Bangkok Governor’s Safety City Policy is a Sham

Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra assigned city law enforcement officials to tighten security measures and provide greater support to police to ensure the safety of residents of the capital and those in and near protest areas. According to MCOT, the Governor presided over a ceremony to provide moral support to municipal workers on duty at City […]

Preah Vihear: Commitment towards responsible reporting

The Union Media of Asian (UMA) hosted a meeting in Sa Kaew’s Arunyaprathet district between press members of Thailand and Cambodia in a bid to ensure objective and transparent reporting of the upcoming verdict regarding Preah Vihear. Press members have reached a consensus that the coverage of the November 11 ruling will be focused on […]

Visit to the largest Thai rice development center

Yingluck Shinawatra visited the Royal Umbrella brand rice development center, the largest and the most modern in Thailand. The center features a laboratory and a command room. The walkabout and inspection is crucial in restoring confidence to the industry as rumors spread by unscrupulous individuals about contaminated rice has proven to be false. The brief […]

Thai rice tests to coordinate with Ministry of Health

In response to complaints about residue on packed Thai rice, Yingluck Shinawatra told journalists that she has asked the Foundation for Consumers to coordinate its tests with the Ministry of Public Health to ensure standard accountable tests. The prime minister also urged that concerned parties not to make assumption that the problem happened to all […]

More Money for Non-Existent Anti-Flood Projects?

Over and over Bangkokians have heard about anti-flood promises made by their elected Governor. Now Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has promised to another 4- year plan to prevent flooding in the city. Governor Sukhumbhand Paripatra has proposed to the national Government for a budget of 23 billion baht to implement the flood prevention program, which encompasses […]

Stop Corruption Campaign

Yingluck Shinawatra launched a new campaign against corruption. The Prime Minister pledged transparency and good governance in her government. Cabinet members, permanent secretaries of all ministries, chiefs of all departments, heads of state enterprises, and high-level officials were present during the event in a show of solidarity and commitment. She promised legal action against anyone […]

Thai Court halts THB 350-billion Water Mgmt Program

In a sudden turn of events, the Thai Administrative Court has prohibited the Yingluck’s Government from continuing its 350-billion-baht water management program. The Court ordered the Government to arrange public hearings. According to the court, the water management program, which has nine projects and ten plans, will have to be studied with all opinions of […]

Anti-Flood Projects or Money-Making for the Few?

Excess monies have been used by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) for upgrading work that seems to be repetitive for the past 8 years. The system of public administration is subjected to multiple abuses and without transparency. How long will this go on and how much will be used at the expense of taxpayers’ money? […]

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.