Thailand’s Partnership with the US: Dr. Surapong and John Kerry

The remarks of US Secretary Kerry and Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul at the Treaty Room in Washington D.C. SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. It’s my great pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Surapong from Thailand here. Let me first congratulate him, congratulate His Majesty, the King of Thailand, who […]

Thailand ready to support “ASEAN Business Travel Card”

Thailand ready to support “ASEAN Business Travel Card” In the weekly program “Yingluck Government Meets the People,” broadcast on the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT) and Radio Thailand on 27 April 2013, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra spoke about her participation in the 22nd ASEAN Summit in Brunei Darussalam on 24-25 April. Thailand has expressed […]

Yingluck host Official Dinner for Timor-Leste PM

Prime Minister Yingluck hosted an official dinner for her counterpart, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, Prime Minister and minister of defense and security of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Xanana Gusmao who is on an official visit to Thailand, paid tribute to the progress of Thailand and both leaders aims to enhance ties between the two nations. […]

USA and Asia – Security and Defense: Cooperation and Challenges

Extracts of the speech by USA’s Acting Assistant Secretary, Joseph Yun. The Statement was before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs. With regards to Asia: Asia’s future stability and security are linked to its prosperity and economic development. We are boosting U.S. trade in the region, increasing investment flows, […]

Yingluck Discuss Bilateral Relations and Refugees with Thein Sein

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attended bilateral talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein during the ASEAN Summit in Brunei, during which several issues of cooperation were discussed. On Thursday, Deputy Government Spokesman Phakdihan Himathongkham reported that the Thai PM had met with the Myanmar President during her visit to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, to participate in […]

22nd ASEAN Summit in Brunei

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.

Thailand Gov’t Earns THB 950 billion in 1st Half Fiscal 2013

Thailand Government’s earnings in the first half of the 2013 fiscal year amounted to over THB 950 billion, while budget disbursement rose to THB 1.37 trillion. Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) Director-General Somchai Sujjapongse, in his capacity as Commerce Ministry spokesman, disclosed that the government earned a total revenue of approximately THB 957 billion over the […]

US-ASEAN Business Council visits Thai PM Yingluck

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra received distinguished guests from the US – ASEAN Business Council and the United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, Her Excellency, Kristie Kenney. The US-ASEAN Business Council is the premiere advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN represents nearly 600 […]

Lao Deputy PM meets Yingluck in Bangkok

Thongloun Sisoulith met Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok. The visiting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic spoke about bilateral relations and strengthening of trade between the two countries.   The 18th Thai-Lao Joint Committee meeting has resolved to cooperate on the demarcation of 14 border areas and […]

Thai Gov’t Expects 310 MPs to Vote in Favour

Thai Gov’t Expects 310 MPs to vote in favour Government chief whip Amnuay Klangpa expects 310 MPs to vote in favour of passing the two-trillion-baht loan bill for infrastructure megaprojects when the House first-reading debate ends later today. He said the vote would likely be bolstered by some support from  the opposition Bhumjaithai Party. The […]

Yingluck’s Confidence in Sustainable Development for Thailand

Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra sets the ball rolling on deliberation in Parliament, taking the lead to advocate for two-trillion-Baht-loan for the country’s infrastructural development. The proposed mega-projects require financing through what was said by local economists as a practical investment, similar to what other nations are doing in order to pave the way for continued broadening […]

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra in New Zealand

The official visit to New Zealand of PM Yingluck is aimed to strengthen bilateral relations on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Thailand and New Zealand (since 1956), and to boost confidence on Thailand’s political security and economic dynamism, as well as to expand cooperation in such significant fields to Thai […]

Thai PM Yingluck and the Police Force

The Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is the Chairman of the Police National Policy Committee. She makes an inspection of the police force and chairs the meeting with senior members of the security force in Bangkok.

Yingluck Attends Annual Thailand-Malaysia Consultation

Yingluck Shinawatra led the Thai Cabinet to attend the Thailand-Malaysia Annual Consultation at Putrajaya, the federal administrative center of Malaysia. The Prime Minister was accompanied by her delegation, that consisted of the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, Defense Minister Air Chief Marshal Sukumpol Suwanatat, Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt, Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom, […]

Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez Travels to Thailand

United States of America – Assistant Secretary Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Southeast Asia from February 21 to March 1 to discuss further strengthening U.S. economic relations in the region and enhancing economic and commercial opportunities for mutual benefit. The Assistant Secretary will go to Thailand on February 27, where he will meet with government officials […]

2013 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX: Thailand and ASEAN

2013 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX: DASHED HOPES AFTER SPRING “The Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders does not take direct account of the kind of political system but it is clear that democracies provide better protection for the freedom to produce and circulate accurate news and information than countries where human rights are […]

Bangkok

Interview with Sukhumbhand Ends Badly

Sukhumbhand is campaigning for his second term as Bangkok Governor. Recently he was interviewed by Bangkok Post in what was seen as a shift from his unreachable approach to a man who almost candidly answers questions of the interviewer. The word association segment at the end was very unusual and poorly executed with no aims. […]

Pongsapat: Leadership for Bangkok

According to the Bangkok Poll, as cited by a local English newspaper, that when asked who they would vote for if the election took place on the survey day, 23.9% of the respondents said Pol Gen Pongsapat of the Pheu Thai Party, and 23.6% of them backed MR Sukhumbhand of the Democrat Party. Only 6.5% […]

Bangkok Election: Pongsapat intends to keep his pledges

Pheu Thai party candidate, Pongsapat, for the Bangkok Governor election wasted no time in reaching out to Bangkokians through out the busy city. According to sources, many were happy to see him because he is public-friendly, easy to talk to and knows the issues affecting the urban society in Thailand’s capital. Even Abhisit, the former […]