NACC plans flood project monitoring

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will closely monitor implementation of the government’s multi-billion-baht flood prevention projects. This was reported in the local media. Curiously, the NACC should also focus on Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s spending of their allocation expenditure, especially the money spent on projects that has not been completed due to some reason or another. […]

Political Reforms in Burma?

The Thai government should press Burmese President Thein Sein to take immediate and concrete steps to address serious human rights problems in Burma when he visits Thailand from July 22-24, 2012, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday. (New York) – The Thai government should press Burmese President Thein Sein to […]

YINGLUCK SHINAWATRA: THAILAND’S NOVICE LEADER LOOKS BACK ONE YEAR LATER

Derided by her opponents as just the puppet of her brother, a populist former prime minister living in exile, Shinawatra is still on a mission to be taken seriously. But a year after her surprise election, still being there is already an accomplishment. By Bruno Philip LE MONDE/Worldcrunch BANGKOK – It is never easy to be […]

Draft-dodging Abhisit?

A former “leader” Abhisit dodged his responsibility? Is this possible? …or another great propaganda attack? It was reported that the leader of the blue party –> “Mr Abhisit claimed that he had a job as lecturer at the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy instead, but records show that in over 300 days of working at the academy he […]

A Beach Heaven in Thailand?

STATS: A 7,500-square-foot villa with six bedrooms and six bathrooms on 2½ seaside acres is asking 215 million Thai baht ($6.8 million), or THB28,666 per square foot. The annual cost of running the property, including management fees, maintenance, utilities and a staff of five, is $81,000, according to the owners. It looks like heaven but it […]

My Thailand

Thailand has so much to offer. Many people think of Thailand as the land of smiles but I view Thailand differently. I hope to share news and opinions of a country that is going through a societal evolution. Thank you for your patience.