Defense Ministry, Army against any Separatism

‎Thai PM Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra told the military on Tuesday to help guard against drives toward separatism, and told Cabinet ministers to avoid creating conditions that might add fuel to the fire. As the Minister of Defense, Ms. Yingluck asked the armed forces commanders to help provide internal security oversight in every province. She told […]

Suthep wants all trace of the Shinawatra machine gone

I read Lennox Samuels article “Anti-Thaksin Protesters Are Thailand’s Tea Partiers” with interest. He said: But Thailand is supposed to be a democracy. Didn’t Yingluck and her Pheu Thai Party win 265 seats in the 500-seat Parliament in the 2011 election? Didn’t they almost sweep Thaksin’s strongholds in the North and Northeast? Didn’t they win […]

Bangkok: Global Forum on Media and Gender

Global Forum on Media and Gender is being held in Bangkok from December 2-4 with participants from 80 countries representing various continents. It hopes to initiate processes that will promote ongoing actions and gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media. The event, being held at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, is organized by […]

UN Sec-Gen office statement on situation of Thailand

New York, 27 November 2013 – Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Thailand The Secretary-General has followed closely the events in Thailand over the last few weeks and is concerned by the rising political tensions in Bangkok.  The Secretary-General calls on all sides to exercise the utmost restraint, refrain from the use of violence and […]

Red Shirt pro-government rally in Bangkok

Tens of thousands of red shirt pro-government supporters gathered Sunday at a sports complex in northwestern Bangkok to express their support for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra who is facing pressure from anti-amnesty and neo-fascists rallies. The supporters are mostly from north and northeastern Thailand. Many of the red shirts are also supporters of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin […]

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 […]

Willingness to move on

Only if we adhere to the principle of forgiveness and reconciliation can the country move forward. Amicable talks can lead to a way out of the impasse. In the spirit of national peace and humanity, Yingluck has called on all sides for compassion. She said this after meeting families of the fallen in the crackdown […]

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 […]

Pope Francis to Thailand’s Prime Minister “Please, pray for me”

“The good relations between Thailand and the Holy See, as well as the mutual understanding and co-operation between the Church and the State, especially in the fields of education and social welfare” were on the agenda of discussion during the meeting between Pope Francis and the Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra.     Recommended […]

Video: 24th Regular Session of Human Rights Council

Yingluck Shinawatra became the first Prime Minister of Thailand to address the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. She was invited to give a keynote speech about rights and liberty at the 24th Session of the Council in Geneva on September 9, 2013. Watch the video of her speech. Recommended Read: Advocating Equality, Anti-Poverty […]

Thailand trying to overcome the Abhisit factor

The National News Bureau of Thailand reports: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has assured the United Nations of the government’s intention to promote and protect human rights and democracy.  During her official visit to Switzerland, PM Yingluck met with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay. The Thai Premier told the UN High Commissioner that […]

Smart Lady Thailand and women empowerment

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presided over the launch of “Smart Lady Thailand”, a reality show aimed at promoting the ability of Thai women. She also gave a speech at the event, which was organised at Impact Arena exhibition centre in north of Bangkok. For the 2 years that she has served as the Prime Minister, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Overcrowded Thai Prisons

New Minister of Justice Chaikasem Nitisiri has made the prison overcrowding issue and the updating of laws his prime agendas, during his first day on the job at the Justice Ministry. Mr. Chaikasem entered the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday afternoon and paid homage to the ministry’s sacred sites, before being welcomed by ministry permanent […]

Guy Fawkes in the Democrat Party

A member of the Democrat Party offering support to the small demonstrators called the “white mask” or infamously known as “Thai Guy Fawkes” – the movement, which includes fascist groups like Pitak Siam, Communists and PAD, has been calling for the abolishment of democratic systems.

Global Peace Index – Where We Stand

The 2013 Global Peace Index report analyses the state of peace around the world, identifying trends in violence and conflict, as well as the key drivers of peace. The 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI) shows that the world has become less peaceful, with a sharp rise in the number of homicides worldwide. The world has […]

Bangkok Police prepared for UDD rally at Constitutional Court

Bangkok Police prepared for UDD rally at Constitutional Court The Metropolitan Police Bureau are ready to control the protesting crowd at the Constitutional Court, after the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) announced a plan to heighten its rally on Wednesday.  Deputy Metropolitan Police chief Maj. Gen. Parinya Chansuriya revealed on Tuesday that 18 […]

Maulid Celebration in Thailand

The representatives of the Maulid Celebration Organizing Committee of Thailand paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra. Maulid is the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad which occurs in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. Maulid is celebrated in most Muslim countries, and even though Thailand is a Buddhist nation, the Thai people […]