13 wanted militants in South Thailand

A combined force of hundreds of police, soldiers and civilian officials has been deployed to go after 13 armed militants who remain at large after unleashing a barrage of bullets at six soldiers patrolling on motorcycles in Pattani’s Mayo district on Saturday morning. 1. Bringing those violent men to justice is important. 2, Its crucial […]

Abhisit mocking the Redshirts or ridiculing the dead?

I saw this link and have been hearing the stories circulating on Twitter and on the grapevine. I was shocked. Abhisit, Thailand’s former prime minister, was wearing a red shirt and making all sorts of nonsense-remarks about reconciliation and rights. But has he forgotten about the dead and those who were injured during the Red […]

Yingluck’s plans in South Thailand?

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday that many confidential security plans were underway during the current Islamic holy month of Ramadan to cope with a spike in insurgent activities. 1. South Thailand is a neglected concern especially during Abhisit’s rule. As such it has reached a boiling point. 2. I have said before, all parties […]

Abhisit and his ‘military’ background

Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat reaffirmed his allegation that Abhisit Vejjajiva’s exemption from military service could have been unlawfully acquired. 1. Good. Now such information must be made public so that the Thai community can judge for themselves. 2. Abhisit has been dubious and evasive about his background. This is despite the fact that he was […]

Bangkok Floods and Politicians

Bangkok and Beijing: http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/2012/0727/230751.shtml For the past four+ years, Bangkok has been under the intense direction of politicians who do not care much about the floods or the displacement of the poor because of the yearly natural disasters. 1. More photos of floods: http://www.bangkokpost.com/multimedia/photo/262540/flood-reaches-northern-bangkok 2. Bangkok’s governor must take responsibility for the floods in the […]

Thailand’s Yala and more violence

Police are investigating the roadside killing of three more people in Thailand’s Yala province after five policemen were slain in their vehicle earlier in the week. An unknown number of assailants gunned down two men, aged 52 and 61, as they were leaving their village on a motorcycle in Yala’s Bannang Sata district. Source: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2012/07/27/Thai-violence-in-Yala-claims-more-lives/UPI-34801343385000/?spt=hs&or=tn […]

Priewpan’s Hong Kong trip and the Democrats failure

The opposition Democrat Party’s legal team on Friday petitioned the Office of the Ombudsman to look into possible malfeasance by national police chief Priewpan Damapong for meeting with former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, a fugitive from the law, in Hong Kong earlier this week. Source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/304607/possible-malfeasance-charges-against-the-police-chief 1. Democrats does not seem to have any more political […]

Simple Facts about #Thaksin and #Abhisit

I had a delicious lunch with a good friend, who also happens to be a Yellow Shirt. We always end up arguing about politics, once in a while, ending up with a cat-fight-like debate. I want to share my thoughts about simple facts: 1. During Thaksin’s days as prime minister, we had a very proactive […]

Thai #NGOs and #Volunteers

How many of us living in Thailand volunteer in the non-governmental organisations (NGO)? Volunteerism is important as many NGOs do not have enough manpower to do their noble work. 1. I see more people committed to giving donations to NGOs. But can this truly change the behaviours of Thai society. Giving money to NGOs don’t […]

Democrats-Style of Deception in #Thailand

I am still puzzled why democrats and some of the cream of corporate elitism wants to maintain the constitution that was drafted and produced by a once-upon-a-time military power in 2007. 1. Isn’t it undemocratic to allow a military-sponsored constitution determine the lives of the Thai people? 2. If the democrats are truly for democracy, […]

Safety and Peace in South Thailand?

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has urged that operations to curb the unrest in the South be adjusted, including the addition of more “safety zones” to increase security in community and commercial areas. 1. Increasing security is the first step, then dialogues must be follow through. More inter-faith and community-building dialogues between the Muslim communities, provincial […]