Few days ago, Caretaker Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra met with a contingent of policemen. She offered her thanks and deepest appreciation to the Royal Thai Police force for their dedication to the Rule of Law and protection of public during the violent street PDRC protests.
Left: Then he was not our hero. Right: Now he is our hero.
The political rallies by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) will drag on for several more months because the anti-government group has not yet achieved its goal of overthrowing the administration, said Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) Director Chalerm Yubamrung. Police Captain Chalerm, the CMPO Director, asserted that ‘verdicts’ handed out by independent […]
The Thai political crisis is being exacerbated by a corrupted opposition party. The Democrat Party’s failure to comply with ethical standards and corruption scandals have forced their former Members of Parliament and senators to distract the public. Distractions resulted in their official support to boycott the Feb 2 poll. The Democrat’s civil disobedience is in […]
Fiji strongman Mr. Voreqe Bainimarama is set to resign as military chief of the coup-plagued South Pacific nation on Wednesday, clearing the way for him to contest long-awaited general elections in September. While we see a positive development in small developing nations, we think Thailand has yet to politically mature. The country’s progress is delayed […]
The Election Commission has given approval for the Caretaker Government to disburse 20 billion baht from the Central Fund, a contingency budget, to pay farmers long-overdue money for pledged rice crops. Election management commissioner Mr. Somchai Srisuthiyakorn posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday. The farmers have been unpaid for the past few months. The […]
Mr. Yuem Nillar says he was beaten, tied-up and dumped into a river by PDRC protest guards. (Images from Policespokesmen Facebook) The victim, a security guard at a company in Bangkok, said he was resting in Lumpini Park after finishing work on the morning of Feb 24 when 2 PDRC “guards” approached him demanding that […]
The political crisis in Thailand has generated discriminatory practices within the health care sector. Pro-government and United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) supporters condemned Dr Rienthong Nanna, director of Mongkutwattana General Hospital in Chaeng Watthana after he declared on his Facebook on Saturday that his privately-run hospital would give special privileges to “friends and […]
A group of right wing academics named Siam Prachapiwat declared the Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra Government’s caretaker status now over, as 30 days have passed since the Feb 2 general election. The group, which is campaigning to protect the monarchy, said the Caretaker Government can no longer claim any legitimacy to remain in office under the […]
Thai PM Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra told the military on Tuesday to help guard against drives toward separatism, and told Cabinet ministers to avoid creating conditions that might add fuel to the fire. As the Minister of Defense, Ms. Yingluck asked the armed forces commanders to help provide internal security oversight in every province. She told […]
The Democrat Party has tons to say about corruption of others but are silent when it comes to the corrupted practices of their members and their families. Let us look at Mr. Atavit Suwanpakdee. He is a young politician, an influential crony among the special circles of the Democrat Party. He has on many occasion […]