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Upcoming FCCT panel to feature Thai political heavyweights – if the junta allows it…

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015 7:14PM UTC Comments Off on Upcoming FCCT panel to feature Thai political heavyweights – if the junta allows it…

The Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Thailand (FCCT) has just announced this upcoming panel discussion in March. The Future of Politics in Thailand 7pm, Wednesday March 11, 2015 Non-members: 350 Baht entry; Members: Free entry What kind if future does the military’s reform programme promise for Thailand? And will there be space for existing political parties...

Kasit: Thailand must sever ties if US doesn’t extradite Thaksin

By Tue, Jul 10, 2012 3:35PM UTC 0 Comment

Democrat MP and former Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya, a former ambassador to the US (under Thaksin!!!), is quoted by The Nation: Kasit, a party-list MP of the opposition Democrat Party, said the US always says that it is a world leader that respects the law and human rights under democratic principles. When the US asked...

Thai govt pays €38m to Walter Bau, gets royal plane back

By Wed, Aug 10, 2011 7:25AM UTC 0 Comment

By Saksith Saiyasombut Bangkok Post reported on Tuesday night: A court in Germany has released the Boeing 737 seized from HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Tuesday. Mr Abhisit told reporters the government has posted the full 38 million euros demanded by Walter Bau company in an account to...

Will Thailand pay bond to get plane in Munich back?

By Thu, Aug 04, 2011 12:00PM UTC Comments Off on Will Thailand pay bond to get plane in Munich back?

After the Boeing plane used by the Crown Prince was seized in Munich last month, the local court ruled during the initial hearing that the plane could only be released upon payment of a 20 million euro bond/guarantee. Initially, the Thai government refused to pay.  The Nation: “We are confident that the aircraft belongs to...

Tongue-Thai’ed! Part VII: Kasit’s last rant

By Tue, Aug 02, 2011 8:30AM UTC 0 Comment

By Saksith Saiyasombut “Tongue-Thai’ed!” encapsulates the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures – in short: everything we hear that makes us go “Huh?!”. Check out all past entries here. Outgoing Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya has been one of the most vocal, if not the nmost colorful representative...