With the crisis meeting in Thailand proving to be unfruitful, there is continued suspicion about the military’s motives among the government’s supporters. Zoe Daniel speaks with Jakrapob Penkair, exiled founder of Thailand UDD.
It is hard to write under these conditions. I am talking about the days before the martial law. Then when the army declared martial law, my family and I grew worried at the intention of the army. Fear of the worst. Yesterday, the army took control of Thailand. The fear building had finally come. Coup. […]
Wat Rong Khun, more well-known among foreigners as the White Temple, is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai province. It is closed to all visitors because of the May earthquake. The caretaker Government is working with the local religious body to repair the temple.
What started in disreputable character and bad taste of showing off his wealth, the law has caught up with a young PDRC leader, Thanat “Nat” Thanakitamnuay. The police arrested him, along with his armed bodyguard.
Red-Shirt leaders have urged their supporters to remain calm in the wake of what they view as provocation by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). The judiciary coup, as many had predicted, has taken away the rights of the Thai people. First the Constitutional Court made the February election invalid and then the unconstitutional removal […]
The new Senate Speaker is Mr. Surachai Liangboonlertchai, who won 96 votes while Pol Gen Jongrak Jutanont, the other candidate, got 51, with one absention. Mr. Surachai, an appointed senator, was a deputy speaker and acting speaker of the upper house. He is backed by the Group of 40 appointed senators, the anti-government People’s Democratic […]
Yingluck Shinawatra, who was forced to resign Wednesday by Thailand’s Constitutional Court, was the country’s first female prime minister.
The first female Prime Minister of Thailand has been forced out of her position as caretaker premier by the Constitutional Court today. Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra came to power in 2011 after sweeping victories in the election, defeating the Democrat Party. Her removal by the court has sent outraged among the rural population outside of Bangkok. […]
May 5th marks the coronation anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It is also observed as a public holiday. It was on May 5, 1950 that His Majesty pronounced his oath of coronation: “We shall reign with righteousness for the benefits and happiness of the Siamese people.” The annual coronation celebrations usually involve a […]
Visakha Puja Day marks the Buddhism Trinity or three important incidents that occurred in the life of the Lord Buddha on the anniversary of his birth. They happened on the day of a full moon in the sixth lunar month. On this day is a national holiday in Thailand the holiest of all the Buddhist […]
John Sparks, Asia correspondent for the Channel 4 News, was filming on the anti-government rally’s Ratchaprasong intersection stage in January. He asked this question to Seri who failed to give an appropriate answer. Seri is a well known PDRC propagandist, university academic and president of the transgender beauty contest Miss International Queen. Even the most […]
T-shirts of the “popcorn gunman” sold openly in Bangkok. Mr. Vivat Yodprasit, 24, a native of Phitsanulok was caught and in March admitted to being the “popcorn gunman” hired by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). While we frown upon violence, the supporters of PDRC a treated Vivat as a “hero” – proving they rely […]