World AIDS Day is celebrated globally on December 1st of every year in hopes to eliminate the disease in the near future. From 2011-2015, it is celebrated under the theme “Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.” Currently, there is an estimate of 440,000 people in Thailand who are still […]
Yingluck Shinawatra chairing a meeting to coordinate the celebration of His Majesty the King of Thailand.
Thai Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ruled out an early election, following six days of protests aimed at removing her from office. She told the BBC the situation in Thailand was not calm enough for polls. She also said she would not authorise the use of force against protesters occupying government ministries. She was speaking after demonstrators […]
British Ambassador to Thailand Mark Andrew Geoffrey Kent has expressed concerns over the impact of escalating political turmoil in Thailand. Kent met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Government House to discuss the growing wave of anti-government demonstrations and the seizures of government offices. The ambassador said the British government opposes the occupations of […]
New York, 27 November 2013 – Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Thailand The Secretary-General has followed closely the events in Thailand over the last few weeks and is concerned by the rising political tensions in Bangkok. The Secretary-General calls on all sides to exercise the utmost restraint, refrain from the use of violence and […]
Violence and the seizure of public or private property are not acceptable means of resolving political differences. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement after anti-democracy mob occupied the buildings belonging to the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Monday announced the expansion of the country’s Internal Security Act to the whole of Bangkok, Nontaburi province and Bangpli district in Samutprakarn province which borders Bangkok. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is located in the Bangpli district and the move to impose the ISA is seen as to prevent protestors from occupying […]
Violence against journalists is an attack on accountability. That was what happened today. A German freelance journalist was attacked by the Democrat-led mob in Bangkok. Recommended Read: CNN iReport news. Democrat MP, Chumpon Junsai (Suthep’s close aide), announced on stage that Nick Nostitz is “Reds journalist” & urged crowd to kick him out — Sunai […]
The cat is out of the bag, so to speak. Suthep, an ex-MP for the Democrat Party today demanded for absolute monarchy in Thailand. This is a complete contradiction to the objectives of the Democrat Party and what the Opposition Leader, Abhisit, has been saying all this while. Does it come as a complete shock? […]
There has been a rapid formation of anti-Government informal groups in Bangkok. It has always been in Bangkok, the core power base of the Democrat Party. The simplicity of politics, where the politicians of a dwindling party but those with the character of the prosperous and rich, has overturn the inclination that our country is […]
Patience Faka Jonathan meets Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Patience is the current First Lady of Nigeria and a permanent secretary in her native Bayelsa state. She is married to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has that asserted the government’s proceedings to amend the charter was legally sound, and the recent ruling by the Constitutional Court did not have precedent. According to Yingluck, the Office of the Council of State has been tasked with studying the court verdict. Regarding the Phuea Thai Party’s announcement it will […]
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday called a meeting of related ministers to prepare for the upcoming censure debate, while the opposition whip reiterated it needed 3 days for the debate. Yingluck met with Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan, Finance Minister Kittirat Na Ranong, and Agriculture Minister Yukhol Limlaemthong, among others. Niwatthamrong disclosed after the meeting […]
Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has led her cabinet ministers to Bowonniwet Vihara Monastery to pay respect to the late Supreme Patriarch. PM Yingluck, along with her cabinet team, yesterday performed a merit-making ceremony at Phra Tamnak Petch in Wat Bowonniwet Vihara to express her gratefulness to His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch of […]
There was a Twitter Storm last night. Barely could keep up on the timeline as Thais tweeted about the Red Shirt rally, to show their support for democracy, the Government and Prime Minister, Yingluck. For more photos, go to this Facebook.
This man, a “security guard” employed by the anti-government mob organizers, was detained by Thai police. He was armed and was seen at numerous Democrat Party-led demonstrations. This leaves us to the question: How many more armed thugs are there among the demonstrators?
Yingluck Shinawatra welcomed New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to Bangkok. The New Zealand leader was on a 2-day visit, accompanied by a team of corporate captains. Recommended Read: Thailand is New Zealand’s 10th largest trading partner
The launch of Thailand’s pioneering One-Stop Crisis Centre by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on 9 April 2013 reinforces the continuing efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women and girls. The One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) includes a hotline managed by trained staff, a network of 22,000 crisis centres around the country and 1,300 […]
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra urges all sectors to join hands in combating violence and pledges assistance to victims of violence. In September, the Thai premier had advocated the need for equality at the United Nations Human Rights Council‘s 24th Session in Geneva. Yingluck on Sunday presided over the opening ceremony of an anti-violence project hosted […]
Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived in Bangkok yesterday for a three-day stay, becoming the first Pakistani premier to officially visit the kingdom in eight years. Recommended Read: Bilateral Cooperation between Thailand, Pakistan