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   Advertisements

An official visit to Thailand’s first crude oil source

Almost two weeks ago, Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra travelled to Chiang Mai, on an official trip visiting Boh Ton Kham, Thailand’s first crude oil source at NPDC, of the Defence Energy Department. Ms. Yingluck also visited the oil refinery in the Fang district. The refinery is now conducting research, and developing oil rigging, and the […]

Meeting the officials, people about water

Caretaker Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra participated in a session with the people from the Chaiyaphum province. She also attended and chaired a meeting with provincial leaders, district officials and community leaders.   Recommended Read: Strengthening water access in Chaiyaphum

Thai Women Empowerment Fund in Sakon Nakhon

Caretaker Yingluck Shinawatra in Sakon Nakhon Province last week. She was greeted by provincial officers, security personnel and equally important the women from the Thai Women Empowerment Fund. The Empowerment Fund for Women’s objectives are:- To provide low interest funds or zero interest funds for investment To provide funds for women’s potential development and women’s […]

Defense Ministry, Army against any Separatism

‎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 […]

Immigration at Nong Khai province

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.    

Yingluck’s Statement on the National Reform Council

Statement on the National Reform Council Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Respected fellow Thai citizens, Amid the ongoing political conflict, I would like to express my gratitude to academicians, businessmen, and fellow citizens from various sectors who wish well for the country and have given opinions in order to find a resolution […]

The City Pillar Shrine in Udon Thani

Mueang Udon Thani is a city within the province of Udon Thani province. Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visits the city, meeting with the people of the north and the popular City Pillar Shrine. Located in middle of the city, this place is where the city’s guardian deity is believed to reside. The compound also […]

What Will Happen to Thai Economy if Election was Postponed?

The strengthen and momentum of the Thai economy has weakened considerably since the start of the protest in early November 2013. The Ministry of Finance has conceded Thai economic growth will deteriorate to less than 3% GDP in 2013. I believe the Thai economy will “at best attain” a 2.8% GDP growth in 2013. Furthermore, […]

Yingluck on a 6-day trip to northern Thailand

Caretaker Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra began her 6-day visit to the northeastern region in Buriram to follow up on the province’s development projects. Upon her arrival, Miss Yingluck was given an overwhelming welcome by the provincial governor, civil servants, and about 2,000 locals who handed the PM flowers to express their support. […]

Thai Prime Minister: Suthep wants to dissolve the Parliament

Yingluck Shinawatra, the Prime Minister of Thailand, gave her statement and answered questions from members of the local and foreign press in Bangkok. If you want to listen to Yingluck responding in English to questions from journalists, speed up to 9:17 minutes in the video.  

Rule of Law: Safeguarding the public from a violent mob

Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Monday announced the expansion of the country’s Internal Security Act to the whole of Bangkok, Nontaburi province and Bangpli district in Samutprakarn province which borders Bangkok. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is located in the Bangpli district and the move to impose the ISA is seen as to prevent protestors from occupying […]

Lucrative business deals for New Zealand, Thailand

Yingluck Shinawatra welcomed New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to Bangkok. The New Zealand leader was on a 2-day visit, accompanied by a team of corporate captains. Recommended Read: Thailand is New Zealand’s 10th largest trading partner  

Thailand combating violence against women

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra urges all sectors to join hands in combating violence and pledges assistance to victims of violence. In September, the Thai premier had advocated the need for equality at the United Nations Human Rights Council‘s 24th Session in Geneva. Yingluck on Sunday presided over the opening ceremony of an anti-violence project hosted […]

Rayong: Protection of biodiversity and tourism

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited the Map Ta Phut industrial estate in Rayong to inspect progress made toward solving industrial pollution. On Wednesday morning, the PM was in the briefing on Map Tha Put’s solution on industrial waste and chemical residue contamination at the office of Map Tha Phut Industrial Estate. She later met with […]

China, Thailand on strategic cooperation in region

  China and Thailand have charted the course for their future cooperation, so as to further develop the bilateral relations. A joint document issued on Friday said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang‘s ongoing visit to Thailand is of milestone significance to further deepen the China-Thailand comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. The two countries agreed that their relations have […]

Thailand trying to overcome the Abhisit factor

The National News Bureau of Thailand reports: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has assured the United Nations of the government’s intention to promote and protect human rights and democracy.  During her official visit to Switzerland, PM Yingluck met with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay. The Thai Premier told the UN High Commissioner that […]

Smart Lady Thailand and women empowerment

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presided over the launch of “Smart Lady Thailand”, a reality show aimed at promoting the ability of Thai women. She also gave a speech at the event, which was organised at Impact Arena exhibition centre in north of Bangkok. For the 2 years that she has served as the Prime Minister, […]

Malaysian King’s visit to Thailand strengthens ASEAN Economic Community

The visit to Thailand of the Malaysian King have strengthened bilateral relations and investment prospects for both countries, specially in preparations for the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. Recommended read: Malaysian Royal Visit to Thailand   The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah today ended […]