Thailand calls Asia-Pacific nations to collaborate on future water crises

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called on government leaders in the Asian-Pacific region to help contain critical floodings and water-related disasters which might possibly arise in the future. In a key-note speech delivered to the Second Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Thailand’s northern city Chiang Mai on Monday, Yingluck urged the government leaders in the Asian-Pacific […]

Bilateral Meeting between Asian Development Bank and Thai Gov’t

Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, met with Takehiko Nakao who is the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for bilateral discussion on sustainable socio-economic developments in Thailand and within the Asia-Pacific region. According to ADB, approximately 1.7 billion people in the region are poor and unable to access essential goods, services, assets and opportunities […]

Vanuatu Prime Minister Meets PM Yingluck in Thailand

Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu Moana Carcasses Kalosil is in Thailand as a guest of the Thai Government and will attend the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiang Mai. A bilateral meeting between the two Government in a bid to enhance relations and promote trade and investment is planned. Both leaders are expected […]

ASEAN Economic Community Week

The Ministry of Commerce in collaboration with the public and private sectors will organize ‘ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Week’ during 20-29 May to pave the way for trade opportunities in the international arena. Department of International Trade Promotion Director-General Srirat Rattapana revealed that various activities would be organized as part of the AEC week with […]

2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Thailand

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra launched the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit event in Chiang Mai, Thailand. More news and pixs: Water Security Dependent on Leadership and Empowerment Water Security Summit in Chiang Mai      

Anti-RedShirt Foreigners Do Not Know About Democracy

The Pheu Thai Party has repeated its call for Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva to take responsibility for the violent end to the red-shirt protests in 2010. The third anniversary of the May 19 crackdown is an emotional time for those who lost a loved one and the people who were injured by sniper bullets. Anti-RedShirt […]

New School Calender and Bi-Lingual Education Curriculum in Thailand

Education has been a top priority for Yingluck Shinawatra. In the past, there has been many attempts to upgrade the education system but met with failures, especially in bridging the knowledge gap among rich and poor students. The privileged children are often sent to private or international schools. Some even send their children to distant schools […]

20 Years of Tajikistan and Thailand Relations

The President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Emomali Rahmon, held bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. After the discussions, the Prime Minister Yingluck and the President of Tajikistan witnessed the signing of the Convention between Thailand and Tajikistan for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect of Tax Income. […]

President of the Republic of Tajikistan visits Thailand

Thailand Prime Minister welcoming President Emomalii Rahmon to Thailand. The President is on a state visit with his officials to build relations with the Thai Government. Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. It borders Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China […]

Disability Campaign will Improve Accessibility in Thailand

Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, launched a nationwide campaign in respect to the fundamental rights of people with disabilities. The Thai Government campaign an opportunity to address the needs of people with disabilities, by focusing on promoting accessibility and removing all types of barriers in society. Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s […]

Thai Spring Movement Against the Thai Institution

A prominent retired police general and an outspoken ex-senator launched a web page yesterday to mobilize an online campaign against the Yingluck Shinawatra Government. The duo, Pol Gen Vasit Dejkunjorn and former senator Kaewsun Atibhodi, supported by an ICT team in their Bangkok “war room” are funded by a small collation of disgruntled members of […]

Rejecting Anti-Democratic Regime

Components of an anti-democratic regime is not only visible but thriving in Thailand. There are still many pockets of neo-fascism and Thais wanting a feudal-style political arena. These factions are primarily holed in Bangkok and scattering influences outside of Thailand. Their anti-democracy beliefs are championed by their leaders, many who are very influential corporate captains […]

Deep South Thai Militants Targeting Children and Women

In the deep south, separatists militants are targeting children and women. I have read the same news in the foreign media. For a long long time, separatists militants have subjected both Muslim and Buddhist Thais to a reign of terror. The militants execute Muslim Thais, accusing them of being informants to the authorities and systematically […]

Army-Sponsored 2007 Constitution of Thailand

Let us have a brief look at the Constitution. 1. In 2006, the army removed the then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from his elected position. The electoral process, that is based on a democratic system, was ignored by the army, the Democrat Party and the neo-fascists groups. 2. The initial drafting of the Constitution took […]

Century Practice of Shackling in Thai Prison has Ended

Officially today, May 15, the Thai Government prohibits the shackling of prisoners with serious offenses. The shackling of inmates in prisons has been a practiced in Thailand for over a century. According to officers in charge of prison management, the new regulation will help improve living conditions of inmates. However the prisoners will continue to […]

Border Discussion between Thailand and Cambodia

Thailand is taking the lead to signal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that its relations with Cambodia is based on the ASEAN spirit. “This is a general meeting to discuss border concerns.” Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat said. “We have no conflicts at the border.” The meeting is set for Friday. Thailand’s relation with […]