Thailand’s Emergency Decree in the Deep South

The Cabinet has decided to extend the enforcement of the Executive Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations in the three southern border provinces for another three months, from 20 September to 19 December 2013. The decision covers all districts in Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces, except Mae Lan district in Pattani. The Internal Security […]

Cooperation between Thai drug agency and UNODC

Speaking on Monday at a workshop on drug suppression evaluation and plans, Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board Deputy Secretary-General Permpong Chaovalit acknowledged that his office has reached its target over the past two years by seizing three tonnes of crystal methamphetamine or “ice” and 180 million methamphetamine pills and brought more than 700,000 […]

Politicians learn from your mistakes, NOT

Interesting read from thediplomat.com from Mong Palatino. His article, titled Thailand Opposition Behaving Badly says: It seems Thailand’s opposition politicians are getting desperate.  Last month, 57 members of parliament belonging to the opposition Democrat Party were evicted from the session hall after they repeatedly protested the ruling of the presiding officer. When parliamentary police officers […]

Myanmar, Thailand building stronger anti-drug trafficking alliance

Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has paid tribute to Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during his visit to Thailand, while calling for more cooperation on drug crackdown. Supreme Commander Gen Min Aung Hlaing yesterday met with the Thai Premier at the Government House, where both parties agreed that […]

Thai Gov’t committed in Human Rights and Anti-Human Trafficking

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has stated that the government is keen on promoting human rights, while affirming that human trafficking will be her main focus. During the “PM Yingluck Meets the People” program on NBT, the Premier mentioned about her official trip to Switzerland, saying she expressed her desire to be a member of the […]

Thailand 2nd place in ASEAN – World Happiness Report

A very very interesting piece in The Malaysian Insider about World Happiness Report 2013: Malaysians are no longer as happy as before, said a report released by the United Nations on Monday. The country dropped in its ranking from 51st place to 56th in the World Happiness Report 2013 – the second report of its kind. […]

Pope Francis to Thailand’s Prime Minister “Please, pray for me”

“The good relations between Thailand and the Holy See, as well as the mutual understanding and co-operation between the Church and the State, especially in the fields of education and social welfare” were on the agenda of discussion during the meeting between Pope Francis and the Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra.     Recommended […]

Video: 24th Regular Session of Human Rights Council

Yingluck Shinawatra became the first Prime Minister of Thailand to address the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. She was invited to give a keynote speech about rights and liberty at the 24th Session of the Council in Geneva on September 9, 2013. Watch the video of her speech. Recommended Read: Advocating Equality, Anti-Poverty […]