Thailand’s Junta Leader Makes Cover of Time Magazine

Thailand’s Junta Leader Makes Cover of Time Magazine

  BANGKOK – General Prayuth Chan-ocha appears at ease among the lavish trappings of politics. Thailand’s Prime Minister is never far from doting courtiers in Bangkok’s 1920s Government House, a neo-Gothic building stippled with classical paintings and one particularly plump jade Buddha. Sitting in a position of complete power, he says, it’s only out of […]

Thai Billionaire Thanathorn Jungrungreangkit “Future Forward Party” With Elections Commission

Future Forward Party registration request was accompanied by the list of 670 party members and the party’s initial registration fund of 1,082,679 baht.

Thai Billionaire Thanathorn Jungrungreangkit “Future Forward Party” With Elections Commission

  BANGKOK – Thai Billionaire Thanathorn Jungrungreangkit on Thursday (June 21) submitted a request with the Election Commission to officially register the Future Forward Party (FFP), of which he has been named acting party leader. He was accompanied by Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, the party’s acting secretary-general. Mr Thanathorn and Mr Piyabutr were voted by party members […]

65 Directors of Centers for the Destitute Transferred after Graft Probes

270 officials of the Department of Social Development and Welfare had been investigated by PACC in connection with embezzlement of fund for the destitute people.

65 Directors of Centers for the Destitute Transferred after Graft Probes

BANGKOK – The Department of Social Development and Welfare and the Public Sector’s Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), the department director-general Mrs Napa Setthakorn told the Thai PBS on Saturday, that a total of 65 directors of the centers for the protection of the destitute have been transferred. Director-general Mrs. Napa Setthakorn said that disciplinary probes had […]

Thai Junta Splurges on Multi-Million Dollar “Observation Satellite” from Airbus

Thai Junta Splurges on Multi-Million Dollar “Observation Satellite” from Airbus

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Junta Chief Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-O-Cha will secure the purchase of a $215 million observation satellite from Airbus during his trip to France this month, a diplomatic source said Friday, as Europe re-engages with the kingdom following a chill in relations after a 2014 coup. Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who toppled an elected […]

Thai Junta Members “Caught Napping” During National Budget Discussions

"Pictures of some NLA members seen napping in the chamber during Gen Prayut's budget speech on Wednesday were widely shared on social media"

Thai Junta Members “Caught Napping” During National Budget Discussions

  BANGKOK – A picture of a member of the junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly (NLA) dozing off during the session discussing the national budget on Thursday and published in National Newspapers has touched off an uproar. Even Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha also had something to say about it. While dismissing the incident as “nonsense”,  the […]

Thai Junta Unveiled New $10 Billion Defence and Security Budget for 2019

Military spending has risen since former army chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha seized power from the civilian government in 2014.

Thai Junta Unveiled New $10 Billion Defence and Security Budget for 2019

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military installed junta government unveiled a new $10 billion defense and security budget Thursday, in what may be its final opportunity to allocate extra funds to the armed forces before a promised return to elections early next year. Military spending has risen since former army chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha seized power from […]

US Embassy Donates 50,000 Doses of Rabies Vaccine to Thailand

U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies on Wednesday gave 50,000 doses of rabies vaccine to the Department of Livestock Development

US Embassy Donates 50,000 Doses of Rabies Vaccine to Thailand

  BANGKOK – The U.S. has supported Thailand in its efforts to be free from rabies by 2020 in line with the government’s strategy. U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies on Wednesday gave 50,000 doses of rabies vaccine to the Department of Livestock Development in support of Thailand’s anti-rabies plan. The vaccines will be […]

Council of Engineers Wants Foreigners Banned from Occupation in Thailand

Foreigners who seek work as civil engineers under such conditions should also sit tests and obtain licences.

Council of Engineers Wants Foreigners Banned from Occupation in Thailand

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Council of Engineers is urging the Labour Ministry to keep civil engineering as one of the occupations reserved for Thai nationals, saying foreigners should only be granted permission to work when absolutely necessary. Amorn Pimanmas, the council’s secretary-general, said the body disagrees with the proposed delisting of civil engineering from the […]

Thailand’s Court of Appeals Acquits Rights Activist Andy Hall of Defamation

Hall did not attend today’s hearing but was represented in court by his Thai legal defence team.

Thailand’s Court of Appeals Acquits Rights Activist Andy Hall of Defamation

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Court of Appeals has acquitted rights activist Andy Hall of defamation, overturning the guilty verdict issued by a lower court, he was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment, reduced by one year and suspended by two years. It also ordered him to pay a fine of Bt200,000, reduced to Bt150,000, following his […]

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