White Temple Wat Rong Khun

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. 

Thai Gov’t agreed to extend ISA from 1 May till 30 June

  The caretaker cabinet held its weekly meeting today at the National Science Museum in Pathumthani province to consider a proposal of the National Security Council to extend the enforcement of internal security law (ISA) in Bangkok for 61 more days when it expires end of April. The caretaker government still cannot return to the […]

Judicial Coup pushed by “independent” organizations

Mr Prompong Nopparit, a spokesman of the Pheu Thai Party, said there has not been not much progress in the seven cases against the Democrat Party when compared to the case against Caretaker Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, who has been accused of dereliction of duty over her role in the rice-pledging scheme. It has […]

Post-Songkran Thoughts about PDRC and Democracy

Suthep Thaugsuban’s hatred for the Shinawatra knows no limit. The PDRC chief has sent a barrage of hate speech, defamatory and sexist remarks on to Ms. Yingluck and her brother Mr. Thaksin, while Suthep’s allies take potshots at the children of the Shinawatra. Jeers are met with cheering, whistle blowing and cat-calls. The cheering are […]

Thai-Cambodia Songkran

The western province of Sa Kaew yesterday kicked off the Thai-Cambodia Songkran festival to boost ties between the two nations. The three day festival kicked off on Sunday afternoon at the municipal office in Aranyaprathes district, which borders on Cambodia. Large numbers of tourists and residents both Thai and Cambodian were seen joining the yesterday’s […]

Final battle is upon us, indicates PDRC fascist chief

Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban told supporters of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee to brace for the “final battle” and wait for his signal after the Songkran festival. The PDRC neo-fascist chief said he was confident that the battle would end by the end of this month (April) and “the people will triumph because the situation has […]

Research, development at National Science Museum

Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra visiting Thailand’s National Science Museum (NSM), which is a state enterprise under the Ministry of Science and Technology. NSM was first established by Royal Decree on January 30, 1995. The target groups of NSM are students, families, the general public and tourists. NSM is located at Technopolis Klong 5 Klong Luang Pathumthani Thailand. […]

Fish farm, tourism in Suphan Buri province

Caretaker Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra in early April visited a fish farm and tourist spots in Suphan Buri province. Her entourage included caretaker Deputy Agriculture Minister Yugol Limlaemthong was welcomed by Mr Banharn Silpa-archa, chief advisor to the Chart Thai Pattana party. She went to Bung Chawak, a famous tourist spot and fresh water […]

Thailand celebrates 127th defence anniversary

Today is the 127th anniversary of the Ministry of Defence. Ms. Yingluck and her caretaker cabinet and officials attended the event in Bangkok to witness the celebrations and prayers. More pictures, recommended read: iReport CNN  

18 anti-democracy leaders get free pass to escape conviction

‎The Criminal Court on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of arrest warrants for 18 leaders of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Network of Students and People for the Reform of Thailand (NSPRT), including Suthep Thaugsuban, for violating the emergency decree. ‎Even with news and police reports about the violence and intimidation caused by PDRC […]

Thai PM arrives in Khon Kaen amidst drought

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in Khon Kaen province. Drought has affected many provinces in the country especially the thousands of farmers. The northern population have commended her involvement to reduce the burden of the affected groups. Ms. Yingluck was warmly greeted by her supporters at the airport.

When spirituality used in Thai politics

Monks play an important role in spiritual and social aspects of Thailand. Remembering the incidents of a monk, a co-leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) has left many confused about the role of religious “neutral” people of the cloth. Extracts from Reuters’ 1st March article: A young Thai man and woman are on […]

#MH370 – Passport syndicate under investigation, says Thai police

Thai police said Sunday they were investigating a “passport ring” as details emerged of bookings made in Thailand with stolen European passports for the vanished Malaysia Airlines flight. Two European names – Christian Kozel, an Austrian, and Luigi Maraldi of Italy – were listed on the passenger manifest of the flight MH370, but neither man […]