OIC Envoy Satisfied with Thailand’s Humanitarian Aid for Rohingya

  The continuation of humanitarian services to Rohingya is a vital aspect of the Thai Government’s standard of human rights. It is important for other member nations of ASEAN to move towards a resolution with Myanmar. Thailand is a transit point for the Rohingya people. Many have expressed to reach Malaysia, their ultimate destination.   […]

The End of Abhisit’s Career?

Abhisit Vejjajiva, the fledgling leader of the Democrat Party, has been busy these past few months. The former Prime Minister is struggling with his case of fraud in the army, the charges of his involvement in the deaths of the Red Shirt demonstrators in 2010 and his bitter and insensible attacks on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra‘s national […]

2013 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX: Thailand and ASEAN

2013 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX: DASHED HOPES AFTER SPRING “The Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders does not take direct account of the kind of political system but it is clear that democracies provide better protection for the freedom to produce and circulate accurate news and information than countries where human rights are […]

Thailand’s Tourism Comeback

During the first eight months of 2012, from January through August, 14 million foreign tourists entered the kingdom, as reported by Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism. The good news did not end there, the Government’s hard work paid off, with a whopping success of over 22 million tourists in 2012. The overall performance of Prime Minister […]

Thailand’s Bid for World Expo 2020

An inquiry mission of the World Expo Bureau met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Government House, the main administration building. Thailand is competing against four other candidate cities bidding to host the 2020 World Expo, including Brazil, Russia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. The World Expo is regarded as the third most significant […]

Bangkok

Interview with Sukhumbhand Ends Badly

Sukhumbhand is campaigning for his second term as Bangkok Governor. Recently he was interviewed by Bangkok Post in what was seen as a shift from his unreachable approach to a man who almost candidly answers questions of the interviewer. The word association segment at the end was very unusual and poorly executed with no aims. […]

Democrat Party’s Take on Preah Vihear

Democrat Party deputy leader Thaworn Senneam said that if the Government believed it has a good rapport and strong ties with the Cambodian Government, it should ask Phnom Penh to withdraw the case and settle out of court. This is an excepted reaction from Thaworn, who likes to simplify the matter because of his lack […]

Pongsapat’s Walkabout to a Bangkok Market

Pongsapat received an incredible show of support by Bangkokians, especially from community leaders and the working class. The Bangkok election candidate made his rounds at a Bangkok market, where to the surprise of his campaign team, Pongsapat was greeted by an overwhelming show of gratitude and cheers from the vendors and residents.

Free Trade Agreement between Chile and Thailand

Jan 26 (Reuters) – Chile hopes to sign a free trade agreement with Thailand soon and is seeking to expand a limited one it has with India, as the Andean country looks to deepen its open, export-dependent model, foreign affairs minister Alfredo Moreno said on Saturday. The country is also working on broader agreements, including with fellow […]

Thailand’s Aid for the Rohingya People

Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposed that the country shelter the Rohingya people for six months, said Surapong Tovichakchaikul. The Foreign Minister is facilitating dialogues with Myanmar and other countries to coordinate the future of refugees who use Thailand as a transit point. The proposal will be tabled to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her […]

Pongsapat: Leadership for Bangkok

According to the Bangkok Poll, as cited by a local English newspaper, that when asked who they would vote for if the election took place on the survey day, 23.9% of the respondents said Pol Gen Pongsapat of the Pheu Thai Party, and 23.6% of them backed MR Sukhumbhand of the Democrat Party. Only 6.5% […]

Bangkok Election: Pongsapat intends to keep his pledges

Pheu Thai party candidate, Pongsapat, for the Bangkok Governor election wasted no time in reaching out to Bangkokians through out the busy city. According to sources, many were happy to see him because he is public-friendly, easy to talk to and knows the issues affecting the urban society in Thailand’s capital. Even Abhisit, the former […]

Eight Years of Failure: Will We See Change in Bangkok?

For the past 8 years, the Democrat Party ruled Bangkok, a cross-political irony that has been playing out Bangkokians. In the city, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s, or BMA for short, response to the sluggish development of a financial Armageddon was to, and seen as illegal and unlawful, the extension of the BTS contract. This was a self-described as […]

Pongsapat: Better Sanitation, A Better Bangkok

Governor candidate, Pongsapat Pongcharoen wasted no time after drawing his election number 9, which is considered by many as a good sign. On Tuesday, he promised to work towards the upgrading of public sanitation in the city. Pongsapat had promised to cater to the concerns of Bangkokians and tourists on the neglected matter of the […]

Yingluck visits Uttaradit Province

Yingluck Shinawatra in Uttaradit, which is one of the northern provinces of Thailand. She met with the people and paid her respects to the monument of Phraya Phichai Dap Hak at the Uttaradit administrative center.

Japan’s PM seeking Economic Ties and Security Support

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had agreed to strengthen the economy of both countries. The Japanese premier had also discussed security ties during a visit to Southeast Asia, aimed at reinforcing collaborative efforts. Abe, making his first overseas trip since taking office in December, said on Thursday he and Prime Minister […]