Category Archive: Thailand

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

After Thai military coup, most Thais are happier – Surprise! Surprise?

Most Thais are happy after the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) took over the administration of Thailand.   The latest survey, conducted by Suan Dusit Poll on 2,091 people from July 1-5,… Continue reading

Thailand, Myanmar & Cambodia – Birds of a feather flock together.

Just a few days after the “friendly approach” of the Cambodian PM Hun Sen to Thailand’s ruling military junta, Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief General Min Aung Hlaing praised Thailand’s military leaders, saying it was right to… Continue reading

THAI-CAMBODIAN RELATIONS – Hun Sen’s approach to Thai military junta..

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen plays the Thai military junta’s card by freeing Thai national activist Veera Somkwamkid from a Cambodian prison. The release of the activist Veera Somkwamkid marks an important attempt… Continue reading

Shades of George Orwell’s “1984”.

What price the truth? In Thailand, eating a sandwich or reading a book can get you arrested. As George Orwell once said, in Southeast Asia, it’s all about the connotation. By Ezra Kyrill Erker … Continue reading

Thai Election in October 2015?

An appointed government could start in September 2014. Elections for parliamentarians are expected to be held in October 2015 and a democratically elected government could be in place late 2015. General Prayuth Chan-ocha,… Continue reading

Deportation of Cambodian Workers Should Be Condemned

Originally posted on Mu Sochua: MP & Human Rights Advocate:
The inhumane deportation of close to 200,000’Cambodian workers from Thailand, in the past few days shows the true picture of the so called…

Over 100,000 Cambodians flee from Thailand.

Unregistered Cambodian workers fear crackdown by the Thai military junta. Over 120,000 Cambodians have fled Thailand to return home in the past week, fearing a crackdown on migrant workers after last month’s military takeover. The… Continue reading