Month: October 2010


Thaksin tries to upstage PM Abhisit

As Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva headed for Lop Buri yesterday morning to supervise flood relief operations after a prior visit to Nakhon Ratchasima province, fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra posted pre-dawn Twitter messages boasting about the provisions he had made. Abhisit was scheduled to visit Ban Mi and Muang districts in Lop Buri where heavy rains […]Read More


Thai Defense Minister Clarifies Crackdown of Red-Shirt Rally

During the House session, the defense minister pointed out that the cracking down of the red shirt rally earlier this year was done lawfully and in accordance to the human rights standards, and that those injured have already been compensated. Yesterday, the House inquired about the government’s crackdown on the red shirt rally earlier this […]Read More


Thailand’s Flood Death Toll Rises to 19

The death toll of the flood, which has been ravaging nearly one-third of Thailand’s provinces since weekend, rose to 19, and 1,280,344 people had been affected, said the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Friday. The department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported on Thursday that 15 people had lost their lives in the flooding. […]Read More


English, a sign of a colonized country for Thailand’s minister

BANGKOK (eTN) – Despite the crucial importance of tourism to Thailand’s economy and the successful efforts made by the country to lure international visitors, foreigners touring the kingdom often wonder about the difficulties to be understood in English, even when these are basic words such as restaurant or hospital. In Bangkok or major tourism centers, […]Read More


Red Siam leader indicted for insulting Thai monarchy

BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) — A Red Siam leader was indicted on Thursday on a charge of lese majeste (insulting the monarchy) in Bangkok, Thailand, local media reported. Surachai Danwattananusorn, 68, also known as Surachai Sae Dan, was indicted after allegedly making libelous comments against the Thai monarchy during a Sanam Luang rally in December […]Read More


Abhisit’s honeymoon with strange bedfellow is over

Is Premier Abhisit Vejjajiva flirting with a “political mistress”? Or is he just trying to teach his “strange bedfellow” a lesson? Whatever the real reason, the prime minister has been unusually harsh with his most visible coalition partner – the Bhum Jai Thai Party – which has likened their relationship to that between a husband […]Read More


Bangkok on alert as Thailand’s flooding claims 15 lives

BANGKOK, Oct 21 – Thailand’s disaster response service reports that 15 persons have died from flooding affecting the country in the past 10 days, but the capital has not yet been affected. According to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, 15 deaths occurred from Oct 10 through Oct 20, but Bangkok has not been […]Read More