British ambassador agrees Suthep’s mob must respect law

British Ambassador to Thailand Mark Andrew Geoffrey Kent has expressed concerns over the impact of escalating political turmoil in Thailand. Kent met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Government House to discuss the growing wave of anti-government demonstrations and the seizures of government offices. The ambassador said the British government opposes the occupations of […]

Ex-PM Blair’s speech at Uniting for the Future

Address by Tony Blair, 2 September 2013 [as transcribed from recording] Thank you very much Dr., that was an interesting introduction. You covered a lot there. Just for the record, no, I am not being paid; I am here because you invited me. I am here also because I believe in the process of reconciliation. […]

Tony Blair Supports Gov’t Reconciliation Process In Thailand

Visiting former British prime minister Tony Blair says that he is ready to fully support attempts to bring about national reconciliation in Thailand through shared experiences. Government Spokesman Thirat Rattanasewi told journalists that Blair expressed his intention during his private discussions with Thai Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra here on Monday morning, before […]

The Lecture at the British Chamber of Commerce, Thailand

Yingluck Shinawatra, the Prime Minister of Thailand, attended “The Lecture” that is an annual dinner of the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT). Founded in 1946, BCCT is the oldest foreign chamber and the largest non-Asian foreign chamber in Thailand. In addition, it is the largest and oldest British Chamber in Asia. At its inception there […]

GT200: The joke of the century

I woke up from deep sleep, found myself alone in bed. The not-so-thrilling moment, especially on a beautiful Sunday morning. I made a pot of coffee, toasts and ignored the telly. What made my day was reading this piece of news, caused me to laugh and smile. What a splendid morning. Some interesting facts that […]