PDRC mob rallies will continue for months, says CMPO

The political rallies by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) will drag on for several more months because the anti-government group has not yet achieved its goal of overthrowing the administration, said Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) Director Chalerm Yubamrung. Police Captain Chalerm, the CMPO Director, asserted that ‘verdicts’ handed out by independent […]

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 […]

Rule of Law: Safeguarding the public from a violent mob

Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Monday announced the expansion of the country’s Internal Security Act to the whole of Bangkok, Nontaburi province and Bangpli district in Samutprakarn province which borders Bangkok. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is located in the Bangpli district and the move to impose the ISA is seen as to prevent protestors from occupying […]

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 […]

Nobel Peace laureate Ahtisaari in Bangkok for democracy

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has made a renewed bid for national reconciliation and peace after minority Opposition leaders were involved in a series of street protests calling for a removal of democratic process and Government. Martti Ahtisaari, the 10th president of Finland and 2008’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate, founded the Crisis Management Initiative, […]

Hate Against Yingluck

A perpetrator places a knife on a picture of Yingluck because of her family and her connections with the Pheu Thai party. Bias motivated threats and preconceived ill-feelings towards the Shinawatra family is largely confined to the Democrat Party and the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD). The Elites in Bangkok are determined to maintain the […]

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 […]

Pongsapat Taking the Lead in Bangkok

Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen of the Pheu Thai Party is still ahead of Sukhumbhand Paribatra of the opposition Democrat Party in terms of popularity in the latest opinion survey by Abac Poll. The poll was carried out on 1,673 eligible voters in Bangkok between Jan 31 and Feb 2. Asked who they would vote for […]

Pongsapat’s Walkabout to a Bangkok Market

Pongsapat received an incredible show of support by Bangkokians, especially from community leaders and the working class. The Bangkok election candidate made his rounds at a Bangkok market, where to the surprise of his campaign team, Pongsapat was greeted by an overwhelming show of gratitude and cheers from the vendors and residents.

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% […]

Pongsapat: Better Sanitation, A Better Bangkok

Governor candidate, Pongsapat Pongcharoen wasted no time after drawing his election number 9, which is considered by many as a good sign. On Tuesday, he promised to work towards the upgrading of public sanitation in the city. Pongsapat had promised to cater to the concerns of Bangkokians and tourists on the neglected matter of the […]