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 […]

Thailand celebrates 127th defence anniversary

Today is the 127th anniversary of the Ministry of Defence. Ms. Yingluck and her caretaker cabinet and officials attended the event in Bangkok to witness the celebrations and prayers. More pictures, recommended read: iReport CNN  

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 […]

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 […]

Thailand: anti-amnesty violence

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has urged protesters to maintain law and order during their demonstrations – emphasizing that the government will, indeed, accept the Senate’s final verdict on the amnesty bill. Yingluck responded to the Democrat Party’s contentious remarks over the amnesty bill by stating that the government has made its stance […]

National Police Day of Thailand

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attended the annual National Police Day Celebration dinner held at the Royal Thai Police Sports Club. The National Police Day of Thailand is held every 13th October. Chief Pol Gen Adul Sangsingkaew, the National Police Commissioner and many high ranking police officials were on hand to welcome the Yingluck. Police General Pracha […]

China, Thailand on strategic cooperation in region

  China and Thailand have charted the course for their future cooperation, so as to further develop the bilateral relations. A joint document issued on Friday said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang‘s ongoing visit to Thailand is of milestone significance to further deepen the China-Thailand comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. The two countries agreed that their relations have […]

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 […]

Security: Operation of integrated CCTV system

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has carried out an inspection of the operation of CCTV systems nationwide on Wednesday. She was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok and Information Communication and Technology minister Anudith Nakornthap when she paid a visit to the CCTV control room at the Foreign Affairs ministry. The visit came after Prime […]

PM tells police to exercise restraint in dealing with demonstrators

PM tells police to exercise restraint in dealing with demonstrators Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reiterated to the police to exercise restraint when handling demonstrators and approach them through negotiations rather than forces. The policy was given while Ms. Yingluck was chairing a meeting of the Police Commission and related security units […]

National security enhanced for ASEAN Community 2015

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says that she has instructed the Royal Thai Army to develop its personnel for national defense and she is ready to support, covering their security operations along the Thai border. Yingluck told reporters on Friday that she has, however, learned that the Royal Thai Army has long-term plans […]

Thailand, Vietnam: Building Stronger Strategic Partnerships

Thailand and Vietnam have enjoyed their relations over the past three decades. This year both sides have decided to bring their relationship to a higher level by establishing an agreement to assist each other in the areas of economy, politics, culture, national security, and regional cooperation. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen […]

Thailand destroys 337,725 landmines

Thailand states that it has never produced or exported antipersonnel mines. The country formerly imported antipersonnel mines from China, Italy, the United States, and the former Yugoslavia. It completed destruction of 337,725 stockpiled antipersonnel mines on 24 April 2003. But the insurgency in southern Thailand (also known as the “Deep South”) has seen extensive use […]

Thailand’s National Cyber Security Meeting

Thailand’s National Cyber Security Meeting The government has held the first ever national cyber security meeting at the government house, developing an 8-point strategy to reinforce the national security. The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, encompasses 8 areas of cyber security which include establishing cooperation between relevant agencies and international organizations, maintaining online […]

Thailand and Japan in Economic Partnership

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra met with her Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, in Japan. The leaders have agreed on a mutually beneficial economic and security partnership between the two countries. The Japanese Government expressed an interest in Yingluck’s high-speed train project. Thailand plans to build four high-speed train lines – from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, to Nong Khai, to […]

Thailand’s Partnership with the US: Dr. Surapong and John Kerry

The remarks of US Secretary Kerry and Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul at the Treaty Room in Washington D.C. SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. It’s my great pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Surapong from Thailand here. Let me first congratulate him, congratulate His Majesty, the King of Thailand, who […]