Protecting Thailand’s National Icon: The Elephant

Poaching for international trade has escalated dramatically in recent years and is now the greatest threat to many of WWF’s and TRAFFIC’s flagship species. Poaching for the illegal ivory trade is having a devastating impact on wild elephants, particularly in Central Africa where many populations are plummeting towards local extinction; tens of thousand of elephants are […]

Avoiding Violent Images for an Anti-Poaching Campaign

Avoiding Violent Images for an Anti-Poaching Campaign DISTURBING online videos document the illegal killing and trade of wildlife, including film of poachers who shoot elephants with AK-47 assault rifles to take only their tusks, and poachers who shoot rhinoceroses with tranquilizer guns and remove their horns with chain saws. But the World Wildlife Fund, whose causes include fighting the […]

Green Thailand: Save Energy and Promote Energy Efficiency

The Consumer Protection Network of Thailand accused the Government of having a hidden agenda. Yes we are at this stage again when groups that claim to represent Thai interest are loosely throwing accusation. According to sources, the consumer group believes that Yingluck’s Government intends to resurrect a plan to build a nuclear power plant in Thailand. […]

Thailand’s Green Initiative: Cement

Cement is one of the most basic building materials used in construction today, from small buildings and stairwells to roads, bridges, runways and entire office complexes. Our modern infrastructure is simply unthinkable without cement. But the downside is that it’s also a major climate killer: it’s estimated that five percent of global CO2 emissions are […]

Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez Travels to Thailand

United States of America – Assistant Secretary Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Southeast Asia from February 21 to March 1 to discuss further strengthening U.S. economic relations in the region and enhancing economic and commercial opportunities for mutual benefit. The Assistant Secretary will go to Thailand on February 27, where he will meet with government officials […]

Asia’s Most Powerful Women 2012

Across Asia, women are climbing the ranks, whether it be through business or politics. Asia’s high-powered business women have been on FORBES’s radar, with the list of Asia’s 50 Power Business Womenin February. However while CEOs like Zhang Xin of Soho China and Chua Sock Koong of SingTel are making waves with their business skills, Asian women shouldn’t be boxed into one base […]

While the Democrat Party is busy painting a picture of a burning Bangkok, they systematically fail to address the concerns of Bangkokians on increasing violent crime, growing pollution, a poorly planned infrastructure for the public and the floods that strikes Bangkok every year. Dirty tactics among the Democrat politicians in trying to salvage their political […]

Thailand: Increasing Steps in Anti-Ivory Trafficking

Thailand’s National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has instructed local ivory traders to beware of involvement with the illegal ivory trade. Deputy Director-General Theerapat Prayoonsit presided over a meeting of 60 local traders to educate them about the new regulations in order to prevent illegal ivory trade. The department asked for cooperation from ivory traders […]

The List: Five Governments That Deserve to Fail

The List: Five Governments That Deserve to Fail The leader: Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Why he’s got to go: Politicking when he should be governing. Aiding the poor through the downturn should be a bigger priority than scrapping with rivals. The story: Thailand has been in a state of political turmoil since 2006, when a military coup ousted […]

A Buddhist Worship: Wat Phra That Phanom

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presided over the auspicious annual worship and ceremony at a northeastern province in Thailand. She visited Wat Phra That Phanom in Nakhon Phanom province. For more pix, click here. TQ ka.  

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Meets Thai PM Yingluck

Courtesy call: AirAsia’s Group CEO, Tony Fernandes met with Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Just want to share some pixs with you ka.   For more pixs: visit my iReport    

Chinese New Year: 270,000 Tourists from China in Thailand

An estimated 270,000 tourists from China were speculated to celebrate Chinese New Year in Thailand, according to Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Surapon Svetasreni. The Chinese tourists were known to have intended to come to Thailand to join in the celebrations of the Chinese New Year and stay for several days or until the coming […]

Thailand remembers Holocaust victims

Thailand remembers Holocaust victims Harnessing hope and optimism as the time-proven keys to survival and revival, this year’s remembrance theme was entitled “Rescue during the Holocaust, The Courage to Care” and focused on celebrating those few courageous people who risked their lives to rescue victims from the clutches of death. This year’s event illuminated those small […]

International Women’s Day: 8 March

The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2013, celebrated annually on 8 March, is: “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women” The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March during International Women’s Year 1975. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution […]

Women in Politics: 2012

  I have taken member states of ASEAN. Philippines – 46 Lao – 66 Indonesia – 67 Vietnam – 75 Thailand – 77 Malaysia – 85 Cambodia – 89 Singapore – 96 Brunei – 96 Myanmar – not available Lao – 39 Vietnam – 43 Philippines – 50 Singapore – 54 Cambodia – 62 Indonesia […]

Catching a Bangkok Liar (in Thai)

จับตอแหล สุขุมพันธุ์ ตัดต่อคลิป คนของพรรคประชาธิปัตย์ ชี้แจง แหกตาคน เกิดเป็นกระแสฮือฮา สร้างเสียงวิพากษ์วิจารณ์กันทั่วบ้านทั่วเมือง และ ในโลกออนไลน์  เกี่ยวกับคลิป ที่ใช้ชื่อว่า “ สุขุมพันธุ์ อย่าดูถูกกู ”  ซึ่งเป็นคลิปที่ ม.ร.ว. สุขุมพันธุ์ บริพัตร ผู้สมัครรับเลือกตั้งผู้ว่า กทม จากพรรคประชาธิปัตย์  สบถบนเวทีปราศรัย ด้วยถ้อยคำหยาบคาย รวมถึงมีกริยาท่าทางที่เหมือนคนมีอาการมึนเมาระบายความรู้สึกในใจอะไรบางอย่าง  ช่วงที่พูดถึงเรื่องการส่งตัวผู้สมัครรับเลือกตั้งผู้ว่าฯกทม. ของพรรคประชาธิปัตย์   จนเกิดคำถามขึ้นมากว่า ม.ร.ว.สุขุมพันธุ์ หมายถึงใครในพรรคประชาธิปัตย์

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in Thailand

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra met the Prime Minister of France, Jean-Marc Ayrault at Thailand’s Government House. Mr Ayrault, accompanied by his wife Brigitte Terrien and French officials, was on a two-day official visit to Thailand. Thailand and France signed five Memorandum of Understanding, ranging from education and research to defence. The MoUs are aimed at […]

Alliance for People’s Democracy

Alliance for People’s Democracy A group of people calling themselves the Alliance for People’s Democracy – all wearing red shirts – gathered on Monday to challenge the judiciary’s interpretation of the lese majeste law. The APD said it was disturbed particularly by the warning that the court has the right to prosecute and sentence those […]

Democrat’s Future Policies

Democrat’s Future Policies Abhisit Vejjajiva plans to set up a new institute to draft policies based on the opinions and research of experts selected within the ranks of the Democrat Party. Former ASEAN secretary general Surin Pitsuwan is reported to be leading it. My simple question: Is this an honest attempt to allow the Thai […]