The western province of Sa Kaew yesterday kicked off the Thai-Cambodia Songkran festival to boost ties between the two nations. The three day festival kicked off on Sunday afternoon at the municipal office in Aranyaprathes district, which borders on Cambodia. Large numbers of tourists and residents both Thai and Cambodian were seen joining the yesterday’s […]
Some 15 ethnic Muslim Uighurs from China’s Xinjiang region were detained in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo intending to emigrate to Turkey. A joint border patrol operation of Thai soldiers and police discovered a group of 15 Muslims refugees, 10 of whom were children, hidden in a forest 200 metres from the Thai-Cambodian border […]
Thai Patriots Network, led by Chaiwat Sinsuwong, was prevented from trespassing at the Prime Minister’s Bangkok residence. Chaiwat, a known radical politician and self-declared nationalists, along with 30 other supporters of the organization journeyed to Yingluck Shinawatra’s house in Soi Yothin Pattana 3, to demand that the Government withdraw Thailand’s membership of the International Court of Justice […]
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 […]
During a seminar on future of Thai economy in ASEAN community, Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Thailand has high possibility to become logistics hub of the region. She said Thailand has the geographical advantage as it borders with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Recommended Read: Thailand 2020 – Spurring the Economy […]
A very very interesting piece in The Malaysian Insider about World Happiness Report 2013: Malaysians are no longer as happy as before, said a report released by the United Nations on Monday. The country dropped in its ranking from 51st place to 56th in the World Happiness Report 2013 – the second report of its kind. […]
Cambodia is angry. Not with the Thai people or the Government but with a Bangkok-based national English newspaper “The Nation” that is controlled by the Democrat Party, cronies and the Opposition Head. The Cambodian Government Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Koy Kuong said: The Nation has shot itself right in the foot… Full letter: The Nation 10-09-2013 Its […]
Thailand hosts an informal meeting of foreign ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) members in Prachuap Khiri Khan province Wednesday to prepare topics for a special Asean-China meeting in Beijing. The Asean-China meeting is set to be held in Beijing from Aug 28-30. Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Surapong […]
The Thai Chamber of Commerce has urged local businesses in the southwestern border province of Ranong to expand their investment opportunities in Myanmar, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. Chamber of Commerce vice president Surin To-tap-tiang said during a seminar titled ‘Directions of Ranong’s Economy’ here Monday that Ranong province could potentially become an important trade […]
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, to offer condolences to Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family for the passing of his father, Hun Neang. Hun Neang, passed away from natural causes at the age of 89.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has emphasized the importance of raising awareness about the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) among Thai people and the media’s roles in presenting truthful information. In her statement at the recent 65th World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok, the Prime Minister put emphasis on promoting knowledge about the AEC from the grass roots […]
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 […]
The Ministry of Commerce in collaboration with the public and private sectors will organize ‘ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Week’ during 20-29 May to pave the way for trade opportunities in the international arena. Department of International Trade Promotion Director-General Srirat Rattapana revealed that various activities would be organized as part of the AEC week with […]
Thailand is taking the lead to signal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that its relations with Cambodia is based on the ASEAN spirit. “This is a general meeting to discuss border concerns.” Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat said. “We have no conflicts at the border.” The meeting is set for Friday. Thailand’s relation with […]
The Thai Patriots Network, which is a group of right-wing neo-fascists, is planning for a protests to disrupt the relations between Thailand and Cambodia. The protests for ownership of the Preah Vihear Temple (known as Phra Viharn by Thai people) is supported by the far right-wings of the Democrat Party and their ally, the People’s Alliance […]
604.8 million Estimated Asean population as of 2011 $2.339 trillion Estimated GDP of Asean in 2012 $2.4 trillion Total Asean trade in 2011 2015 Target year for Asean Economic Community (AEC), which envisions free flow of goods, services, investment, capital and labor throughout the region 5.3% or $69 billion Estimated increase in Asean economic welfare, relative to […]
22nd ASEAN Summit in Brunei All ASEAN leaders will sit down for a summit on Thursday to discuss the progress in the preparation for the ASEAN Community in 2015, while Brunei, as the host country, will also emphasize a call for people’s participation in driving the 10-member Southeast Asian bloc into the future.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra met with Thailand’s Preah Vihear legal team.
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: […]
The Ayeyawady – Chao Phraya – Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) is a cooperation framework amongst Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to utilize member countries’ diverse strengths and to promote balanced development in the sub-region. The principle objective of setting a joint economic effort is to promote the roles of members to the […]