Thai Gov’t agreed to extend ISA from 1 May till 30 June

  The caretaker cabinet held its weekly meeting today at the National Science Museum in Pathumthani province to consider a proposal of the National Security Council to extend the enforcement of internal security law (ISA) in Bangkok for 61 more days when it expires end of April. The caretaker government still cannot return to the […]

Appreciation to the Royal Thai Police

Few days ago, Caretaker Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra met with a contingent of policemen. She offered her thanks and deepest appreciation to the Royal Thai Police force for their dedication to the Rule of Law and protection of public during the violent street PDRC protests.

Security guard attacked, detained by PDRC supporters

‎Mr. Yuem Nillar says he was beaten, tied-up and dumped into a river by PDRC protest guards. (Images from Policespokesmen Facebook) The victim, a security guard at a company in Bangkok, said he was resting in Lumpini Park after finishing work on the morning of Feb 24 when 2 PDRC “guards” approached him demanding that […]

We don’t support separatism, says Thai PM Yingluck

The deep political differences in Thailand which caused a crisis that has been going on for months now has inspired some pro-government groups in the north and northeast to call for the country to be split into two. However, Thailand’s caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra stated that she did not support the call by these […]

Unbecoming of a Thai Monk

Phra Buddha Issara is a Thai Buddhist monk of great political controversy. ‎This daring ambitious man reminds us of another another monk who flew around in a private jet sporting a branded handbag and is a fugitive on the run from the Thai law. Some Thai monks have grown either attached to their comfort with […]

Heroic Thai policeman tries to save lives

Violence erupted in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, yesterday when the Thai Royal Police tried to disperse anarchists and members of the so-called People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). After failed negotiations and consultations between the police and the unrepentant fascist leaders of PDRC and former MPs of the Democrat Party, the police moved in to uphold the […]

Thailand Political Crisis Hurting the People, Economy

The worsening conflict is beginning to take a toll on the country’s economy, with Thailand’s currency falling to a fresh three-year low of 32.82 baht to the dollar in early trading Thursday. The Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Office on Thursday lowered its economic growth forecast for 2014 to 4.0% from 5.1%, but warned that growth […]

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 […]

Video: BlackShirt anti-democracy mob assaulting Thai cops

I fear the ‘blackshirt’ mob are intentionally creating chaos. They are provoking the authorities and want to see the dismantling of an elected government, and install their political leaders. Recently a senior member of the right-wing group called upon the people to remove the government and ban Parliament for at least 4 years. This was […]

The Rule of Law is at the heart of the United Nations’ agenda

Through these discussions, the forum aims to build momentum and contribute ideas and actions towards the deliberations of the post-2015 Development Agenda and ongoing review of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals, of which the Royal Thai Government is a proud participant. HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha (Ambassador to Austria and the United Nations Office in Vienna […]