Protesters warned of legal action if they join rallies this Thursday in Bangkok

Protesters warned of legal action if they join rallies this Thursday in Bangkok

Highlights
  • Reopening of Phuket and Surat Thani to foreign tourists confirmed for July

    Thailand’s cabinet has confirmed that Phuket will reopen to fully vaccinated tourists on July 1st, under the “Phuket Sandbox” project, as planned. Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, in Surat Thani province, will follow a similar model on July 15th, said Government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri today (Tuesday). Incoming tourists...
  • 13 charter change bills enter Parliament battle zone. Will any survive? 

    Parliament is scheduled to deliberate 13 charter amendment bills this week, but only a few are expected to make it through to the national assembly, a third of which is made up of senators appointed under the post-coup junta. Observers believe only amendments that seek to restore the two-ballot voting...
  • 3,682 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths recorded in Thailand on Sunday

    Thailand recorded 3,682 new COVID-19 cases and 20 more deaths in the 24 hours to 7.30am today (Sunday), according to the COVID-19 Data Centre. The new infections include 578 cases among prison inmates, raising cumulative infections, since April 1st, 2021, to 189,268. The death toll is 1,535 for the same...
  • Thailand abstains from vote on UN resolution for arms embargo on Myanmar

    Thailand was among 36 countries which abstained from voting on the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution calling for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar, urging the military to respect November’s election results and release political detainees, including Myanmar's state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. The General Assembly...
  • Thai PM urges all to do their utmost to make reopening of Thailand possible in October

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reiterated his intention to open Thailand fully to foreign visitors in the next 120 days, or within October, and is urging everyone to do their best to achieve that goal. “I would like to confirm, once again, that every agency and individual must do their...
They turn militia when hope was lost and the killing began

They turn militia when hope was lost and the killing began

400,000 join Greenpeace’s campaign to stop Thailand joining CPTPP

400,000 join Greenpeace’s campaign to stop Thailand joining CPTPP

Delta variant to replace Alpha strain globally in next 4-5 months – Dr. Yong Poovorawan

Delta variant to replace Alpha strain globally in next 4-5 months – Dr. Yong Poovoraw...

Palang Pracharat to nominate Prayut as PM again if party wins election

Palang Pracharat to nominate Prayut as PM again if party wins election

Schools in several provinces closed as COVID-19 infections re-emerge

Schools in several provinces closed as COVID-19 infections re-emerge

Protesters warned of legal action if they join rallies this Thursday in Bangkok

Protesters warned of legal action if they join rallies this Thursday in Bangkok

400,000 join Greenpeace’s campaign to stop Thailand joining CPTPP

400,000 join Greenpeace’s campaign to stop Thailand joining CPTPP

They turn militia when hope was lost and the killing began

They turn militia when hope was lost and the killing began

Delta variant to replace Alpha strain globally in next 4-5 months – Dr. Yong Poovorawan

Delta variant to replace Alpha strain globally in next 4-5 months – Dr. Yong Poovoraw...

Palang Pracharat to nominate Prayut as PM again if party wins election

Palang Pracharat to nominate Prayut as PM again if party wins election

Schools in several provinces closed as COVID-19 infections re-emerge

Schools in several provinces closed as COVID-19 infections re-emerge

Myanmar Report

They turn militia when hope was lost and the killing began

What started as a largely bloodless attempt by the Tatmadaw (military) to take the reins of power in the nation,...
They can spin narratives to obfuscate the truth. They are very good at that. They have been doing that for decades.

Profiles

Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana: Prayut’s new defender 

As the new spokesman of the Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA), Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana’s first job was to defend the...
Defending PM and his government became a routine task for Thanakorn, especially after being appointed secretary to the PM’s Office minister.

Around Thailand

Asean

They turn militia when hope was lost and the killing began

What started as a largely bloodless attempt by the Tatmadaw (military) to take the reins of power in the nation,...
They can spin narratives to obfuscate the truth. They are very good at that. They have been doing that for decades.

Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Reopening of Phuket and Surat Thani to foreign tourists confirmed for July

Thailand’s cabinet has confirmed that Phuket will reopen to fully vaccinated tourists on July 1st, under the “Phuket Sandbox” project,...

World

UEFA refuses to light Munich stadium in rainbow colours for Germany-Hungary match

UEFA's decision to block plans by Munich to light the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for the Germany-Hungary Euro 2020...

Highlights of the week

COVID-19 to determine election timing, and perhaps winners

Humans make rules, dissolve parliaments, woo voters, mark ballots, and set up administrations, but the new normal of politics stipulates...
The coronavirus has had, and will continue to have, a big say on who stays, who goes and who arrives politically.

Political Pulse

Referendum games to heat up Thai politics, but should be welcomed

June 22, 2021: Some may not notice or mention it, but Thailand today has made a huge leap in the...
Political Pulse is a daily update of significant Thai and foreign political events

Thai PBS World Exclusive

Why a struggling restaurateur sees no hope for any state help

“This year, I don’t know why we fight, it will not make a difference. We have been making sacrifices for...

Quotes of the week

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