Thailand’s Criminal Court inquest concluded that friendly fire killed an Army private during the 2010 crackdown of Red Shirt demonstrators in front of the National Memorial. The criminal court said that Private Narongrit Sala from the Second Battalion of the Ninth Infantry Division was killed by a high-velocity bullet fired from one of the troops. […]
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks to the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, delivered in Bangkok, 29 April 2013: It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you for the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission […]
“She (Yingluck Shinawatra) should clearly distinguish her roles as a sister and the prime minister. She may feel sorry for her brother being overthrown from power, but that’s a personal matter. It is also not right to defend her brother, who is a fugitive wanted by the Thai authorities,” said Democrat Party chief Abhisit. Former Prime […]
Yingluck Shinawatra receiving flowers from the President of the Government Pension Fund of Thailand and their network members.
Statement of Her Excellency Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand at the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 29 April 2013 ——————————– Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Delegates to the Conference, Ladies and Gentlemen, I wish to begin by expressing my appreciation to His Excellency the President […]
Thailand ready to support “ASEAN Business Travel Card” In the weekly program “Yingluck Government Meets the People,” broadcast on the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT) and Radio Thailand on 27 April 2013, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra spoke about her participation in the 22nd ASEAN Summit in Brunei Darussalam on 24-25 April. Thailand has expressed […]
Pongsapat Pongcharoen Back as Deputy National Police Chief A royal command has been issued reinstating Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen as deputy national police chief, effective from April 24, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Monday. The royal command, countersigned by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and published in the Royal Gazette, cited the Police Commission’s decision to […]
BTS: Someone Broke his Promise Despite the promises of a certain candidate during the last Bangkok Governor Election, the fares will be raised on the BTS skytrain’s core 23.5-kilometer routes with effect on June 1. Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra last week confirmed that BTSC, the skytrain operator, had the right to increase fares on the BTS electric […]
Yingluck Shinawatra is at it again. She is in Mongolia, accompanied by a group of representatives from the Thai private sector in various industries, including education, agriculture, energy, automobile, mining, and tourism, who will discuss cooperation between the two sides. At the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, Yingluck delivered a speech focusing […]
604.8 million Estimated Asean population as of 2011 $2.339 trillion Estimated GDP of Asean in 2012 $2.4 trillion Total Asean trade in 2011 2015 Target year for Asean Economic Community (AEC), which envisions free flow of goods, services, investment, capital and labor throughout the region 5.3% or $69 billion Estimated increase in Asean economic welfare, relative to […]
Prime Minister Yingluck hosted an official dinner for her counterpart, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, Prime Minister and minister of defense and security of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Xanana Gusmao who is on an official visit to Thailand, paid tribute to the progress of Thailand and both leaders aims to enhance ties between the two nations. […]
Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Security of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, meets with Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok. More details of his visit on my iReport CNN.
Yingluck Shinawatra in the midst of a discussion with Thai healthcare experts, on the health insurance program for the country’s citizens.
Extracts of the speech by USA’s Acting Assistant Secretary, Joseph Yun. The Statement was before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs. With regards to Asia: Asia’s future stability and security are linked to its prosperity and economic development. We are boosting U.S. trade in the region, increasing investment flows, […]
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attended bilateral talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein during the ASEAN Summit in Brunei, during which several issues of cooperation were discussed. On Thursday, Deputy Government Spokesman Phakdihan Himathongkham reported that the Thai PM had met with the Myanmar President during her visit to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, to participate in […]
22nd ASEAN Summit in Brunei All ASEAN leaders will sit down for a summit on Thursday to discuss the progress in the preparation for the ASEAN Community in 2015, while Brunei, as the host country, will also emphasize a call for people’s participation in driving the 10-member Southeast Asian bloc into the future.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and accompanying Thai ministers and officials, on Wednesday, arrived in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, to attend this year’s ASEAN Summit.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has agreed to remove Thailand from its list of nations identified as Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) deficient. Justice Minister Police General Pracha Promnok indicated that Thailand is no longer on the FATF’s blacklist, given its progress in addressing the AML/CFT deficiencies. In addition, […]
Thailand Government’s earnings in the first half of the 2013 fiscal year amounted to over THB 950 billion, while budget disbursement rose to THB 1.37 trillion. Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) Director-General Somchai Sujjapongse, in his capacity as Commerce Ministry spokesman, disclosed that the government earned a total revenue of approximately THB 957 billion over the […]
The Democrat Party MPs are accused of violating Section 57 of the Political Party Act, which requires donations to parties of 20,000 baht and above to be made with a bill of exchange or a cheque signed by the donor. The MPs are accused of making the donations via deductions from their salaries.