More Money for Non-Existent Anti-Flood Projects?

Over and over Bangkokians have heard about anti-flood promises made by their elected Governor. Now Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has promised to another 4- year plan to prevent flooding in the city. Governor Sukhumbhand Paripatra has proposed to the national Government for a budget of 23 billion baht to implement the flood prevention program, which encompasses […]

Money Laundering and Sex Scandal of a Monk

Thailand’s Khantitham Forest Monastery is facing tough times.  It’s abbot, Luang Pu Nenkham Chattigo, has been barred from transferring money out his bank accounts by Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO). The 34-year-old monk has been attracting attention ever since a video of him flying a private jet while wearing aviator sunglasses, carrying a Louis Vuitton bag went viral last month. […]

Connecting Europe and Asia: Yingluck in Turkey

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has met with Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss trade and investment opportunities. Yingluck has assured Erdogan that Thailand would give its full support to the Turkey’s “New Silk Road” project aiming at connecting Europe and Asia. Both prime ministers spoke after having discussed with each other. PM Yingluck […]