Takes courage to halt violence against women

The launch of Thailand’s pioneering One-Stop Crisis Centre by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on 9 April 2013 reinforces the continuing efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women and girls. The One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) includes a hotline managed by trained staff, a network of 22,000 crisis centres around the country and 1,300 […]

Thailand combating violence against women

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra urges all sectors to join hands in combating violence and pledges assistance to victims of violence. In September, the Thai premier had advocated the need for equality at the United Nations Human Rights Council‘s 24th Session in Geneva. Yingluck on Sunday presided over the opening ceremony of an anti-violence project hosted […]

Bangkok mob violence threatens safety of children, schools

Satriwitthaya School near Bangkok’s Democracy Monument will be closed on Friday to protect its pupils from any possible harm during the continuing anti-government and anti-amnesty protests in the area. The school is located on Dinso road in Phra Nakhon district, near to the anti-amnesty bill rally site at Democracy Monument. The protest against the government’s proposed […]

Thai Cabinet meets at Lop Buri province to discuss development

The 12th mobile Cabinet meeting in Lop Buri province, chaired by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The concept of the mobile Cabinet is interesting as it allows Government officials to be accessible to the people. Four central provinces, namely Lop Buri, Ang Thong, Sing Buri, and Chai Nat, is on the agenda of the meeting. Major […]

Doing Business in Thailand

The World Bank has ranked Thailand in the 18th spot as the easiest in economy in a global report called “Doing Business 2014“. The World Bank has ranked #Thailand in the 18th spot as the easiest in economy in the world http://t.co/lUuDKOd5n2 pic.twitter.com/SQxdCh7Kur — Areva Aamy (@ArevaAamy) October 30, 2013      

Thai Red Cross Society appeals for blood donation

Thailand is hit by a shortage of blood supply as widespread flooding in many provinces caused the cancellation of blood drives nationwide. According to the Thai Red Cross Society, more cancellations are expected, particularly in the East, as flooding has yet to ease in many affected parts. 22 provinces across the country continued to be […]

China, Thailand on strategic cooperation in region

  China and Thailand have charted the course for their future cooperation, so as to further develop the bilateral relations. A joint document issued on Friday said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang‘s ongoing visit to Thailand is of milestone significance to further deepen the China-Thailand comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. The two countries agreed that their relations have […]

Thailand’s Emergency Decree in the Deep South

The Cabinet has decided to extend the enforcement of the Executive Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations in the three southern border provinces for another three months, from 20 September to 19 December 2013. The decision covers all districts in Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces, except Mae Lan district in Pattani. The Internal Security […]

Southern rioters burning cars belong to journalists

Tens of thousands of farmers in the country’s main southern rubber-producing region are demanding greater state support after a slowdown in demand from China and concerns over global economic growth sent prices tumbling to multi-year lows in mid-2012. Criminal activity, especially connected to drug and fuel trafficking has influenced some farmer groups to resort to […]

Malaysian King’s visit to Thailand strengthens ASEAN Economic Community

The visit to Thailand of the Malaysian King have strengthened bilateral relations and investment prospects for both countries, specially in preparations for the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. Recommended read: Malaysian Royal Visit to Thailand   The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah today ended […]

Boosting China-ASEAN ties through Thailand

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was invited to attend the opening ceremony of the tenth China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday called on Thailand to continue play a positive role in boosting China-ASEAN ties. He met with Yingluck in Nanning, the capital of south China’s Guangxi […]

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 […]

Foreign investments to improve quality of life in Thailand

The Democrat Party has criticized Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of making trips to other countries.  Whether the Democrat Party and the Opposition Leader is out of ammunition to attack the Government on national issues is immaterial, though it seems that they are grasping at straws. Yingluck has this to say: The visits are aimed at […]

Security: Operation of integrated CCTV system

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has carried out an inspection of the operation of CCTV systems nationwide on Wednesday. She was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok and Information Communication and Technology minister Anudith Nakornthap when she paid a visit to the CCTV control room at the Foreign Affairs ministry. The visit came after Prime […]

PM tells police to exercise restraint in dealing with demonstrators

PM tells police to exercise restraint in dealing with demonstrators Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reiterated to the police to exercise restraint when handling demonstrators and approach them through negotiations rather than forces. The policy was given while Ms. Yingluck was chairing a meeting of the Police Commission and related security units […]

Malaysia praise Thai Government’s courage in Deep South

Malaysia today stated its willingness to continue being an intermediary in the peace negotiation in southern Thailand. “It is up to the Thai government and National Revolutionary Front whether Malaysia should continue being a facilitator or changed into mediator,” Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin told Malaysian and Thai journalists after paying a courtesy call on […]

Offering prayers to Somdet Kiaw

Yingluck Shinawatra and her Government officials paid their respect and offered prayers to the shrine of Somdet Kiaw who passed away on August 10 at the age of 85. The revered Buddhist monk was born on March 3, 1928 in Koh Samui district of Surat Thani province.  

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.