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Thai supreme commander of the military General Tanasak Patimapragorn (C) and Army Commander Prayuth Chan-ocha (2-L)

Thailand’s Top Military Brass Meet to End Political Divide

Thai supreme commander of the military General Tanasak Patimapragorn (C) and Army Commander Prayuth Chan-ocha (2-L)   BANGKOK – In a rare move, top military leaders will meet tomorrow to discuss a possible solution for the country at a time of political deadlock and likely confrontation between pro- and anti-government groups this Saturday. Armed Forces […]

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Thailand’s Senate election and the plan to impeach Yingluck

Senate elections have always had a relatively low turn-out – 55.61% in 2008 compared with around 75% turn-out in 2007 and 2011 for the lower House elections – but we had an even lower turn-out for Sunday’s Senate election. Below are details as of Monday, March 31 per Matichon for the Senate election: No of […]

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The red shirts

Are Thailand’s Northern “Red Shirt’s” Agents of Thailand’s Dirty Politics?

The red shirts’ sense of empowerment is such that that they do not feel they have to obey any law or tolerate anything not to their liking.   CHIANG RAI – In Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and many other Northeast provinces, the red shirts’ sense of empowerment is such that that they do not feel […]

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Members of northern Thailand’s apparently-not-separatist Sor Por Por Lanna movement

Thailand’s Army Hunts Northern Lanna Separatists

Members of northern Thailand’s apparently-not-separatist Sor Por Por Lanna movement   CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s U.S.-trained military has a new enemy and is now hunting northern separatists who want to seize most of this Buddhist-majority country, create a Lanna People’s Democratic Republic, and expel Bangkok to a shrunken South Thailand. The military is warning Thais […]

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Department director-general Asdsathai Rattanadilok na Phuket yesterday said he has ordered a probe into the clip and the bus on which the sex act was performed. Please credit and share this article with others using this link:http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/401565/sex-on-bus-act-upsets-chief. View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.

Tourists Sex Act on Tour Bus Angers Thailand’s Transport Ministry Officials – [Video]

Department director-general Asdsathai Rattanadilok na Phuket yesterday said he has ordered a probe into the clip and the bus on which the sex act was performed. PHUKET – The Land Transport Department has ordered a probe into a video clip featuring two foreign passengers having sex in broad daylight on a tour bus. The 1.30-minute […]

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Bangkok Girl │A Documentary about Thailand’s Night Life (2005) │ – Bangkok Video

“Farang”… meaning “stranger” or “Western tourist” is one of the first words that children in Bangkok learn. In this tourist heaven what makes the headlines…

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Thailand’s elephant in the room and how it may affect any deal

Succession is the elephant in the room that won’t go away – see here, here, here, here, and here for posts on this issue in previous years. It is not an issue that the speakers are raising as much as the PAD did in 2006 and 2008, but it is an issue behind the scenes. For the current political crisis (current […]

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Thailand’s rating will withstand ill effects of rice scheme: S&P

Although Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service sees no reason to downgrade Thailand because of the problems from the rice-pledging project, it cautions that the sovereign ratings could be pressured if the country’s institutional and governance effectiveness weakens further. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Up to 72 per cent of the total cases reported last year were of rape

Woman and Child Abuse Major Public Health Concern for Thailand’s Public Health Ministry

Up to 72 per cent of the total cases reported last year were of rape   THIALAND – Violence against women and children is among the most serious public health concerns as the country has seen a significant rise in abuse cases during the past 15 years. Thai women and children were beaten every 15 […]

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19 Year Old Ratchanok Intanon, the youngest ever world singles champion

Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon to Play China’s Li Xuerui in All-England Open

19 Year Old Ratchanok Intanon, the youngest ever world singles champion   BIRMINGHAM – Ratchanok Intanon, the youngest ever world singles champion, moved to within one win of a probable All-England Open showdown with Li Xuerui, the Olympic champion, before admitting her patchy form is scary. Li Xuerui of China The two women battled into […]

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Thailand’s Kanes Sucharitakul reacts after finishing the first run of the men’s giant slalom the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Thailand’s Kanes Sucharitakul Finishes 65th in Sochi Winter Olympic’s Giant Slalom

Thailand’s Kanes Sucharitakul reacts after finishing the first run of the men’s giant slalom the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.   KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Thailand only has two Olympians representing them in Sochi — and one’s getting most of the attention because she’s an internationally renowned violinist. […]

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 Vanessa-Mae was the slowest competitior in the giant slalom

Thailand’s Vanessa-Mae (Vanakorn) Places 67th at Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Vanessa-Mae was the slowest competitior in the giant slalom     SOCHI – Vanessa-Mae (Vanakorn) made her eagerly awaited debut on the Olympic skiing stage here today, offering a performance which was tame, safe, a rare old struggle and very, very slow. Still, it was one which evidently delighted the international superstar musician. Vanessa Mae […]

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Election Commission said on Tuesday it would try to complete this month

Voting for Disrupted Districts Slated for April by Thailand’s Election Commission

Election Commission said on Tuesday it would try to complete this month’s disrupted poll in late April   BANGKOK – Thai officials said they will hold elections in late April for districts where parliamentary voting was disrupted by anti-government activists on February 2. The Election Commission said the re-run of the vote will take place […]

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WSJ on the core failure of Thailand’s rice pledging scheme

Peeradej Tanruangporn of TDRI had an op-ed last week in the Bangkok Post. There are a number of parts of the op-ed which BP agrees with, but other parts where BP does not think they diagnose the problem correctly: Under the current scheme, the government has acted as if it has a monopoly in the […]

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Nagvajara, who grew up in Thailand and didn’t see snow until his freshman year at Northeastern University, participated in the Salt Lake City and Torino games as a cross-country skier. - See more at: http://drexel.edu/now/features/archive/2014/February/Winter-Olympian/#sthash.8Zw25TKb.dpuf

Thailand’s First Winter Olympian, Will Watch Others Compete for the First Time

Nagvajara, who grew up in Thailand and didn’t see snow until his freshman year at Northeastern University, participated in the Salt Lake City and Torino games as a cross-country skier.   SOCHI RUSSIA – The 2014 Winter Olympics mark an important milestone for Thailand: The tropical Asian country will send just its second- and third-ever […]

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