Phoo, a 31-year-old political science student studying at Ramkhamhaeng University usually keeps her distance from both sides of Thai politics. But last Saturday, her friends urged her to join the anti-government rally outside the campus.
A campaign to preserve the house where George Orwell was said to have lived when he served in Burma may have hit a snag.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has repeated her insistence that her government is willing to negotiate with opponents to end the crisis.
Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban declared last night that demonstrators will “blow the final whistle” on Monday to seize power from the Yingluck Shinawatra administration.
The Lawyers Association has petitioned the Constitution Court to order the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) to end its anti-government rallies and to consider dissolving the opposition Democrat Party.
The opening of the fourth friendship bridge over the Mekong River between Thailand and Laos on Dec 11 is expected to lower costs and significantly boost border trade between the two countries.
Thursday night’s candlelight ceremony at Sanam Luang to celebrate His Majesty the King’s 86th birthday led by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was shown live by all free-to-air TV stations and attracted a big crowd, mostly government officials – but it was less than half the story.
JOHANNESBURG – Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95.
As usual, when Thailand is in a crisis, there are those baffled by the undemocratic displays in our struggle.
His Majesty the King advised Thai people to properly fulfill the role and duties their work requires of them for the sake of the stability and security of the nation in his speech marking his 86th birthday at Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan on Thursday.
HM the King advised Thai people to properly fulfill the role and duties their work requires of them, for the sake of the stability and security of the country, in his speech marking his 86th birthday at Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan on Thursday.
Academics have lambasted anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban’s plan to invoke Section 7 of the constitution to pave the way for a royally appointed government.
Thailand will see a 17% jump in its rice stockpiles to a record level next year as it pursues a policy of buying from farmers at above market rates, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Wednesday.
Thousands of Thai people have arrived in the seaside town of Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan to get the opportunity to catch the glimpse of His Majesty the King on his 86th birthday on Dec 5.
The next round of peace talks with southern insurgents has been postponed because the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) has announced it will not return to the negotiating table unless the Thai side agrees to its five demands, National Security Council (NSC) chief Paradorn Pattanatabut said Wednesday.
Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has for the first time spelt out what he means by his proposal for a “people’s council” to run the country.
The first night of the funeral of 22-year-old army Private Thanasit Viengkham was crowded but peaceful as military and red-shirt bosses hesitantly sat side-by-side at Yang temple.
“We can celebrate, but please do not get carried away,” protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban told the demonstrators at Government Complex on Tuesday.
International credit rating firms are likely to lower Thailand’s BBB+ credit rating if anti-government protests are further prolonged or turn increasingly violent, permanent secretary for finance Rangsan Sriworasart warned on Tuesday.
Clashes between anti-government demonstrators and police continued for a second day yesterday, spreading to four sites and injuring almost 100 protesters.