European Union hopes for democracy, peace in Thailand

The European Union has come out to express the block’s concerns over the current political turmoil in Thailand. The EU delegation in Thailand issued a statement on December 2nd stating the EU was strongly committed to the principles of democratic governance, the rule of law and freedom of expression. The statement also said that it […]

Preah Vihear: Commitment towards responsible reporting

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 […]

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 […]

Ex-PM Blair’s speech at Uniting for the Future

Address by Tony Blair, 2 September 2013 [as transcribed from recording] Thank you very much Dr., that was an interesting introduction. You covered a lot there. Just for the record, no, I am not being paid; I am here because you invited me. I am here also because I believe in the process of reconciliation. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Democrat Party’s Take on Preah Vihear

Democrat Party deputy leader Thaworn Senneam said that if the Government believed it has a good rapport and strong ties with the Cambodian Government, it should ask Phnom Penh to withdraw the case and settle out of court. This is an excepted reaction from Thaworn, who likes to simplify the matter because of his lack […]