Category Archive: Thailand

Russia seeks closer defense cooperation with Thai Junta.

Russia is ready to sell weapons to Thailand as Moscow wants to see a new era of military and security cooperation to combat transnational crime and terrorism. A closer cooperation between the Thai… Continue reading

The Critical Bay of Bengal.

The Bay of Bengal is a single world of Indian migration throughout maritime Southeast Asia. By Robert D. Kaplan    STRATFOR Amitav Ghosh is, to my mind the most brilliant, serious fiction writer… Continue reading

Thod Kathin Festival in Cambodia.

Cambodia celebrates since Sunday, October 12, 2014, Kathin, a major religious holidays, which will continue until November 17. Each year, fifteen days after the festival of Pchum Ben (Day of the Dead), begins… Continue reading

THAILAND INVITES TOURISTS TO “EXPERIENCE MARTIAL LAW”!!

Thailand’s Tourism Authority (TAT) says tourists can now travel “both day and night with safety at all times”. Rather than highlight its country’s beautiful natural landscapes or its innumerable architecturally aesthetic structures, the… Continue reading

GOVERNING ASEAN E-COMMERCE.

GETTING CLOUDIER. By RSIS  –  Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit Big business has tapped into ASEAN’s burgeoning e-commerce market and regional governments have enacted measures to govern the Internet “cloud”. However, institutional gaps remain and a… Continue reading

A bad Thai September – Schlechte Tourismuszahlen – Une mauvaise septembre – Una cattiva settembre.

In September 2014, 1.85 million tourists came to Thailand, which is 7 percent less than in September-2013. In the first nine months of the year the number of tourists decreased by 10.28 percent.… Continue reading

THAILAND CONSIDERS TRACKING TOURISTS WITH GPS.

Thailand, which began arresting citizens last summer for reading copies of George Orwell’s 1984, is now considering tracking tourists with GPS devices. Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said the government is… Continue reading

Thai Military Junta – PM General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

The Thai National Legislative Assembly (NLA) voted unanimously for junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha to be the 29th prime minister of Thailand.   He was the sole candidate for the job. Prayuth was widely… Continue reading

Slower rising Cambodian tourist data.

After years with double-digit growth Cambodia shows signs of a slowing down tourist sector. Between January and June 2014 tourist arrivals totalled 2.2 million, up 5 per cent from the same period of 2013. The dampened growth… Continue reading

Thailand has an Interim Constitution.

The new interim or provisional constitution grants sweeping powers to the Thai military junta that took over on May 22, 2014 by a coup. Thailand’s military leader, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha secured the king’s endorsement… Continue reading