Lets not have an election, says the Democrat Party

Democrat Party Spokesman Chavanond Intarakomalyasut pleaded with all political party members and those in the coalition government to take one step back and not be so eager to host another general election in the near future. He further stated that the solution to the country’s problems is not in the hands of the Democrats, but […]

An official visit to Thailand’s first crude oil source

Almost two weeks ago, Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra travelled to Chiang Mai, on an official trip visiting Boh Ton Kham, Thailand’s first crude oil source at NPDC, of the Defence Energy Department. Ms. Yingluck also visited the oil refinery in the Fang district. The refinery is now conducting research, and developing oil rigging, and the […]

Bangkok Governor may lose his post after slander

‎The Election Commission (EC) has asked the Appeals Court to decide whether to void the results of 2013 gubernatorial poll. EC secretary-general Puchong Nutrawong said on Monday that the case had been officially handed to the court for a final decision on complaints relating to the poll. The EC on March 11 issued a yellow […]

Another murder charge against Suthep and Abhisit

‎Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has closed the case of the shooting of six people at Wat Prathum Wanaram temple. A murder charge has been pressed against ex-Prime Minister Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban. DSI Director-General Mr. Tharit Pengdit said the murder charge against Mr. Abhisit and Mr. Suthep was […]

Anti-graft agency finally releases evidences after uproar

The National Anti Corruption Commission (NACC) has allowed the legal team of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to make a copy of additional documentary evidence on the rice pledging scheme fraud case from the agency. The move was unveiled by the NACC Secretary General Sansern Poljiak who stated that the remaining evidence is not crucial to the […]

PDRC marching in Bangkok to revive declining popularity

‎People’s Democratic Reform Committee protesters will march along Bangkok roads on Monday to invite people to join their major rally on Saturday, PDRC spokesman Akanat Prompan said on Sunday. Sources confirmed that PDRC will collect money to pay for their expensive public gatherings and equipment used during rallies. The neo-fascist group has lost considerable support […]

Muslim Uighurs refugees detained in Thailand

Some 15 ethnic Muslim Uighurs from China’s Xinjiang region were detained in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo intending to emigrate to Turkey. A joint border patrol operation of Thai soldiers and police discovered a group of 15 Muslims refugees, 10 of whom were children, hidden in a forest 200 metres from the Thai-Cambodian border […]

Opposition to continue boycotting the ballot box

Thailand’s general election held in February was declared invalid Friday after disruption by opposition mob, setting the scene for possible talks between warring political parties about new polls to end the deadlock. While the ruling from the Constitutional Court further delays the formation of a new Government, it also offers a possible exit from the political […]

Court annulment of Thai election sets bad precedent

‎Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that a general election held last month was invalid, deepening a political stalemate following weeks of opposition protests. The February 2 polls, called by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in an unsuccessful attempt to ease a months-old political crisis, have not yet been completed because of disruption by demonstrators. A […]

Bombs at home of constitutional court judge

‎Two grenades were fired near the Ekamai area home of Constitution Court judge Jaran Pakdithanakul late Thursday, missing the justice but wounding a man in his own nearby house. Acts of violence are common in Bangkok specially since the presence of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) started the street riots and Bangkok Shutdown protests […]

China wants Uighur refugees deported

‎Thailand has coordinated with the United Nations in dealing with the problem of 220 Muslim asylum seekers believed to have fled from China’s Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. Caretaker Prime Minister and Defence Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday the government would continue to take care of the Uighurs, who were detained […]

More deaths in the “Deep South”

‎More deadly news from Thailand’s “Deep South” province. One policeman was killed and another seriously wounded by a bomb explosion while on patrol providing security for teachers in Pattani’s Mayo district on Tuesday morning. While at a separate incident on the same day, a man was killed and his three-year-old son wounded by two gunmen […]

6 Thai provinces affected by yearly summer storm

‎The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has revealed that the recent summer storm inflicted damages on nearly 1,400 homes in six provinces. Assistance is being provided for the victims. The department’s Director-General Chatchai Promlert indicated that a total of 19 districts in six provinces in the northern, northeastern and western regions of Thailand […]

PDRC chief rejects peace proposal of Thai “independent” agencies

‎There is no point in the caretaker government nominating 10 “neutral” people to mediate political peace talks, since anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has flatly rejected the proposal by six independent organisations, caretaker Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra. Good point. Fact is Mr. Suthep does not want peace. The PDRC chief will only accept his […]