Thai group launches overseas movement to fight coup
With the crisis meeting in Thailand proving to be unfruitful, there is continued suspicion about the military’s motives among the government’s supporters. Zoe Daniel speaks with Jakrapob Penkair, exiled founder of Thailand UDD.
Yingluck Shinawatra, who was forced to resign Wednesday by Thailand’s Constitutional Court, was the country’s first female prime minister.
The first female Prime Minister of Thailand has been forced out of her position as caretaker premier by the Constitutional Court today. Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra came to power in 2011 after sweeping victories in the election, defeating the Democrat Party. Her removal by the court has sent outraged among the rural population outside of Bangkok. […]
May 5th marks the coronation anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It is also observed as a public holiday. It was on May 5, 1950 that His Majesty pronounced his oath of coronation: “We shall reign with righteousness for the benefits and happiness of the Siamese people.” The annual coronation celebrations usually involve a […]
Visakha Puja Day marks the Buddhism Trinity or three important incidents that occurred in the life of the Lord Buddha on the anniversary of his birth. They happened on the day of a full moon in the sixth lunar month. On this day is a national holiday in Thailand the holiest of all the Buddhist […]
The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) has said that for the first time, Thai researchers have developed their own anti-malaria drugs in Thailand. Prof. Dr. Yongyuth Yuthavong, a senior researcher at NSTDA, says the researchers from National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Thailand (BIOTEC) have developed a new ‘P 218’ substance […]
A Thai soldier accepting blessings from a monk. (Pic: https://www.facebook.com/NARAPEACE)
Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban told supporters of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee to brace for the “final battle” and wait for his signal after the Songkran festival. The PDRC neo-fascist chief said he was confident that the battle would end by the end of this month (April) and “the people will triumph because the situation has […]
The Prime Minister today took part in a merit making ceremony in Chiang Mai province. Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra and her son made merit to mark the Thai New Year at Tha Pae Gate. Her prime duty was to preside over a ceremony to bring the venerated Phra Phuttha Sihing Buddha statue, from the Lai Kham […]
Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra visiting Thailand’s National Science Museum (NSM), which is a state enterprise under the Ministry of Science and Technology. NSM was first established by Royal Decree on January 30, 1995. The target groups of NSM are students, families, the general public and tourists. NSM is located at Technopolis Klong 5 Klong Luang Pathumthani Thailand. […]
Caretaker Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra in early April visited a fish farm and tourist spots in Suphan Buri province. Her entourage included caretaker Deputy Agriculture Minister Yugol Limlaemthong was welcomed by Mr Banharn Silpa-archa, chief advisor to the Chart Thai Pattana party. She went to Bung Chawak, a famous tourist spot and fresh water […]
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that the overall number of tourists from East Asia has diminished significantly. However it still expects 5.4-million Chinese tourists to choose Thailand as their travel destination. Srisuda Wanapinyosak, TAT’s executive director of East Asia Regions, reported that the number of tourists from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, […]
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
The Cabinet on Tuesday gave the green light to pay rise for primary education teachers under the budget of one billion baht. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who chaired the Cabinet meeting, stressed that civil servants must be non-partisan on the occasion of the Thai Civil Service Day. The Cabinet approved 1.2 billion baht from the […]
Some 15 ethnic Muslim Uighurs from China’s Xinjiang region were detained in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo intending to emigrate to Turkey. A joint border patrol operation of Thai soldiers and police discovered a group of 15 Muslims refugees, 10 of whom were children, hidden in a forest 200 metres from the Thai-Cambodian border […]
Thailand’s general election held in February was declared invalid Friday after disruption by opposition mob, setting the scene for possible talks between warring political parties about new polls to end the deadlock. While the ruling from the Constitutional Court further delays the formation of a new Government, it also offers a possible exit from the political […]
Writing about corruption in Thailand is never an easy feat. The overwhelming world of corruption was made popular by the co-leaders of neo-fascist group like People’s Democratic Reform Committee. They said, it is acceptable when corrupted practices are small in comparison to larger corruption. This is a blend of Thai acceptance of corruption where the […]
Caretaker Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra participated in a session with the people from the Chaiyaphum province. She also attended and chaired a meeting with provincial leaders, district officials and community leaders. Recommended Read: Strengthening water access in Chaiyaphum
Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in Khon Kaen province. Drought has affected many provinces in the country especially the thousands of farmers. The northern population have commended her involvement to reduce the burden of the affected groups. Ms. Yingluck was warmly greeted by her supporters at the airport.