PDRC mob rallies will continue for months, says CMPO

The political rallies by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) will drag on for several more months because the anti-government group has not yet achieved its goal of overthrowing the administration, said Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) Director Chalerm Yubamrung. Police Captain Chalerm, the CMPO Director, asserted that ‘verdicts’ handed out by independent […]

Opposition leader Abhisit’s sexism slammed

UPDATE: my comment was quoted by Global Voice Online’s article entitled “Thailand’s Ex-Prime Minister Criticized for ‘Stupid Bitch’ Remark” ———— xxx ———— Opposition Leader and Democrat Party chief Abhisit Vejjajiva has come under fire for making insulting remarks widely believed to refer to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Abhisit and members of the political party have failed […]

Is Abhisit’s in love with “Civil War”?

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva warned of a bid to use a legal avenue to clear all obstacles for the return of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, saying the move could lead to “civil war”. Abhisit should know about war. Under his regime, he personally saw to the worsening of relations between Cambodia and Thailand […]

Thai Politics: Breaking New Ground on History Manipulation

The Democrat Party issued a statement on May 7, 2013 in response to Yingluck Shinawatra’s speech about human rights and democracy when she was invited by the President of Mongolia at the 7th Ministerial Conference of Communities of Democracies. It seems that the Democrat Party felt offended that Yingluck’s speech reflected the reality of Thailand, […]

Democrats and Neo-Fascists Condemn Yingluck’s Speech about Democracy and Human Rights

Democrats, people with ultra devotion to neo-fascism, Yellow Shirts and some reporters with extremist views are attacking Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her speech about democracy. Yingluck speech made in reference to democracy and human rights is available HERE. The haters on Facebook and Twitter have called Yingluck a “whore” and placed her in the […]

Thai Criminal Court concludes Friendly Fire during 2010 Crackdown

Thailand’s Criminal Court inquest concluded that friendly fire killed an Army private during the 2010 crackdown of Red Shirt demonstrators in front of the National Memorial. The criminal court said that Private Narongrit Sala from the Second Battalion of the Ninth Infantry Division was killed by a high-velocity bullet fired from one of the troops. […]

Abhisit Vejjajiva: Falsehood of Democracy

“She (Yingluck Shinawatra) should clearly distinguish her roles as a sister and the prime minister. She may feel sorry for her brother being overthrown from power, but that’s a personal matter. It is also not right to defend her brother, who is a fugitive wanted by the Thai authorities,” said Democrat Party chief Abhisit. Former Prime […]

Thai DSI Grilling Democrat MPs and Korn Chatikavanji

The Democrat Party MPs are accused of violating Section 57 of the Political Party Act, which requires donations to parties of 20,000 baht and above to be made with a bill of exchange or a cheque signed by the donor. The MPs are accused of making the donations via deductions from their salaries.  

Preah Vihear: Democrat Party Distorting the Facts

Deputy government spokesperson Sunisa Lertpakawat said that the Government of Thailand is determined to defend Thailand’s sovereignty in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to ensure that Cambodia will not be allowed to register the 4.6-sq km of land around Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage site. It was also reported in the Bangkok Post: […]

Democracy: Thaksin Speaks to the Masses

Former Thai Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, spoke live via satellite to the supporters and defenders of democracy. The rally was held in conjunction with the anniversary of the Bangkok Crackdown in 2010, in which former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva sanctioned the shooting of Red Shirt demonstrators. The crackdown resulted in over 95 people killed and […]

Yingluck’s Confidence in Sustainable Development for Thailand

Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra sets the ball rolling on deliberation in Parliament, taking the lead to advocate for two-trillion-Baht-loan for the country’s infrastructural development. The proposed mega-projects require financing through what was said by local economists as a practical investment, similar to what other nations are doing in order to pave the way for continued broadening […]

Deja vu: Democrat Party Accused of Corruption

The secretary to Public Health Minister Pradit Sintawanarong on Thursday asked the Department of Special Investigation to launch probes into alleged corruption in a vaccine plant construction project worth 1.4 billion baht initiated during the Democrat-led government. Kamol Bandaipetch submitted a letter of request to DSI chief Tarit Pengdith demanding an investigation into the Government […]

The List: Five Governments That Deserve to Fail

The List: Five Governments That Deserve to Fail The leader: Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Why he’s got to go: Politicking when he should be governing. Aiding the poor through the downturn should be a bigger priority than scrapping with rivals. The story: Thailand has been in a state of political turmoil since 2006, when a military coup ousted […]

Democrat’s Future Policies

Democrat’s Future Policies Abhisit Vejjajiva plans to set up a new institute to draft policies based on the opinions and research of experts selected within the ranks of the Democrat Party. Former ASEAN secretary general Surin Pitsuwan is reported to be leading it. My simple question: Is this an honest attempt to allow the Thai […]

Yingluck Leadership in Question?

The minority political opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has tried to cast doubts about her capacity as premier and her ability to manage her Government. The 45 year old Prime Minister has achieved many of her 16-pointer campaign promises during the national election of 2011. So it is expected that the Democrat Party and foreign […]

The End of Abhisit’s Career?

Abhisit Vejjajiva, the fledgling leader of the Democrat Party, has been busy these past few months. The former Prime Minister is struggling with his case of fraud in the army, the charges of his involvement in the deaths of the Red Shirt demonstrators in 2010 and his bitter and insensible attacks on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra‘s national […]

2013 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX: Thailand and ASEAN

2013 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX: DASHED HOPES AFTER SPRING “The Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders does not take direct account of the kind of political system but it is clear that democracies provide better protection for the freedom to produce and circulate accurate news and information than countries where human rights are […]

Bangkok

Interview with Sukhumbhand Ends Badly

Sukhumbhand is campaigning for his second term as Bangkok Governor. Recently he was interviewed by Bangkok Post in what was seen as a shift from his unreachable approach to a man who almost candidly answers questions of the interviewer. The word association segment at the end was very unusual and poorly executed with no aims. […]

Democrat Party’s Take on Preah Vihear

Democrat Party deputy leader Thaworn Senneam said that if the Government believed it has a good rapport and strong ties with the Cambodian Government, it should ask Phnom Penh to withdraw the case and settle out of court. This is an excepted reaction from Thaworn, who likes to simplify the matter because of his lack […]

Eight Years of Failure: Will We See Change in Bangkok?

For the past 8 years, the Democrat Party ruled Bangkok, a cross-political irony that has been playing out Bangkokians. In the city, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s, or BMA for short, response to the sluggish development of a financial Armageddon was to, and seen as illegal and unlawful, the extension of the BTS contract. This was a self-described as […]