Oil Spill, Clean-up in Rayong

An oil spill has hit the Gulf of Thailand following a leakage at an offshore pipeline operated by Thailand’s PTT pcl’s subsidiary PTT Global Chemical (PGC). The 16-inch offshore crude oil pipeline began leaking at 0700 hours (local time) July 27 at a single-point mooring, about 12.4 miles (20 kilometers) southeast of Map Ta phut port […]

People’s Army planning a rally in Bangkok

It is almost forgivable to mistaken the new self-styled “People’s Army” with the People’s Army of Vietnam. The Thai version of it comprises of Pitak Siam, People’s Alliance for Democracy, disgruntled members of Thai politics, Thai Patriots Network, communists and the V for Thailand “White Mask” group. They have agreed to join Pitak Siam’s 4 […]

Urgent clean up of oil spill in Rayong

The Royal Thai Navy is participating in the intervention. Naval vessels joined efforts to stop hundreds of barrels of oil from a pipeline leak in the Gulf of Thailand reaching the kingdom’s beaches. Roughly 50,000 litres of crude oil spilled into the sea on Saturday about 20km off the coast of the eastern province of Rayong, […]

More court postponement on prosecution of PAD for terrorism

The Criminal Court of Thailand has postponed until Dec 2, once again, the examination of evidence and testimonies from the 96 People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) defendants charged in eight separate cases over the seizure of Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports in November and December 2008. They are charged with offences including terrorism, illegal assembly, use […]

Thai PM in Mozambique Trade Visit

Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Yingluck Shinawatra and several other members of the Thai Government have arrived at Maputo city of Mozambique, which marks the first ever visit by a Thai Premier to African countries comprising Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. Accompanied by several Ministers including Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul (สุรพงศ์ โตวิจักษ์ชัยกุล), and Deputy Prime […]

Ramadan in Thailand

Iftar refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra held an evening meal with Muslim Thais and foreign dignitaries in Bangkok.   Everyone present prayed for peace and harmony in Thailand, specially in the troubled Deep South.  

Thailand’s Tourism Revenue Target: 2.2 Trillion Baht

Thailand’s Tourism Revenue Target: 2.2 Trillion Baht Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Yukol Limlamthong, reported late last week that a top flight government committee agreed to raise Thailand’s 2015 tourism revenue target another 10% from Bt2 trillion to Bt2.2 trillion. He was reporting on the outcome of a top-level tourism committee […]

Security Cooperation for China, Thailand

General Fan Changlong, the Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China and his party were by Yingluck Shinawatra, who is the Thai Prime Minister and Defense Minister. The Chinese delegation was also greeted by senior members of the Government and the Royal Thai Armed Forces at the Government House […]

V for Thailand attacks the police and each other

According to eye witnesses and news report, many of the white-masked protesters assaulted policemen who were assigned to protect the peace. Pepper spray was indiscriminately used against the authorities which also affected pedestrians and unprepared members of the movement. The white-masked protesters are anti-Government, have rejected the 2011 electoral results, displayed violence and have been […]

Thai Chamber of Commerce urging investments in Myanmar

The Thai Chamber of Commerce has urged local businesses in the southwestern border province of Ranong to expand their investment opportunities in Myanmar, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. Chamber of Commerce vice president Surin To-tap-tiang said during a seminar titled ‘Directions of Ranong’s Economy’ here Monday that Ranong province could potentially become an important trade […]

Ayutthaya: Water Transport System Needs Upgrading

Cargo ship operators proposed that the Government consider using Ayutthaya as an extension of the seaport where customs procedures could be conducted and goods transported via the Pasak river to container yards. The effective utilization of water way and upgrading systems may further increase economical outcomes. More on this story at CNN iReport  

Visit to the largest Thai rice development center

Yingluck Shinawatra visited the Royal Umbrella brand rice development center, the largest and the most modern in Thailand. The center features a laboratory and a command room. The walkabout and inspection is crucial in restoring confidence to the industry as rumors spread by unscrupulous individuals about contaminated rice has proven to be false. The brief […]

One Tambon One Product, a grassroot program

Yingluck Shinawatra, the Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Thailand, is on a whirlwind tour of the Saraburi and Ayutthaya provinces. She makes a visit to inspect the One Tambon One Product (OTOP) entrepreneurship program. More news on CNN iReport.  

Thai rice tests to coordinate with Ministry of Health

In response to complaints about residue on packed Thai rice, Yingluck Shinawatra told journalists that she has asked the Foundation for Consumers to coordinate its tests with the Ministry of Public Health to ensure standard accountable tests. The prime minister also urged that concerned parties not to make assumption that the problem happened to all […]

ASEAN community discussion with Thai ambassadors, governors

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called on provincial governors and Thai ambassadors to ASEAN nations to integrate local strategies with ASEAN Community pillars, particularly in economic and socio-cultural integration. During her meeting with the governors and Thai ambassadors in Bangkok, Miss Yingluck asked the participants to make sure that everybody under their responsibilities are ready […]

Thai Patriotic Network gone amok against the Police

A judge in the Thai Court of Appeals has abandoned her ethics and reason to ram her car into metal barrier. Her behavior is unbecoming of a judge, and has made a mockery of her learned peers and tarnished the reputation of the court. From gjbkk blog, it states: Suwan Chidchanok a judge of the […]