A Troubling Week in Thai Politics

It has been a very very troubling week. The drama tied to politics is infuriating to many. It is clear that regardless of the achievements and challenges faced by the Government, the opposition and the Elites are determine to dismantle democratic process. There was the Guy Fawkes rally in Bangkok which saw masked members of […]

Yingluck Vows Action against Rice Scheme Corruption

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra vowed to take “ultimate” legal action against those found cheating in the rice pledging scheme. Meeting with provincial governors nationwide on Wednesday, she said the rice subsidy programme was aimed at elevating farmers’ quality of life and it could not be said if it was a losing or profitable scheme. She […]

Vietnam’s Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong to visit Thailand

Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)’s general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is scheduled to have a bilateral discussion with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and meet the Thai Parliament President and House Speaker, Senate Speaker, political party leaders and representatives from the local private sector. The Vietnamese official’s visit is scheduled for June 25 to 27, in which his […]

Suspects of Soi Ramkhamhaeng Explosion Arrested

Police said three other suspects, natives of Pattani province, have been under surveillance.   The arrest of Affaham Sa-a, was reportedly made by a team of police led by Pol Maj Gen Suchart Thirasawat, deputy chief of the southern border provinces operations centre, in a raid on house No.16 in Tambon Taluban in Sai Buri district of […]

New Zealand Cultural Exchange Students

Thai Ambassador in Wellington Noppadon Theppitak has led a team of exchanged New Zealand students to meet with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the government house, welcoming the foreign guests into the land of smile. The students are members of the volunteers in the program to promote the use of English among Thais, and students […]

Accountability: Thailand’s Rice Mortgage Scheme

The Cabinet has decided to form a committee to inspect rice stock in warehouses participating in the rice mortgage scheme after receiving different numbers on the quantity of rice left in the warehouses. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said after the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday that the Cabinet had acknowledged that the rice mortgage scheme had […]

Anti-Flood Projects or Money-Making for the Few?

Excess monies have been used by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) for upgrading work that seems to be repetitive for the past 8 years. The system of public administration is subjected to multiple abuses and without transparency. How long will this go on and how much will be used at the expense of taxpayers’ money? […]

ASEAN Economic Community

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has emphasized the importance of raising awareness about the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) among Thai people and the media’s roles in presenting truthful information. In her statement at the recent 65th World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok, the Prime Minister put emphasis on promoting knowledge about the AEC from the grass roots […]

The Lecture at the British Chamber of Commerce, Thailand

Yingluck Shinawatra, the Prime Minister of Thailand, attended “The Lecture” that is an annual dinner of the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT). Founded in 1946, BCCT is the oldest foreign chamber and the largest non-Asian foreign chamber in Thailand. In addition, it is the largest and oldest British Chamber in Asia. At its inception there […]

Good Growth of Business: over 6,000 new businesses registered

Good Growth of Business: over 6,000 new businesses registered According to the Ministry of Commerce, over 6,000 new businesses have been registered in May of 2013, while a decrease has been seen in the number of deregistrations.  Deputy Commerce Minister Nattawut Saikua revealed that in the month of May, over 6,000 new businesses were registered, […]

Guy Fawkes in the Democrat Party

A member of the Democrat Party offering support to the small demonstrators called the “white mask” or infamously known as “Thai Guy Fawkes” – the movement, which includes fascist groups like Pitak Siam, Communists and PAD, has been calling for the abolishment of democratic systems.

Updates about CNN iReport “Anti-Democracy Movement in Bangkok”

Update: June 18, 2013 The latest screen shot of my iReport CNN. Please visit my other two posts: 1. Thai Communists Petitioning Against Democracy 2. Armed Masked Demonstrators in Bangkok TQ ka. —   In my iReport CNN, I said: Many Bangkokians would not call it an invasion, and with the 700 policemen on duty to supervise […]

Masked Mobs at Central World, Bangkok

Many Bangkokians would not call it an invasion, and with the 700 policemen on duty to supervise the peace, the numbers of white-masked PAD demonstrators were not intimidating to the capital city of Thailand. The leadership and motivation which drives the mob was rumored to be related to a leftist group of “forest monks” called […]