Fans take pics of Dem chairman Abhisit at Dem HQ. Abhisit didn’t go to today’s EC meeting b/c of “security concerns.” (by Khasod News). The head of the opposition party avoided the election commission on an alleged threat to kill him. Critics have condemned Abhisit for his absence and his lame excuses. Abhisit, an ex-Prime […]
The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) has said that for the first time, Thai researchers have developed their own anti-malaria drugs in Thailand. Prof. Dr. Yongyuth Yuthavong, a senior researcher at NSTDA, says the researchers from National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Thailand (BIOTEC) have developed a new ‘P 218’ substance […]
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 […]
A Thai soldier accepting blessings from a monk. (Pic: https://www.facebook.com/NARAPEACE)
The Songkran festival comes with a heavy price to human life. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Thursday that 277 killed, 2926 injured. The greatest number of the accidents on Wednesday were caused by drunk driving. Wednesday’s figures brought the number of people killed and injured in the first six days, April 11-16, […]
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 […]
The Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand (NSPRT) plans to accelerate their anti-government campaign against democracy on Thursday after being accused of shooting two soldiers. Network leader Mr. Uthai Yodmanee announced the return on Tuesday, vowing to take accelerated measures to derail democracy and forcibly remove caretaker Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra […]
Forty-three people were killed and 502 injured in 488 accidents on April 14, the fourth of the “seven dangerous days” (April 11-17) of the Songkran festival, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Tuesday.
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 […]
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 […]
The Prime Minister today took part in a merit making ceremony in Chiang Mai province. Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra and her son made merit to mark the Thai New Year at Tha Pae Gate. Her prime duty was to preside over a ceremony to bring the venerated Phra Phuttha Sihing Buddha statue, from the Lai Kham […]
Sixty-three people were killed and 491 injured in 471 accidents on April 12, the second of the “seven dangerous days” (April 11-17) of the Songkran (new year) festival, according to the road accidents prevention and reduction centre of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department.
On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is my great pleasure to extend New Year’s greetings to the people of Thailand. I hope this Songkran provides all Thais an occasion to spend an enjoyable time with family and friends and to look forward to good luck and prosperity in the New Year. […]
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. […]
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 […]
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is mobilizing staff and equipment to extinguish a second fire at Samut Prakan landfill. Police Colonel Pichai Kriangwattanasiri, the Director of the Bangkok Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, said the fire was in the center of a landfill which is the same spot as before. Today at 11:00 a.m., Police […]
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that the overall number of tourists from East Asia has diminished significantly. However it still expects 5.4-million Chinese tourists to choose Thailand as their travel destination. Srisuda Wanapinyosak, TAT’s executive director of East Asia Regions, reported that the number of tourists from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, […]
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
About a week ago, Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra visited an agricultural zoning area in Suphan Buri province, where she chaired a meeting with officials about production quality of garden rice.
The World Bank has cut Thailand’s GDP growth forecast this year from 4.5 percent to 3 percent. The World Bank’s new economic outlook report slashed its GDP growth forecast for the East Asian and Pacific regions to 7.1 percent, including a sharp downgrade for the Thai economy following months of political turmoil. Nonetheless, Thailand is […]