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In short, political will is needed. Unfortunately, such political will is not available in Thailand. We pay lip service to the idea that the conflict and insurgency in the far South is a national priority.
Yutthapong said the book is also about the plight of Thai farmers after rice prices plummeted. He said he wanted to sell the book and donate some of the proceeds to the farmers.
... criticizing him and his regime is tantamount to attacking Thailand. While it's far from convincing, it can distract those who are comfortable with the politics of character assassination and ad hominem. ... Thai. We're wearing the straightjacket of ...
Indonesia's cukong entrepreneurs (Sino-Indonesian capitalists favored by General Suharto) and what became large Sino-Thai Conglomerates in Thailand exemplify the spread of corruption. Just as in Korea, ... For one it undermines political legitimacy.
Who doesn't like a new facebook update, right? You may already have experienced a new feature which displays exchanges you have with friends on a post in a new pop-up tab similar to the one that appears at the bottom of your screen when you send ...
The Chairman of Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC), Meechai Ruchupan, is confident that the draft constitution will enhance political stability, ensure clarity in Thai laws, and reform public offices, claiming that political crisis in the country ...
... including politics, economics and security. "This joint commission is long overdue. We want a discussion on more political interaction between the two governments," said Bangladesh's Ambassador to Thailand Saida Muna Tasneem. ... Only 5,000 Thai ...
Despite strong incentives from the Thai government to attract investors in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), Japanese investors are still concerned about the impact of possible political risks on their investment in the megaproject, says Hiroki ...
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has slammed a Pheu Thai Party proposal to set up an independent committee to take over the government's efforts to foster national unity.
At a press conference on Thursday that focused on how to boost Cambodia's industrial capacity, held ahead of Thailand's Assembly and Automation Expo in June, Thai trade officials said they would encourage investment in Cambodia by offering data and ...
At a press conference on Thursday that focused on how to boost Cambodia's industrial capacity, held ahead of Thailand's Assembly and Automation Expo in June, Thai trade officials said they would encourage investment in Cambodia by offering data and ...
Last month was the Thai military government's chance to really shine; to make good on its promise to arrest the disgraced former abbot of the country's embattled Buddhist sect, and prove it was more than bluff and bluster.
The only way to secure Thailand's next two decades is to defuse the quarrel that lies at the heart of its political strife: a sporadically violent class war that has pitted well-off urbanites, royals and soldiers against the sometimes bumbling ...
Stories abound in Thailand of friends and relatives asked to donate their life savings to cement their ties to the temple. During the raid, pictures of exercise and massage rooms, golf carts and minimalist glass-and-steel condos were splashed across ...
In the statement issued on Wednesday, Pheu Thai leader Viroj Pao-in proposed the dissolution of Gen Prawit's committee and its sub-committees, arguing that they mainly comprise political and permanent government officials under the influence of Gen ...
Over the past month what is often cited as the world's largest Buddhist temple, on the outskirts of Bangkok, has been the scene of an extraordinary stalemate.
police said the house used to be occupied by hardcore activist Wutthipong Kachathamkhun from the "red shirt" political faction supportive of the Puea Thai party-run government ousted by the military coup in 2014. Ko Tee, as he is more commonly known ...
Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has denied claims of tax evasion regarding a cheque for 1 million baht he received in 2008.
Cambodia-Thailand-border-casino Cambodia's newest casino is causing a political firestorm in neighboring Thailand, prompting the head of Thailand's National Parks Department to intervene. Recently, Thai nationalist Veera Somkwamkid alerted his roughly ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha walk together as they leave a joint press conference at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Duterte is in Thailand for a two ...
But Pavin says that was "a short-term perspective, as the new Constitution will shape Thai politics for many years to come.
More politics News. March 20, 2017 7:25 AM ... Thai police said Monday that they're looking for more weapons believed to be part of a plot to assassinate the prime minister, after police discovered guns and thousands of bullets allegedly belonging to ...
More than 400 closed-circuit video cameras traced his steps down the street, across the Thai border and to the Boxpacker hostel, where the Thai police arrested him. Singapore asked to have him back. Thailand, in a longstanding political miff with ...
