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.

International Women’s Day: 8 March

The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2013, celebrated annually on 8 March, is: “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women” The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March during International Women’s Year 1975. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution […]

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. […]

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 […]

The Election Pongsapat Is Determined to Win

Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen is a virtual unknown in the expanding politics of Bangkok but a hard-working figure in the police force. Pongsapat is a Pheu Thai Party candidate for the much-awaited governor election who seeks to introduce a transparent and accountable government for the capital of Thailand. He stands against chief-rival, Sukhumbhand Paribatra who […]

CCTV Footage: Confrontational Pitak Siam Demonstrators

You can see from this CCTV footage that the barricades and barb wires were removed from an aggressive group of Pitak Siam demonstrators. They clearly know what they were doing, and with the intent for a face-off with the riot police, despite the warnings of the police to stop and return back to the main […]

Thailand Flood Monitoring System and Gossipmonger

I was very impressed when I saw the high level of commitment to monitor, respond, intervene and evaluate the flood situation and impact. I have grown disillusioned with the local Thai press. There is too much gossips and hatred shown by chin-wagging Thais. Sad to say. But a fact. The Thai community is some places […]

Media Spin by the Fraternity of Lies

All Thais would agree that their mainstream media sways to the tunes of politicians and the gossip hungry society. Never leave out the corporations and businessmen who controls the writers,editors and journalists. Many reporters are only eager for exaggerated news and fulfilling the demands of their pay-masters. 1. How accountable is the media? Or have […]