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By Prachatai |
Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat met with World Economic Forum officials, vowing to revive Thailand's role in ASEAN and rebalance Thailand's position in international politics
By Jared Makana Kirkey |
<p>Critics contend that efforts by Thailand&rsquo;s Prime Minister and the Royal Thai Armed Forces to downplay the significance of an incursion into Thai airspace by a Myanmar MiG-29 fighter place border safety at risk.</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya, Sorawut Wongsaranon |
<p>An interview with Russ Jalichandra, former Thai ambassador to Mozambique and Kazakhstan and owner of the Facebook page &ldquo;The Alternative Ambassador&rdquo; over the coup in Myanmar. How much can we expect ASEAN? What does the Thai government stance means?</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>How do the China Lancang-Mekong cooperation and the Mekong-US Partnership operate &ndash; the two international cooperation frameworks that are expanding political influence over Thailand and its neighbours? How much money has Thailand received? And what has been missing in this battle?</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Shortly after Thais and Myanmarese staged a protest against the coup by the Myanmar military this afternoon, they were dispersed by the Royal Thai Police with shields and batons. 3 people were arrested.</p>
By Pavin Chachavalpongpun |
<p>Thailand’s military government hurriedly approved the budget to purchase three submarines from China, defending its decision as “strategically necessary” in the age of uncertain security situation in the region. However, the junta’s decision has been heavily criticised by the Thai public on the real need for the costly submarines at the time of the country’s economic downturn.</p>
By Harrison George |
<p>Years and years ago, when I was still trying to figure out who really ruled the world (I now know – it’s misogynistic, racist, bigoted braggarts with strange hair and an even stranger attitude to the truth), an unusual thing happened in Thailand.&nbsp;</p> <p>The civilian government of the day suddenly found a sliver of spine and tried to tell the military that their lethal-toys-for-the-feral-boys budget might not be as excessive as they wished.&nbsp; Predictable outrage from personages with starch-pressed uniforms and ditto minds.</p>
<div> <div>The Thai Foreign Minister has been shamed by the US Ambassador publicly confirming that a statement expressing Washington’s “concerns” on Thailand’s human rights situation is real after the Minister recently claimed that the statement was not issued by the US Department of State.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Tuesday, 10 May 2016, AFP <a href="">reported</a> that a spokesperson of the US Department of the State “condemned” Thailand for the arrest on 6 May of an activist's mother. </div></div>
By Pavin Chachavalpongpun |
<p>On 10 August 2015, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong paid an official visit to Bangkok to boost bilateral ties. Among many issues, ironically, the two countries pledged to promote human rights and to enhance economic cooperation. They also discussed the issue of “nuclear” which might have made some Western nations disturbingly uncomfortable.</p>
<div>Thailand’s Foreign Ministry has sent a delegation to the North Korea and presented a gift to North Korea Leader Kim Jong Un to celebrate 40 years of bilateral ties.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>According to the<a href=""> Korean Central News Agency of DPRK</a>, the delegates, led by Deputy Minister Don Pramudwinai, arrived Pyongyang Tuesday and was welcomed with a reception, hosted by Democratic People's Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong and Vice-Minister Ri Kil So at the Mansudae Assembly Hall.&nbsp;</div> <p> </p>
By Pavin Chachavalpongpun |
<p><img alt="" src="" /></p> <p><span><em>Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2014.</em></span></p>
By Pavin Chachavalpongpun |
<p><img alt="" src="" /></p> <p><em><span>Panitan Watanayagorn is currently adviser to General Prawit Wongsuwan, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister.</span></em></p>