Doctors, nurses and some health officials from Phitsanulok, Phetchaburi and Pathum Thani went public on Wednesday to condemn violence in the wake of the tragic incidents that left four children dead and called on the Caretaker Government to take responsibility. Their selective blame on the Government smells of their political bias and deep affiliation to […]
The new Bangkok is taking shape. Someone remarked in the wake of escalating protest-related violence, that Thailand’s capital city looks like a scene from the “Deep South” where insurrection caused by militants have placed the three provinces on high alert. Maj Gen Wara Boonyasit, commander of the 1st Division, King’s Guard, announced that 117 military […]
Two female territorial defence volunteers were critically wounded in a drive-by shooting in Narathiwat on Wednesday. Police reported that Mrs Saisuda Kongchon, 31, and Mrs Patcharee Ubonphakdee, 38, were travelling on a motorcycle along the road when a gunman riding pillion on another motorbike shot at them with a hand gun. The assailants then fled. […]
60% support proposal for “neutral” prime minister. Former two-time prime minister Anand Panyarachun received the most support for the job of prime minister if a neutral person is needed to bring the country out of political crisis, in an opinion survey conducted by the National Institute of Development Administration, or NIDA Poll. Now what the […]
Thailand announced a slump in trade figures on Tuesday with the biggest drop in imports in more than four years in January, as months of anti-government protests extended their economic toll beyond falling tourism numbers. The protesters, whose disruption of a general election this month left Thailand in political limbo, aim to topple caretaker Prime […]
Wednesday morning in Bangkok. Black-clad PDRC “Black Shirts” protesters rally at National Police HQ to demand progress on grenade attacks. Despite the presence of heavily armed PDRC guards, the protesters demand the Royal Thai Police to tighten security.
Thailand’s caretaker Cabinet on Tuesday approved Bt20 billion from the central fund for overdue payments to farmers from the rice pledging scheme. The National Rice Policy Committee (NRPC) reportedly informed the Cabinet that Bt20 billion would be borrowed from the central fund pending Finance Ministry bond sales which would take at least two months to […]
Election Commissioner Mr. Somchai Srisuthiyakorn Tuesday welcomed the talk between Phra Buddha Issara and former prime minister Mr. Somchai Wongsawat, saying it was good sign of possible peaceful solution. I question the intention of ‘monk’ Phra Buddha Issara who now has an unhealthy image of being anti-democracy. His attitude in extortion and involvement in politics […]