Suthep Thaugsuban is a man filled with loathing. He said on Thursday night at the PDRC rally site in Lumpini Park. “If you still do like this, your son will have to learn Kaag language.” His supporters cheered and blew their whistles in support. “Kaag” is a derogatory Thai word, usually used to describe Arabs, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
The country has seen much conflict from the dazzling lights of Bangkok to the Deep South of insurrection-torn provinces. Political crisis has reduced society’s trust in the opposition, which is led by the Democrat Party and its PDRC mob. The system of Government, on the rails of democracy, has been the target of neo-fascism. In […]
One Tambon One Product (OTOP) entrepreneurship program is very popular among lower income and Thais in the rural areas. In the Thai language, “tambon” is the local district-level government entity. The grassroot-based program aimed to support the locally made products of each tambon. The OTOP program encourages village communities to improve the local products’ quality and […]
Former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thursday said the ongoing political conflict has reached a stalemate and it can only be eased if caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra makes a retreat. I for one don’t believe that to be true. It is easier for Mr. Abhisit to say that because he is one of the problems […]
Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra chaired a critical meeting in the north on Thursday regarding emergency preparedness against natural disasters such as forest fire, haze and drought.
Thailand announced a slump in trade figures on Tuesday with the biggest drop in imports in more than four years in January, as months of anti-government protests extended their economic toll beyond falling tourism numbers. The protesters, whose disruption of a general election this month left Thailand in political limbo, aim to topple caretaker Prime […]
Suthep Thaugsuban’s pet cheerleader, Ms. Chitpas has been the center of controversy for the disgraced Democrat Party and her family. She is the daughter of a respectable tycoon but has tarnished the family’s name. Mr. Jutinan Bhirombhakdi was quoted by the Bangkok Post (23 December 2013) to have been disappointed by his daughter’s actions. He […]
While the people of Thailand are familiar with the traditional coup d’etat, when tanks and armoured vehicles occupy strategic locations in the capital city, presently we see the silent coup d’etat being orchestrated by the oldest political party of the country. The Democrat Party has help from right wing independent organisations, one such is the […]
The worsening conflict is beginning to take a toll on the country’s economy, with Thailand’s currency falling to a fresh three-year low of 32.82 baht to the dollar in early trading Thursday. The Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Office on Thursday lowered its economic growth forecast for 2014 to 4.0% from 5.1%, but warned that growth […]
In the evening, it was reported that a taxi driver was assaulted by Suthep Thaugsuban‘s mob as the driver went to the group to question about the barricade at Vibhavadi Road, Bangkok. His car was vandalized and he was left unconscious and bleeding on the road. Recommended Read: Subjecting Thais to Terror Tactics
Thailand has an upscale task in road safety. Last year, as quoted from official statistics for motorbike and two-wheeler casualties, more than 11,000 motorbike drivers or passengers fatalities annually. Official statistics suggest such incidents account for 70% of the country’s road fatalities. Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra conducts a high-level meeting with the respective agencies […]
Nong Khai is the northernmost of the north-eastern provinces of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Udon Thani and Loei. To the north it borders Vientiane Province, Vientiane Prefecture and Bolikhamxai of Laos. Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited an immigration center earlier this week.