Category Archive: Thailand

Japan Heads For Cheaper Off-Shore Labor in SouthEast Asia.

Total Abenomics Fail Slams Japan Where It Hurts Most. By Wolf Richter  -  Testosterone Pit. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, was formed by merger in 2012 and that instant became… Continue reading

Thailand’s February 2 election invalid.

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the recent general election was invalid. The snap polls were an attempt by PM Yingluck to quell an ongoing political crisis. The Constitutional Court found that the… Continue reading

Thailand lifts emergency rule.

Thailand is to lift its state of emergency on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, as tensions ease after weeks long anti-government protests. Anti-government protesters want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down The 60-day… Continue reading

Traditional costumes Southeast Asian countries.

Below are the traditional dresses of the ten countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). See all costumes >>

Myanmar’s Northeast: China’s version of Crimea?

Reports are circulating that Chinese authorities proposed to the Myanmar government before the end of last year that Wa soldiers be assigned to the Kyaukphyu-Kunming oil pipeline project to take care of security. By Nay… Continue reading

Bangkok Shutdown – Thaksin’s Comments and Predictions.

Fugitive former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra makes political predictions from Beijing. Source:  The Nation, Bangkok. While in Beijing, ousted and fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra recently made a number of political predictions and comments worth… Continue reading

Sam Rainsy: “I’ll be a better PM than Hun Sen”.

In-depth Interview with Cambodian Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy about Hun Sen, his role as future PM, about the Cambodian political stalemate, the neighbors Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. “Peaceful change coming for Cambodia”. March 10,… Continue reading

Northern Pride – New Red Shirt Group DPVG.

Thai Government Backers as Democracy Defenders. Red-shirt supporters join a gathering in Chiang Mai – March 8, 2014. The United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) launched a new campaign to form a… Continue reading

A new phase of Thai protests – Red Shirts ready to counter.

Thai Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban consolidates his anti-government demonstrations at Bangkok’s Lumpini Park, while the Red Shirts are getting ready to start a mass campaign.  Suthep Thaugsuban said the Bangkok Shutdown campaign had served its purpose.… Continue reading

Thai coup cannot be ruled out.

Thailand army chief: Coup dangerous, but cannot be ruled out. By Robdan Robert |   Free District Report Thailand army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha repeated that he cannot promise that there will or will not… Continue reading