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By Prachatai |
A 66-year-old experienced diplomat, Maris Sangiampongsa, has been endorsed as the new Foreign Minister following the unexpected resignation of the former Foreign Minister, Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara.
By Jared Makana Kirkey |
<p>Free Thai Civil Servant, a group of dissident government officials and public servants says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has consistently watered down Thailand&rsquo;s APEC statements and erased mentions of the war in Ukraine even in live meetings.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>On 25 April, Tanee Saengrat, Director-General of the Department of Information in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), announced that a police request to deny a passport to Pannika Wanich, a former executive of the now-defunct Future Forward Party (FFP), was invalid and not in accordance with ministry regulations.</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 Harrison George |
<div> <div>Thailand’s Foreign Ministry has condemned a report on the human rights situation for having a ‘political bias,’ while a Thai anti-corruption organisation has decided to opt out of Transparency International.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 24 January 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) released a <a href="">press statement</a> condemning the 2018 World Report of Human Rights Watch (HRW) for carrying “obvious political bias.”</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>“We do not co </div></div>
<p>After criticism by the UN over the use of the notorious lèse majesté law, the Thai Foreign Ministry has claimed that enforcement of this law does not violate human rights.</p>
<p dir="ltr">The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) lectured the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Thailand on the country’s political history to justify the detention of a Pheu Thai Party politician.</p> <p>Don Pramudwinai, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, told media that the MFA on Tuesday afternoon, 19 April 2016, met Jesús Miguel Sanz, the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Thailand, to discuss about the current political situation of Thailand, <a href="">Thairath News reported</a>.</p>
By Khaosod English |
<p>At least 10 foreign correspondents based in Thailand have been denied media visas during the past two months, said the former president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand.</p> <p>Jonathan Head, who has been tasked with monitoring and responding to issue, said all 10 were bona fide journalists and not fakes, making it difficult to understand the rationale for the Foreign Ministry’s decisions.&nbsp;</p> <p>“We still don’t really understand what the Foreign Ministry is trying to achieve,” he said. &nbsp;“All are doing legitimate media work.”</p>
<p>Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Ministry is attempting to convince other countries that those breaching the Thai lèse majesté law have committed a criminal offence not a political one. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, told the media on Wednesday that the Ministry is now trying to communicate with other countries where suspects under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law, are residing, in order to extradite them back to Thailand.</p>