Thai EC approves 20 billion baht to pay rice farmers

‎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 […]

Thai armed forces seeking solutions

Thailand’s Supreme Commander said he will meet with the commanders of the three armed forces after the celebration of the king’s birthday on December 5 to find a solution as the death toll from political unrest has risen to four with more than two hundred persons injured. Air Force commander-in-chief Air Chief Marshal Prachin Chanthong […]

Willingness to move on

Only if we adhere to the principle of forgiveness and reconciliation can the country move forward. Amicable talks can lead to a way out of the impasse. In the spirit of national peace and humanity, Yingluck has called on all sides for compassion. She said this after meeting families of the fallen in the crackdown […]

Accountability: Thailand’s Rice Mortgage Scheme

The Cabinet has decided to form a committee to inspect rice stock in warehouses participating in the rice mortgage scheme after receiving different numbers on the quantity of rice left in the warehouses. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said after the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday that the Cabinet had acknowledged that the rice mortgage scheme had […]

The Election Pongsapat Is Determined to Win

Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen is a virtual unknown in the expanding politics of Bangkok but a hard-working figure in the police force. Pongsapat is a Pheu Thai Party candidate for the much-awaited governor election who seeks to introduce a transparent and accountable government for the capital of Thailand. He stands against chief-rival, Sukhumbhand Paribatra who […]