Politics

Young relative of Pheu Thai figure kills himself in Bangkok after a car quarrel with his girlfriend

Young relative of Pheu Thai figure kills himself in Bangkok after a car quarrel with his girlfriend

July 30, 2019

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The young man’s 31-year-old Thai girlfriend, Ms Praipana, was horrified when he jumped on to the road below after getting out of his Mazda car.… Read More ›

PM’s first day at the Defence Ministry as he also takes on police roles. Submarines to go-ahead 

PM’s first day at the Defence Ministry as he also takes on police roles. Submarines to go-ahead 

July 30, 2019

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Thai PM was visiting the Ministry of Defence compound on Tuesday for the first time. He took time to pay homage to a number of… Read More ›

Moody’s – debt is 98.5% denominated in Thai baht as two views of the economy are at odds 

Moody’s – debt is 98.5% denominated in Thai baht as two views of the economy are at odds 

July 28, 2019

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Employment levels have fallen for nine months in a row and growth of 3 to 3.6% this year is dependent on a government-led economic stimulus… Read More ›

Debate sees opposition hit the government on lack of economic detail and plans for more taxes

Debate sees opposition hit the government on lack of economic detail and plans for more taxes

July 26, 2019

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Opposition and Pheu Thai leader Sompong Amornwiwat raised questions about a government minister accusing him of being linked with illegal drugs and murder. It was… Read More ›

Thai economy still growing, country in robust shape to navigate any choppy waters ahead: IMF

Thai economy still growing, country in robust shape to navigate any choppy waters ahead: IMF

July 21, 2019

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New Transport Minister, Saksayam Chidchob, has announced new second terminals for airports in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai. He also moved to have contracts signed… Read More ›

Government to introduce new economic stimulus package to boost Thai economy in emerging downturn

Government to introduce new economic stimulus package to boost Thai economy in emerging downturn

July 18, 2019

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The senior economics minister and deputy PM has rebuffed claims that the new government finds itself in a tight funding situation to support government spending… Read More ›

PM urges ministers to ‘create a sense of unity’ in the country as Thai King swears in new cabinet

PM urges ministers to ‘create a sense of unity’ in the country as Thai King swears in new cabinet

July 16, 2019

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Thai King urged the new cabinet to work for the good of the people and the country. Prior to the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu… Read More ›

Redshirt leader calls on supporters to be patient as he predicts the new government will be short-lived

Redshirt leader calls on supporters to be patient as he predicts the new government will be short-lived

July 12, 2019

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The redshirt leader and former MP, Jatuporn Promphan, was jailed for defamation of ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva in 2017. He struck a pragmatic and responsible tone… Read More ›

New Thai cabinet attains royal approval as military rule is dismantled in Thailand by orders

New Thai cabinet attains royal approval as military rule is dismantled in Thailand by orders

July 11, 2019

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Civil rights groups are pointing to the retention of some provisions allowing for individuals to be detained for 7 days by security forces for questioning… Read More ›

World Bank fears political problems in Thailand as it still eyes 3.5% growth for 2019 in latest bulletin

World Bank fears political problems in Thailand as it still eyes 3.5% growth for 2019 in latest bulletin

July 9, 2019

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Thai government’s public expenditure programme will have a significant bearing on the economy this year says the World Bank. The Secretary-General for Thailand’s Eastern Economic… Read More ›

Senior bank figure suggests an interest rate cut in Thailand can not be ruled out to tackle economy

Senior bank figure suggests an interest rate cut in Thailand can not be ruled out to tackle economy

July 5, 2019

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The underlying financial good health of Thailand’s currency and a continued flight of capital into the country will pose a growing dilemma for the soon… Read More ›

New Thai cabinet finalised as government set for July launch, PM to retain old hands at the helm

New Thai cabinet finalised as government set for July launch, PM to retain old hands at the helm

July 4, 2019

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Legal expert and government insider Wissanu Krea-ngam this week refused to comment on how long the new government would last but compared it to an… Read More ›

Apology by Thai PM also contains a warning about the ‘old solutions’ to political deadlock meaning a coup

Apology by Thai PM also contains a warning about the ‘old solutions’ to political deadlock meaning a coup

July 2, 2019

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Apology by the Thai prime minister was made directly to the Thai public over the unsightly bickering and wrangling that has broken out in the… Read More ›

Good weekend’s work by Thai PM at Osaka G20 meeting in Japan. Thailand keeps pushing trade pact

Good weekend’s work by Thai PM at Osaka G20 meeting in Japan. Thailand keeps pushing trade pact

June 30, 2019

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European Union this Sunday signed a free trade deal with Vietnam: Prospect of an EU trade deal with Thailand is some way off and would… Read More ›

Thai industry must adapt to new technology, a big factor in a new, more competitive world economy

Thai industry must adapt to new technology, a big factor in a new, more competitive world economy

June 27, 2019

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The candid analysis by the Thai Prime Minister at a Bangkok seminar on Monday was refreshing. It shows that Thailand is, at least, preparing to… Read More ›

Thailand’s new democracy cannot claim victory as old strifes open up against a weak government

Thailand’s new democracy cannot claim victory as old strifes open up against a weak government

June 18, 2019

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New cabinet, once it is sworn in, will replace the National Council for Peace and Order which has been in power since 2014. It is… Read More ›

Fate of key ministries will be the opening indicator on how the new Thai government proceeds from here

Fate of key ministries will be the opening indicator on how the new Thai government proceeds from here

June 11, 2019

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Some within the Democrat and Bhumjaitai parties seem to have forgotten that this new parliament is operating under a very different constitutional dispensation. A difficult… Read More ›

Prayut wins vote to be Thailand’s Prime Minister in marathon 12 hour session of parliament in Bangkok

Prayut wins vote to be Thailand’s Prime Minister in marathon 12 hour session of parliament in Bangkok

June 5, 2019

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The 29th Thai Prime Minister now moves on to form his second government which will face a very different political environment to the last one… Read More ›

Thai parliament in session as Thailand begins a new political era with a surprise for Pheu Thai

Thai parliament in session as Thailand begins a new political era with a surprise for Pheu Thai

May 26, 2019

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It is reported that the vote on Thailand’s next Prime Minister will take place in the next week as the  existing government supporting parties look… Read More ›

US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

May 25, 2019

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The US-China trade war appears to be here to stay and has huge ramifications for Thailand. There were signs this week that global companies and… Read More ›