BANGKOK , 3rd may -Thousands of protesters descended on central Bangkok Saturday to demand an end to the military-installed government in the biggest display of defiance against the junta since last year‘s coup. Organisers claimed more than 15,000 people showed up for the rally, while police estimates said there were fewer than half that number.
BANGKOK, May 26 - Acting Thai Rak Thai deputy leader Sudarat Keyuraphan said Saturday that members of the former ruling party would be asked after the May 30 ruling -- when the Constitution Tribunal issues its verdict on the fate of the party -- whether they will continue working with the party or leave.
BANGKOK, May 18 - The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) affirmed that the continuing insurgence in southern Thailand had not stemmed from a religious conflict, but that the problem resulted from political, economic rights and culture, Thai Foreign Affairs Minister Nitya Pibulsonggram said Friday.
BANGKOK, May 18 – Thailand's Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont said Friday he believes that the sooner a general election is held, the better it will be for the well-being of the kingdom.
A radio station in Thailand has been taken off air after broadcasting an live interview with ousted prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra who lives in exile in London.
Mr. Montien Thongnit, Deputy Mayor of Chonburi province, delivered a speech to open the 2 nd seminar for public opinion regarding the draft constitution on the 17th May 2007, at 14.00, at Pattaya city hall.
In what has been seen partially as a refutation of a US pharmaceutical lobby group’s recent assertion in the Wall Street Journal that Thailand had broken US AIDS medicine patents and partially to retaliate against ousted leader Thaksin Shinawattra’s international campaign to denigrate the current government, Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont proposes hiring a US PR firm to improve Thailand’s image abroad.
BANGKOK, April 12 , An upbeat Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont on Thursday strongly denied persistent rumours that he has lost heart for his job, and that he planned to call it quits, saying he still had every intention to finish the tasks he has been given.
CHON BURI, April 8 Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) chairman Squadron Leader Prasong Soonsiri Sunday expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the draft of Thailand‘s new constitution. He expressed confidence that all debates concerning the new charter could be concluded Wednesday.
BANGKOK, Feb 28 – Thailand‘s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula announced his resignation Wednesday, saying he was upset by the government‘s earlier invitation of a leading former minister in the previous government to work and an unnamed ministers‘ apparent favouritism towards certain media.
BANGKOK, Feb 25 – The popularity of Prime Minister Gen. Surayud Chulanont continues to decline, only five months after he came to power following the September 19 coup d‘etat, according to a poll conducted by ABAC.
BANGKOK, Feb 17 – A former top aide to ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said his first job as an economic adviser to the military-installed government would be to explain Thailand‘s economic policy, especially the sufficiency economic theory, to two of its most important trading partners – Japan and China.
BANGKOK, Feb 17- Thailand‘s Foreign Minister declined to comment on Friday‘s remarks made by Council for National Security chairman that he wanted to recapture Thailand‘s satellites sold to Singapore by a firm owned by family of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but conceded that bilateral relations are now being tested.
On February 13th at 7.30 pm at the Garden Sea view Resort, Mr Prachar Taerat, the Governor of Chonburi Province, chaired the meeting to decide on the budget to provide assistance in cases of assault on ordinary Thai nationals, people involved in commerce, foreign residents and tourists.
BANGKOK, Feb 8 - The Thai government has pledged to respond to Her Majesty the Queen‘s advice for resolving violence in the restive South, according to Interior Minister Aree Wong-araya.
In a traditional Thai dance called the Ramakien, Hanuman the monkey general leads the king‘s army into battle against an evil demon named Tosakanth.
Despite Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont’s veiled assertions that Thaksin Shinawatra or his supporters in the Thai Rak Thai Party were the masterminds behind the New Year bombings in Bangkok and other opinion-leaders citing the Muslim insurgents as being responsible, no firm conclusion has been reached in this matter.
BANGKOK, Jan 11 - Thailand‘s military Council for National Security has emphasised its stance that it does not wish to control the media, saying it simply wants the media to cooperate in refraining from airing news on issues deemed to undermine national security, particularly those related to deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
BANGKOK, Jan 2 - Thailand‘s former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday repeatedly denied suggestions that he or his close aides were to blame for the series of New Year‘s Eve bomb explosions which rocked the capital, rebuking the post-coup government for being too quick to make a conclusion in the case.
Respected local entrepreneur, Khun Surat Mekavarakul, CEO of the long established Mike Group of companies, which includes Mike Shopping Mall, Mike Department Store, Mike Hotel on Beach Road, the Mike Beach Resort, the Mike Orchid Resort in Pattaya and Mike‘s Place Hotel at Sukhumvit Soi 3 in Bangkok, is to run in the race to become the Mayor of PAttaya. Khun Surat declared his intention to run last Wednesday.