See why Thai diplomacy packs a punch: Welcome to Thailand, with FM Don (video)

Foreign and local media representatives attending an end-of-year gathering at Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Bangkok last week got to see a different side of the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Don Pramudwinai, and thanks to his good humour, so too can you. A veteran Thai diplomat having served as the Thailand ambassador […]

Thailand morning news for December 13

Thailand morning news for December 13

Premchai’s jail term increased in black-leopard case The Appeal Court on Thursday increased the prison sentence handed down to construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta to three years and two months for illegal possession of wildlife carcasses and firearms in a national park, and poaching. — Bangkok Post Mentally Ill Man Cleared of Lese Majeste, Gets 3 […]

Thailand morning news for December 12

Thailand morning news for December 12

Another day of infamy for the EC – Piyabutr Future Forward party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has called the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to ask the Constitutional Court to dissolve the Future Forward party “another day of infamy” for this independent organization. — Thai PBS News Finance minister assures Thai economy not critical, just slowing down […]

Thailand morning news for December 11

Thailand morning news for December 11

GSB: Startups continue bleeding confidence in Q3 Startup entrepreneurs’ confidence has continued to fall, dipping to 51.85 for the third quarter because of the faltering economy, cautious consumer spending and intensified competition, according to a Government Savings Bank (GSB) survey. — Bangkok Post FFP boss didn’t dodge draft: Apirat Army chief Apirat Kongsompong confirmed on […]

Thailand morning news for December 10

Thailand morning news for December 10

Prayut firm on stamping out corruption The government on Monday marked International Anti-Corruption Day by pledging to revamp the country’s legal mechanisms to improve the efficiency of counter-corruption work. — Bangkok Post K-Research: 100,000 jobs gone in 2019 Kasikorn Research Center (K-Research) predicts at least 100,000 job losses this year and another 30,000 next year, […]

Thailand morning news for December 9

Thailand morning news for December 9

Thai Department of Disease control warns on vaping, first case of pneumonia from vaping reported E-cigarettes have been blamed for breathing problems in a 48-year-old male patient admitted to a private hospital, Dr Asadang Ruaycharin, deputy director-general and a spokesman for the Department of Disease Control, said yesterday (December 7). — The Pattaya News Thailand […]

Thailand morning news for December 6

Thailand morning news for December 6

Election Commission to decide fate of Future Forward Party leader next Wednesday, could face five years in jail Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) will decide the fate of Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit next Wednesday, in the case involving money he allegedly lent to the party. — The Pattaya News Opposition threatens action against ten […]

Thailand morning news for December 5

Thailand morning news for December 5

MP facing arrest on sight is seen in House chamber today as part of the quorum Palang Pracharat MP Waipote Arpornrat appears to have won a game of hide and seek with parliament police, for now. He managed to enter the House chamber unnoticed this afternoon, to help the Government secure a quorum for a […]

Thailand morning news for December 4

Thailand morning news for December 4

Private sector lowers annual projected export figure for Thailand by 2.5 to 3 percent The October 2019 export figure has been recorded at 20.757 billion U.S. dollar, which is a 4.5 percent decline. This leaves overall export growth in 10 months at a negative 2.3 percent. — The Pattaya News Suriya claims PM agreed with […]

Thailand morning news for December 3

Thailand morning news for December 3

Analysts predict strength of baht to continue well into 2020, concerns increase Source: Bangkok Post More than two decades ago, the baht suffered heavy devaluation as a result of speculation, forcing Thailand’s central bank to de-link the local currency from the US dollar and adopt a managed floating exchange rate. — The Pattaya News Prayut […]

Thailand morning news for December 2

Thailand morning news for December 2

Dr. Somkid insists Thai economy remains good but growing slowly The Thai economy is not bad, just slowing down, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak today as he urged the private sector to join hands to drive the economy. — Thai PBS News Rayong Police continue crackdown on vaping and vaping equipment At 7:30 PM […]

Thailand morning news for November 29

Thailand morning news for November 29

Chemicals ban derailed by ‘4 forces’ BioThai, an anti-farm chemical pressure group, has alleged that four major forces” were behind the decision to scrap the ban on the herbicide glyphosate and delay the prohibitions against the herbicide paraquat and pesticide chlorpyrifos. — Bangkok Post Prayut calls for unity after defeat Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has […]