Politics

Constitutional court sets the real D-Day for the Future Forward Party as Friday, February 21st on loans case

Constitutional court sets the real D-Day for the Future Forward Party as Friday, February 21st on loans case

February 5, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The respondent cites 17 witnesses but today the court asked for a memorandum of facts and opinions to be submitted by February 12th as well… Read More ›

US Commerce Secretary Ross calls on US firms to review investments in China after coronavirus outbreak

US Commerce Secretary Ross calls on US firms to review investments in China after coronavirus outbreak

February 4, 2020

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

The former investor and top Trump administration official has called for a careful review of supply chains linked with China. Thailand, for now, appears to… Read More ›

Thai King offers solidarity and support to the Chinese leadership during the coronavirus crisis

Thai King offers solidarity and support to the Chinese leadership during the coronavirus crisis

February 2, 2020

Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha also sent a letter to his counterpart Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday as the Speaker of the House,… Read More ›

Bank interest rate cut anticipated as a devastated tourism industry battles with the Chinese coronavirus threat

Bank interest rate cut anticipated as a devastated tourism industry battles with the Chinese coronavirus threat

February 1, 2020

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

The devaluation of the baht since the beginning of 2020 of over 5% cannot be underestimated. Amid the current crisis with the virus outbreak, the… Read More ›

Taxi driver is infected by Chinese tourist as Public Health Minister supports scrapping visa on arrival

Taxi driver is infected by Chinese tourist as Public Health Minister supports scrapping visa on arrival

January 31, 2020

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Move is opposed by the minister’s fellow Bhumjiathai cabinet colleague, the Minister for Tourism, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn and many tourism industry leaders who argue that tourism… Read More ›

Minister denies the government is prioritising tourism over safety tackling the Chinese corona virus

Minister denies the government is prioritising tourism over safety tackling the Chinese corona virus

January 27, 2020

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It comes as the number of deaths in China has gone past 80 with 2,744 confirmed cases. However international experts continue to be sceptical about… Read More ›

Prime Minister and Budget director issue strong warning about the legally stalled 2020 budget

Prime Minister and Budget director issue strong warning about the legally stalled 2020 budget

January 24, 2020

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

The Speaker of the House of Representatives sent the legal issue arising out of MPs facilitating each other on votes by using colleague’s voting cards… Read More ›

Vital ฿3.2 trillion spending bill could be sunk after former Democrat MP raises valid legal concerns 

Vital ฿3.2 trillion spending bill could be sunk after former Democrat MP raises valid legal concerns 

January 23, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has expressed concern at the development but says officials are ready to respond to keep the economy primed in this… Read More ›

Future Forward celebrate judgment but a bigger test awaits before the court over Thanathorn loans case

Future Forward celebrate judgment but a bigger test awaits before the court over Thanathorn loans case

January 21, 2020

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Case taken up by the court over ฿192 million in loans from Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit calls for the party’s dissolution as provided for under the Political… Read More ›

Future Forward leader predicts inter-generational strife if the new political party is dissolved by law this Tuesday

Future Forward leader predicts inter-generational strife if the new political party is dissolved by law this Tuesday

January 18, 2020

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Political science experts are more nuanced about the implications for Thai politics if the new party meets its demise at the hands of Thailand’s Constitutional… Read More ›

Future Forward Party push law to open up beer production in Thailand in a bottom-up economic approach

Future Forward Party push law to open up beer production in Thailand in a bottom-up economic approach

January 15, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The Progressive Breweries and Distilleries Act was published by the radical new party in Thai politics this Tuesday by leader  Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. It is the… Read More ›

Political rallies in Bangkok pass off peacefully as moderate crowds turn out for rival events early on Sunday

Political rallies in Bangkok pass off peacefully as moderate crowds turn out for rival events early on Sunday

January 12, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Police closely monitored the anti-government rally with checkpoints to ensure that there were no provocative posters or placards. They estimated the crowd at just under… Read More ›

Thaksin and Yingluck strike out into the exciting new world of DNA health technology in LA with new product 

Thaksin and Yingluck strike out into the exciting new world of DNA health technology in LA with new product 

January 10, 2020

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

The ex-premiers are co-founders of the UK firm with Professor Chris Toumazon and Dr Maria Karvela. DNA nudge is currently based in Covent Garden in… Read More ›

Trump to address Americans after Iranian attack on air force base housing US troops last night

Trump to address Americans after Iranian attack on air force base housing US troops last night

January 8, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

In Thailand, the prospect of a conflict between the United States and Iran has raised alarm as the kingdom already has nationals working in the… Read More ›

Polls show the public becoming more polarised as Deputy PM assures public there is nothing to worry about

Polls show the public becoming more polarised as Deputy PM assures public there is nothing to worry about

January 5, 2020

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

Super Poll’s Noppadol Kannikar while commenting on the latest disturbing findings has criticised the coalition government’s messaging which he concludes is being outdone by Future… Read More ›

Thai Justice Minister promises to push legal measure for the castration of rapists with public support

Thai Justice Minister promises to push legal measure for the castration of rapists with public support

January 3, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Officials at the Justice Ministry are urgently reviewing the detention of up to 100 highly dangerous inmates being held in Thailand’s overcrowded prisons who may… Read More ›

Army chief’s comments show that a showdown with the Future Forward Party is coming sometime in 2020

Army chief’s comments show that a showdown with the Future Forward Party is coming sometime in 2020

January 2, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

On Thursday, General Apirat Kongsompong put all military units on a heightened state of alert and vowed that he would not let anyone ‘burn the… Read More ›

Rice price spike but drought conditions to recede – security concern for the Mekong river

Rice price spike but drought conditions to recede – security concern for the Mekong river

December 30, 2019

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

Last year at the height of the drought crisis, the Thai government reached out to Beijing and called in the Chinese ambassador to discuss conditions… Read More ›

Public support swings behind Thanathorn and Future Forward as the political party faces dissolution

Public support swings behind Thanathorn and Future Forward as the political party faces dissolution

December 29, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Thanathorn sent a message of thanks to all supporters of the party in 2019 in a Facebook message on Saturday. It talks of a struggle… Read More ›

Output down by over 7% as the government opens social security to older self-employed Thais

Output down by over 7% as the government opens social security to older self-employed Thais

December 26, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

In spite of lowering factory output, exports and depressed public sentiment, the Thai state’s revenue for October and November grew by 4.6%, well ahead of… Read More ›