6 months of siege, now Thai PM Yingluck is removed

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. […]

Research, development at National Science Museum

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. […]

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  

Thai Women Empowerment Fund in Sakon Nakhon

Caretaker Yingluck Shinawatra in Sakon Nakhon Province last week. She was greeted by provincial officers, security personnel and equally important the women from the Thai Women Empowerment Fund. The Empowerment Fund for Women’s objectives are:- To provide low interest funds or zero interest funds for investment To provide funds for women’s potential development and women’s […]

Once again PDRC chief uses hate speech

Suthep Thaugsuban is a man filled with loathing. He said on Thursday night at the PDRC rally site in Lumpini Park. “If you still do like this, your son will have to learn Kaag language.” His supporters cheered and blew their whistles in support. “Kaag” is a derogatory Thai word, usually used to describe Arabs, […]

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.

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 […]

Thailand’s Economic Fallout

Thailand announced a slump in trade figures on Tuesday with the biggest drop in imports in more than four years in January, as months of anti-government protests extended their economic toll beyond falling tourism numbers. The protesters, whose disruption of a general election this month left Thailand in political limbo, aim to topple caretaker Prime […]

Yingluck’s Statement on the National Reform Council

Statement on the National Reform Council Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Respected fellow Thai citizens, Amid the ongoing political conflict, I would like to express my gratitude to academicians, businessmen, and fellow citizens from various sectors who wish well for the country and have given opinions in order to find a resolution […]

The City Pillar Shrine in Udon Thani

Mueang Udon Thani is a city within the province of Udon Thani province. Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visits the city, meeting with the people of the north and the popular City Pillar Shrine. Located in middle of the city, this place is where the city’s guardian deity is believed to reside. The compound also […]

What Will Happen to Thai Economy if Election was Postponed?

The strengthen and momentum of the Thai economy has weakened considerably since the start of the protest in early November 2013. The Ministry of Finance has conceded Thai economic growth will deteriorate to less than 3% GDP in 2013. I believe the Thai economy will “at best attain” a 2.8% GDP growth in 2013. Furthermore, […]

Yingluck on a 6-day trip to northern Thailand

Caretaker Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra began her 6-day visit to the northeastern region in Buriram to follow up on the province’s development projects. Upon her arrival, Miss Yingluck was given an overwhelming welcome by the provincial governor, civil servants, and about 2,000 locals who handed the PM flowers to express their support. […]

Pre-Election Thailand: Responsibility of Governance

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reaffirmed that she would not quit her post until the general election (which is set for February 2, 2014) is over and a new government is formed. Yingluck clarified her reasons for staying in power in her online media message, saying that the cabinet acts as a single unit, and […]

Thailand’s Constitution Day

Yingluck Shinawatra on December 10 paid her respect to the statue of King Rama VII on the occasion of the “Constitution Day”. Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck, along with her acting cabinet ministers, laid floral tribute to the statue of HM King Prajadhipok, also known as King Rama VII, who was the last absolute monarch and […]

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 […]