Despite a decade of political turbulence, Thailand has seen an explosion in tourist arrivals, from 13.8 million annual visitors in 2006 to a record 32.5 million last year.
Thai media reports on these developments are generally restrained because of the country's harsh lese majeste law, which allows for someone to be jailed for up to 15 years on each count of insult or defamation against the King, Queen, heir apparent or ...
A total of 46 political parties and groups have met the committee which started the process on Feb 14. Civic groups and academic institutes would be invited to give their opinions next starting with the National Council on Social Welfare of Thailand ...
Patnaree Chankij is a 40-year-old maid who lives in Thailand and happens to be the mother of a pro-democracy activist. Her son has been campaigning peacefully against Thailand's repressive military government, which seized power in a coup two years ...
Pa is one such pronoun, which is very commonly used in Thai to denote "daddy", although the pronunciation of the word suggests a Chinese derivation.
President Duterte is heading to Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand next week, completing his visit to the nine member countries of the Association of Southeast ...
The Supreme Court for politicians has sentenced a former Pheu Thai MP to 12 months in jail for deliberately filing false asset declarations six times.
Thai cuisine really hits the spot - the sweet, salty, sour and spicy spot, and usually all at once in a single delicious dish.
Editorial, commentary, analysis, cartoon and blogs by Bangkok Post columnists.
Thailand's junta on Thursday said any future civilian government will be legally bound to follow a 20-year "masterplan" for the country as generals seek to entrench their political influence for decades to come. soldiers have run Thailand since a 2014 ...
Once Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha expressed interest in the deal, Thai PBS executives cancelled their purchase of debentures of influential Charoen ...
Bangkok: Thailand failed to address international concerns about the military government's obligation to uphold civil and political rights at a UN review in Geneva, rights groups said. Thailand's ... In contrast, Prayuth said the Thai delegation ...
The National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA)has continued to meet with Thailand political parties to discuss reforms needed to bring about national political reconciliation with 46 of the country's 49 political parties already joining the discussions ...
Thailand brought a large delegation to the United Nations' human rights Committee grilling but its answers were called 'unsatisfactory' by participants.
On Tuesday night, Obama headed to Noi Thai Cuisine at Honolulu's Royal Hawaiian Center, where he had dinner in a private dining room with a group of friends and his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, a restaurant spokeswoman tells ABC News.
Nok Air chief executive Patee Sarasin has expressed confidence he will defy the rumours and be kept in his position following the overhaul of Thai Airways International's (THAI) aviation strategy to be mulled on Tuesday by its board. The THAI board ...
A committee of U.N. rights experts asked Thailand to address several rights issues to illustrate its commitment to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in review sessions on Monday and Tuesday. But the Thai delegation, which ...
Pol Lt Gen Sanit was also accused of breaching the ethics of political office-holders on the grounds that there is a conflict of interest in his duty as a lawmaker, as he may have to deal with legislation related to alcoholic beverages.
New to the print media will be a "Thailand Roundup" page covering happenings across Thailand and neighbouring countries, as well as a page of "long read" personality interviews and profiles and "dynamic graphics" to give context and simplicity to "big ...
A Lady's Flames, also known as Plerng Phra Nang in Thai, depicts the bloody court politics of a 19th Century South East Asian kingdom that appears to closely resemble Myanmar, also known as Burma.
Law life and Society: Reassessing the Thai education system.
The monk's disappearing act has transfixed the Thai public, spinning out questions of religion and politics and leaving Thailand's military rulers struggling to explain away the challenge to their authority. On Saturday cops said Phra Dhammachayo may ...
The Foreign Ministry has said BBC World Service chose to withdraw from talks on the extension of its shortwave relaying operation from Thailand even as Thai officials were sorting out the problem. Busadee Santipitaks, spokesperson of the ministry ...
Thai Muslim men offer prayers in Cho Ai Rong district in Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat on March 15, 2016.
The BBC moved its East Asia relay station to Thailand from Hong Kong after the handover of the British colony to China in 1997.
Thai rights lawyer, Sirikan Charoensiri, who is defending anti-government protesters, has faced harassment by authorities.Sirikan is facing a possible 15-year prison sentence on charges of treason and violating a ban on "political assembly" of five or ...


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