Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has announced the dissolution of parliament on Monday morning. For the two weeks, the capital city of Thailand has seen violence from the anti-democracy demonstrators and fascist rioters who want to see their leader, Suthep Thaugsuban. Suthep has promised last week to tear apart Bangkok if his demands […]
Deputy police chief Pol.Gen. Ek Angsananant confirms the police have set up check points to prevent a third-party attempt to incite violence during the political protests. Pol.Gen. Ek on Sunday inspected many check points such as those at Lat Phrao junction on inbound Vibhavadi Rangsit road, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the head office […]
I read Lennox Samuels article “Anti-Thaksin Protesters Are Thailand’s Tea Partiers” with interest. He said: But Thailand is supposed to be a democracy. Didn’t Yingluck and her Pheu Thai Party win 265 seats in the 500-seat Parliament in the 2011 election? Didn’t they almost sweep Thaksin’s strongholds in the North and Northeast? Didn’t they win […]
Thailand’s Supreme Commander said he will meet with the commanders of the three armed forces after the celebration of the king’s birthday on December 5 to find a solution as the death toll from political unrest has risen to four with more than two hundred persons injured. Air Force commander-in-chief Air Chief Marshal Prachin Chanthong […]
Global Forum on Media and Gender is being held in Bangkok from December 2-4 with participants from 80 countries representing various continents. It hopes to initiate processes that will promote ongoing actions and gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media. The event, being held at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, is organized by […]
The European Union has come out to express the block’s concerns over the current political turmoil in Thailand. The EU delegation in Thailand issued a statement on December 2nd stating the EU was strongly committed to the principles of democratic governance, the rule of law and freedom of expression. The statement also said that it […]
Yingluck Shinawatra, the Prime Minister of Thailand, gave her statement and answered questions from members of the local and foreign press in Bangkok. If you want to listen to Yingluck responding in English to questions from journalists, speed up to 9:17 minutes in the video.
World AIDS Day is celebrated globally on December 1st of every year in hopes to eliminate the disease in the near future. From 2011-2015, it is celebrated under the theme “Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.” Currently, there is an estimate of 440,000 people in Thailand who are still […]
Yingluck Shinawatra chairing a meeting to coordinate the celebration of His Majesty the King of Thailand.
Thai Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ruled out an early election, following six days of protests aimed at removing her from office. She told the BBC the situation in Thailand was not calm enough for polls. She also said she would not authorise the use of force against protesters occupying government ministries. She was speaking after demonstrators […]
British Ambassador to Thailand Mark Andrew Geoffrey Kent has expressed concerns over the impact of escalating political turmoil in Thailand. Kent met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Government House to discuss the growing wave of anti-government demonstrations and the seizures of government offices. The ambassador said the British government opposes the occupations of […]
New York, 27 November 2013 – Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Thailand The Secretary-General has followed closely the events in Thailand over the last few weeks and is concerned by the rising political tensions in Bangkok. The Secretary-General calls on all sides to exercise the utmost restraint, refrain from the use of violence and […]
Violence and the seizure of public or private property are not acceptable means of resolving political differences. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement after anti-democracy mob occupied the buildings belonging to the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Monday announced the expansion of the country’s Internal Security Act to the whole of Bangkok, Nontaburi province and Bangpli district in Samutprakarn province which borders Bangkok. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is located in the Bangpli district and the move to impose the ISA is seen as to prevent protestors from occupying […]
Violence against journalists is an attack on accountability. That was what happened today. A German freelance journalist was attacked by the Democrat-led mob in Bangkok. Recommended Read: CNN iReport news. Democrat MP, Chumpon Junsai (Suthep’s close aide), announced on stage that Nick Nostitz is “Reds journalist” & urged crowd to kick him out — Sunai […]
The cat is out of the bag, so to speak. Suthep, an ex-MP for the Democrat Party today demanded for absolute monarchy in Thailand. This is a complete contradiction to the objectives of the Democrat Party and what the Opposition Leader, Abhisit, has been saying all this while. Does it come as a complete shock? […]
There has been a rapid formation of anti-Government informal groups in Bangkok. It has always been in Bangkok, the core power base of the Democrat Party. The simplicity of politics, where the politicians of a dwindling party but those with the character of the prosperous and rich, has overturn the inclination that our country is […]
Patience Faka Jonathan meets Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Patience is the current First Lady of Nigeria and a permanent secretary in her native Bayelsa state. She is married to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has that asserted the government’s proceedings to amend the charter was legally sound, and the recent ruling by the Constitutional Court did not have precedent. According to Yingluck, the Office of the Council of State has been tasked with studying the court verdict. Regarding the Phuea Thai Party’s announcement it will […]
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday called a meeting of related ministers to prepare for the upcoming censure debate, while the opposition whip reiterated it needed 3 days for the debate. Yingluck met with Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan, Finance Minister Kittirat Na Ranong, and Agriculture Minister Yukhol Limlaemthong, among others. Niwatthamrong disclosed after the meeting […]