Current Affairs

No government shutdown, finance minister assures, as budget crisis continues for government

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana insisted on Friday that there will be no government shutdown as the validity of the 2020 fiscal bill hangs in the balance.Parliament finally passed its long-delayed budget for the 2020 fiscal year two weeks ago, but its...

[Update] Thailand has the highest number of coronavirus cases outside of China

Thailand has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases outside of mainland China, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) with four confirmed cases.On Thursday, the Ministry of Health from China, Thailand, Japan and the Republic of Korea...

Thailand falls two spots on corruption index

Thailand's ranking on Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index fell two spots from a year ago, according to the report released Thursday.Thailand now ranks as the 101st most corrupt country in the world according to the perception of Transparency...

Thailand rises 38 places in democracy index, labeled ‘flawed democracy’

Thailand rose 38 places in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index for 2019, the biggest such improvement in the world.The report, which was released today, saw the country transition from a “hybrid regime” to a “flawed democracy.”“There were reports of minor infringements...

[FINAL] Future Forward Party not guilty of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the Constitutional Court rules

Thailand’s Constitutional Court found the Future Forward Party not guilty on Tuesday of charges it was trying to overthrow the country’s monarchy and that it had ties to the Illuminati.The court said there was not enough...

Prayut blames everyone but himself for Bangkok pollution issues; schools can close for 7 days

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha blamed the public and farmers for rising pollution levels in Bangkok on Monday but did not address any measures to curb the smog. Bangkok has experienced poor air quality over the past fortnight, with the air...

Thai opposition parties to submit no-confidence motion

Pheu Thai and other opposition parties plan to submit a no-confidence motion against the ruling coalition to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the next two days.Once submitted, the House of Representatives will set dates for a...

Opposition party increases pressure on government over Bangkok’s smog problem

The Thai government has come under increasing pressure from opposition parties over Bangkok’s continued smog problems, local media reported. Bangkok’s air quality reached 170 on the Air Quality Index on Monday, a level marked as unhealthy. Pheu Thai MP Karun Hosakul...

The BIG Interview: “Why I left the Democrat Party”

Parit "Itim" Wacharasindhu is his own man. Don’t believe the countless articles and exposés comparing him to his uncle, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Parit insists that he is very different. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the comparisons. The two...

Future Forward says new party is ready to go if party gets dissolved

Future Forward’s leaders told supporters on Saturday that a new party was ready to go, should the party get dissolved by the Constitutional Court.“A new party has been prepared, it’s common as this country has dissolved many parties in...

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