Fiji sets for national election while Thailand declining in democracy

‎Fiji strongman Mr. Voreqe Bainimarama is set to resign as military chief of the coup-plagued South Pacific nation on Wednesday, clearing the way for him to contest long-awaited general elections in September. While we see a positive development in small developing nations, we think Thailand has yet to politically mature. The country’s progress is delayed […]

How will the Democrat Party regain their Autocrat power?

There has been a rapid formation of anti-Government informal groups in Bangkok. It has always been in Bangkok, the core power base of the Democrat Party. The simplicity of politics, where the politicians of a dwindling party but those with the character of the prosperous and rich, has overturn the inclination that our country is […]

Thai Airways: airline passenger privacy breach

Almost a year ago, an air stewardess revealed her intention of embarrassing the daughter of an ex-Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, on en route from Bangkok to Hong Kong. Hate speech along with the revealing of private airline information to the public had caused much distress to Cathay Pacific airline and the passenger but the matter […]

Suthep creates Kangaroo Court for vigilante justice

Democrat Party leader, Suthep Thaugsuban, has given his ultimatum to the Pheu Thai party during a rally speech at the Democracy Monument. Suthep demands that the Amnesty Bill be completely eliminated from the government by 6 pm on November 11. Suthep further stated that a “people’s court” would be established in the middle of Ratchadamnoen […]

PM Yingluck Shinawatra begins official visit in Pakistan

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday on a two-day official visit to Pakistan for talks on bilateral relations, focusing on economic partnership between the two nations. This bilateral visit from Thailand would take place after more than a decade, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says. Previously Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra, […]

A Troubling Week in Thai Politics

It has been a very very troubling week. The drama tied to politics is infuriating to many. It is clear that regardless of the achievements and challenges faced by the Government, the opposition and the Elites are determine to dismantle democratic process. There was the Guy Fawkes rally in Bangkok which saw masked members of […]

Thailand, I Don’t Understand: Wrong is Wrong

Thailand has seen its fair share of political strife, army coups and the demonstrations, with the presence of insurrection, rallying call for freedom and destructive physical force in the country. In 2006, the army, in a coup d’état, removed Thaksin Shinawatra from his elected post of Prime Minister and established a junta that pushed for a new […]

Anti-RedShirt Foreigners Do Not Know About Democracy

The Pheu Thai Party has repeated its call for Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva to take responsibility for the violent end to the red-shirt protests in 2010. The third anniversary of the May 19 crackdown is an emotional time for those who lost a loved one and the people who were injured by sniper bullets. Anti-RedShirt […]

Rejecting Anti-Democratic Regime

Components of an anti-democratic regime is not only visible but thriving in Thailand. There are still many pockets of neo-fascism and Thais wanting a feudal-style political arena. These factions are primarily holed in Bangkok and scattering influences outside of Thailand. Their anti-democracy beliefs are championed by their leaders, many who are very influential corporate captains […]

Army-Sponsored 2007 Constitution of Thailand

Let us have a brief look at the Constitution. 1. In 2006, the army removed the then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from his elected position. The electoral process, that is based on a democratic system, was ignored by the army, the Democrat Party and the neo-fascists groups. 2. The initial drafting of the Constitution took […]

Thai Politics: Breaking New Ground on History Manipulation

The Democrat Party issued a statement on May 7, 2013 in response to Yingluck Shinawatra’s speech about human rights and democracy when she was invited by the President of Mongolia at the 7th Ministerial Conference of Communities of Democracies. It seems that the Democrat Party felt offended that Yingluck’s speech reflected the reality of Thailand, […]

Thailand Dreams about Democracy for All

Over the decades, Thailand has gone through many many phases of ideological experimentation. Sometimes it has worked and sometimes is has not. Even though Thai society has experienced many civil unrest and neo-fascist growth, we are not without hope. The majority of us want to see peace through a system called democracy. But this is […]

Democrats and Neo-Fascists Condemn Yingluck’s Speech about Democracy and Human Rights

Democrats, people with ultra devotion to neo-fascism, Yellow Shirts and some reporters with extremist views are attacking Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her speech about democracy. Yingluck speech made in reference to democracy and human rights is available HERE. The haters on Facebook and Twitter have called Yingluck a “whore” and placed her in the […]

Abhisit Vejjajiva: Falsehood of Democracy

“She (Yingluck Shinawatra) should clearly distinguish her roles as a sister and the prime minister. She may feel sorry for her brother being overthrown from power, but that’s a personal matter. It is also not right to defend her brother, who is a fugitive wanted by the Thai authorities,” said Democrat Party chief Abhisit. Former Prime […]

Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra’s Speech in Mongolia

  Statement of Her Excellency Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand at the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 29 April 2013 ——————————–   Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Delegates to the Conference, Ladies and Gentlemen, I wish to begin by expressing my appreciation to His Excellency the President […]

Hong Kong: Korn Chatikavanji Waiting for An Appointment?

Recently Democrat politician, Korn Chatikavanji, went to Hong Kong with his wife. Apparently for tea. He was sighted at a hotel in which former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was staying. There was a denial of a meeting between Korn, his wife and Thaksin but it is strange that the Abhisit’s right hand man was […]

No Case of Corruption says Thai National Anti-Graft Body

Thailand’s national anti-graft body said it had found no irregularities in an asset disclosure by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, effectively removing any question that she might have to step down. “The National Anti-Corruption Commission has found no discrepancies in its initial investigations into these allegations but we will keep evidence as background for any future […]

Democracy: Thaksin Speaks to the Masses

Former Thai Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, spoke live via satellite to the supporters and defenders of democracy. The rally was held in conjunction with the anniversary of the Bangkok Crackdown in 2010, in which former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva sanctioned the shooting of Red Shirt demonstrators. The crackdown resulted in over 95 people killed and […]

Thaksin’s Statement at the 11th Asia Cooperation Dialogue Ministerial Meeting

Recently, Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra gave a speech at the 11th Asia Cooperation Dialogue Ministerial Meeting in Tajikistan. The Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) was inaugurated in June 2002 in Thailand , where 18 Asian Foreign Ministers met together for the first time.  The ACD is a continent-wide forum, the first of its kind in Asia . […]