Tag Archive: Bangkok

China offers billions to the Greater Mekong Region.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang offered huge financial and technical support for infrastructure development projects in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS). The main proposals and projects: Five Chinese proposals on transport links, investment schemes,… Continue reading


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

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

Photo for Wednesday, 4th June

Thai troops clean sidewalks around Victory Monument, after efforts to deter anti-coup rallies at the site. The activity was assisted by police and the Ratchathewi district office.

Thai Crisis Timeline 2013 / 2014.

THAILAND CRISIS TIMELINE SINCE 2013 Oct 31,2013: Protests break out against an amnesty bill, which critics said was aimed at allowing Thaksin – whose sister Yingluck Shinawatra is now in power – to return home… Continue reading

Thai coup – Orders so far by the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council.

. Orders issued by the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council (NPOMC) following the May 22 coup announcement:  Martial law is invoked nationwide; The current Constitution is abolished except Chapter 2, which pertains… Continue reading

The Thai Army and its political games.

Here’s a Great Lesson Why It’s Best to Keep the Military Out of Politics. The Thai military has carried out 12 coups since 1932 – and those are just the successful ones. For… Continue reading

Thailand – From a non-coup over martial law to a real coup.

General Prayuth Chan-ocha announces the full takeover of the Kingdom of Thailand, claiming deadlock in talks to end the six months of political turmoil. Thailand‘s military has seized control of the whole country… Continue reading

Thai stalemate – Showdown in Bangkok.

Yingluck Shinawatra – The second (low) blow!

The Thai National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) unanimously indicts Yingluck in the rice scheme case. The former caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was dealt a double punch with the Constitutional Court sacking her on Wednesday, May 7,… Continue reading