Thai PM says give opposition head the chance to try out political initiative

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today (Monday) pleaded with all parties concerned not to pre-judge the sincerity of Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva but to give him the chance to try out his initiative to resolve the political stalemate in a peaceful manner. The prime minister also suggested Mr Abhisit to discuss with People’s Democratic Reform […]

Post-Songkran Thoughts about PDRC and Democracy

Suthep Thaugsuban’s hatred for the Shinawatra knows no limit. The PDRC chief has sent a barrage of hate speech, defamatory and sexist remarks on to Ms. Yingluck and her brother Mr. Thaksin, while Suthep’s allies take potshots at the children of the Shinawatra. Jeers are met with cheering, whistle blowing and cat-calls. The cheering are […]

Fish farm, tourism in Suphan Buri province

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 […]

Opposition to continue boycotting the ballot box

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 […]

Meeting the officials, people about water

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

Thai PM arrives in Khon Kaen amidst drought

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.

Inviting Abhisit to resign from Thai politics

Former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thursday said the ongoing political conflict has reached a stalemate and it can only be eased if caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra makes a retreat. I for one don’t believe that to be true. It is easier for Mr. Abhisit to say that because he is one of the problems […]

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 […]

Prayers, Peace and Prosperity: Phra That Na Dun

Phra That Na Dun: Buddhist Park of Isan: Phra That is in the area that once was an ancient town called Champasi. Many archaeological artifacts were found and are now kept in Khon Kaen National Museum. The most significant items found was the stupa housing relic of the Lord Buddha kept in gold, silver, and […]

Thailand: Giving the power of choice to the people

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has announced the dissolution of parliament on Monday morning. For the two weeks, the capital city of Thailand has seen violence from the anti-democracy demonstrators and fascist rioters who want to see their leader, Suthep Thaugsuban. Suthep has promised last week to tear apart Bangkok if his demands […]

Bangkok: Global Forum on Media and Gender

Global Forum on Media and Gender is being held in Bangkok from December 2-4 with participants from 80 countries representing various continents. It hopes to initiate processes that will promote ongoing actions and gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media. The event, being held at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, is organized by […]

Thai Gov’t proceedings to amend charter is legal

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has that asserted the government’s proceedings to amend the charter was legally sound, and the recent ruling by the Constitutional Court did not have precedent. According to Yingluck, the Office of the Council of State has been tasked with studying the court verdict. Regarding the Phuea Thai Party’s announcement it will […]

Paying respects to the late Supreme Patriarch of Thailand

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has led her cabinet ministers to Bowonniwet Vihara Monastery to pay respect to the late Supreme Patriarch.  PM Yingluck, along with her cabinet team, yesterday performed a merit-making ceremony at Phra Tamnak Petch in Wat Bowonniwet Vihara to express her gratefulness to His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch of […]

Lucrative business deals for New Zealand, Thailand

Yingluck Shinawatra welcomed New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to Bangkok. The New Zealand leader was on a 2-day visit, accompanied by a team of corporate captains. Recommended Read: Thailand is New Zealand’s 10th largest trading partner  

Takes courage to halt violence against women

The launch of Thailand’s pioneering One-Stop Crisis Centre by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on 9 April 2013 reinforces the continuing efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women and girls. The One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) includes a hotline managed by trained staff, a network of 22,000 crisis centres around the country and 1,300 […]

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 […]

Yingluck’s visit to Mukdahan and Nakhon Phanom

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited Mukdahan and Nakhon Phanom provinces in light with the developments of the two provinces. She participated in discussions with the provincial government, and was briefed about the strategic progress of the people. Recommended Read: Naga Fireball in Nong Khai