si Quey was 32 when he went before a firing squad and is reported to have admitted to killing seven children including the murder of… Read More ›

44-year-old pervert to appear on kidnapping and murder charges following street attack in Bangkok

44-year-old pervert to appear on kidnapping and murder charges following street attack in Bangkok

July 23, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Nadet Sitmanomai used a van he had borrowed from his employer in Samut Sakhon as an instrument of murder on 42-year-old Somkiat Kriangkraiwakin as he… Read More ›

Prime Minister indicates that the cabinet reshuffle will be complete very shortly with no problem

Prime Minister indicates that the cabinet reshuffle will be complete very shortly with no problem

July 23, 2020

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The names of new ministers in a cabinet reshuffle, brought about by the resignation of six ministers in the last week, have been finalised. The… Read More ›

Visa amnesty agreed as emergency decree is linked to the controlled entry of Thais and Foreigners

Visa amnesty agreed as emergency decree is linked to the controlled entry of Thais and Foreigners

July 21, 2020

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Deputy Army Chief, Nattapol Nakpanich, says the State of Emergency is required to manage the screening and entry of returning Thais and foreigners into the… Read More ›

Police investigate flash student protests over the weekend, top activist calls for urgent legal action

Police investigate flash student protests over the weekend, top activist calls for urgent legal action

July 20, 2020

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Political experts in Thailand are not holding out much hope for the flash protests staged on Saturday evening and Sunday organised by a body calling… Read More ›

Peaceful anti-government protest led by ‘Free Youth’ movement breaks out in central Bangkok on Saturday

Peaceful anti-government protest led by ‘Free Youth’ movement breaks out in central Bangkok on Saturday

July 19, 2020

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The protest started at around 5 pm on Saturday and took over the base around the Democracy Monument in the centre of Bangkok. The organisers… Read More ›

PM facing a political challenge from within the ruling party which put him into power in 2019 over cabinet plans

PM facing a political challenge from within the ruling party which put him into power in 2019 over cabinet plans

July 18, 2020

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

A flurry of phone calls and approaches to top business and financial executives in the past week has been made as Prime Minister Prayut Chan… Read More ›

Economic team led by Somkid quits government in a shock move as rumours spread of a new lineup

Economic team led by Somkid quits government in a shock move as rumours spread of a new lineup

July 16, 2020

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

Wednesday’s shock resignation of the non-aligned economic team will lead to a cabinet reshuffle at an earlier stage. It may also lead to political infighting… Read More ›