UN chief condemns political violence in Thailand

‎The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged the political parties in Thailand to respect human rights and the rule of law, and to work together towards resolving the politically-motivated confrontations which are becoming more confrontational and deadly. In a statement from his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said that he was “increasingly concerned” about the […]

Overstretched prediction: 28.1m tourists in Thailand?

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is still confident of achieving its target of 28.1 million visitors this year despite the continuous drop of international arrivals due to the current political unrest. Thailand’s economic infrastructure is interlinked with tourism, as a vital source of revenue. The country saw an jump in interest among people from […]

Well trained, armed patriots for hire?

‎Thai Navy secretary Rear Adm Kan Dee-ubon confirmed PO1 Sompong and PO1 Preecha were members of the Naval Special Warfare Command, Royal Thai Fleet, but were currently assigned to assist with work at the Royal Thai Marine Task Force in the southern province of Narathiwat. They were arrested by the Thai Royal Police while returning […]