Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra’s Speech in Mongolia

  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”

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

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

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 Paving the Way to Mongolia

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 […]

Quick Peek at ASEAN Economy

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 […]