National security enhanced for ASEAN Community 2015

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says that she has instructed the Royal Thai Army to develop its personnel for national defense and she is ready to support, covering their security operations along the Thai border. Yingluck told reporters on Friday that she has, however, learned that the Royal Thai Army has long-term plans […]

Thai Commander-in-Chief welcomes Yingluck to Army HQ

Commander-in-Chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha welcomed Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok. Check out my iReport and photos on CNN.  

Security Cooperation for China, Thailand

General Fan Changlong, the Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China and his party were by Yingluck Shinawatra, who is the Thai Prime Minister and Defense Minister. The Chinese delegation was also greeted by senior members of the Government and the Royal Thai Armed Forces at the Government House […]

Thai Patriotic Network gone amok against the Police

A judge in the Thai Court of Appeals has abandoned her ethics and reason to ram her car into metal barrier. Her behavior is unbecoming of a judge, and has made a mockery of her learned peers and tarnished the reputation of the court. From gjbkk blog, it states: Suwan Chidchanok a judge of the […]

Thailand’s 1st Woman Minister of Defence

Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Yingluck Shinawatra, greeted by senior officers of the Royal Thai Armed Forces and officials of the Ministry of Defence. More pixs at my iReport CNN.  

Our Coup is Different: Anand Panyarachun

There has been some comparison between Thailand’s history of coups and Egypt. The Bangkok Post article on this is a twisted perversion of history and a denial of the suppression of liberty. The United Nations said this about Anand where the use of the diplomatic flair and political spin has painted him to be a […]

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 […]

Poland, Thailand Diversifing Trade and Investment

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk have pledged to step up cooperation between the two countries in all dimensions. Yingluck and Donald met in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss cooperation guidelines particularly in the establishment of bilateral mechanisms to promote economy, military affairs and private sectors’ cooperation. The two parties also […]

Women Soldiers in Thailand’s Deep South

As violence continues in Thailand’s southern border region, security personnel are the most vulnerable targets of insurgent attacks. Like their male counterparts, female paramilitary rangers are no exception. Despite life-threats around the clock, they have strong determination to stay in the insurgency-torn areas to protect people’s lives. Private First Class Anastasia Duemalee from Ranger Forces […]

Reforestation in Sa Kaeo province

The 12 Regiment of Army Rangers in Sa Kaeo province and people who live along the Thai-Cambodian border yesterday joined hands in planting 81,000 young trees in a reforestation project to honor Her Majesty the Queen. The reforestation was launched along the irrigation canal in Ban Mai Di Ngam Village in Aranyaprathet district, Sa Kaeo […]

Thailand destroys 337,725 landmines

Thailand states that it has never produced or exported antipersonnel mines. The country formerly imported antipersonnel mines from China, Italy, the United States, and the former Yugoslavia. It completed destruction of 337,725 stockpiled antipersonnel mines on 24 April 2003. But the insurgency in southern Thailand (also known as the “Deep South”) has seen extensive use […]

Thailand, I Don’t Understand: Wrong is Wrong

Thailand has seen its fair share of political strife, army coups and the demonstrations, with the presence of insurrection, rallying call for freedom and destructive physical force in the country. In 2006, the army, in a coup d’état, removed Thaksin Shinawatra from his elected post of Prime Minister and established a junta that pushed for a new […]

On the Offensive: Military Snipers during 2010 Crackdown

Former PM Abhisit Vejjajiva had called in army to crack down on the Red Shirt demonstrators in Bangkok. Snipers were deployed to shoot-and-kill. Nearly 100 people died and over 2000 people were injured, while Abhisit hid in the military barrack.   โดนยิงตายกว่า 100 ศพ บาดเจ็บกว่า 2000 คน ยังมารวมตัวชุมนุมกันอีก…อย่างนี้ต้องจ้างเท่าไหร่? tfn5.info/board/index.ph… twitter.com/thomasFATCAT/s… — ThaiFreeNews (@thomasFATCAT) May 19, […]

Snipers, Army and DSI – where is Justice?

The department of special investigation (DSI) plans to ask the army to produce firearms for examination. The firearms were used by “snipers” during the 2010 crackdown on the red-shirt allies. The army are denying that they had snipers, shooting the people on the roads of Bangkok. But this doesn’t explain why so many people died, […]

Abhisit and his ‘military’ background

Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat reaffirmed his allegation that Abhisit Vejjajiva’s exemption from military service could have been unlawfully acquired. 1. Good. Now such information must be made public so that the Thai community can judge for themselves. 2. Abhisit has been dubious and evasive about his background. This is despite the fact that he was […]