Diplomacy: Thailand’s junta spokesman? An Intelligence Officer who Directs Foreign Liaison (Embassies) Division

It is a stark contrast between German’s news unit, DW, on Human Rights Watch saying, quote: “Thai junta has ‘severely harmed’ faith in democracy” and Scoop News, headline on the Thai junta spokesman, Werachon, saying “Don’t Say “Coup Destroying Democracy” in Thailand. Meet Werachon, the Thai junta spokesman, that is a character, right out of…

Economics: Junta shake-up Thai state enterprises! Improve Management or Rich Picking?

Prayuth is shaking-up state enterprises, with the stated goal of improving performance and will likely be appointing a host of new CEO and board members to the state enterprises. Of course, Thailand is infested with corruption and bad management, and the Thai military is “No Exception” to the rule. On corruption, after the 2006 coup,…

Human Rights: Latest victim of Prayuth’s junta abuse? Cambodian Migrant Workers

The Prayuth junta is off to a nasty start, as far as human rights are concerned. After being blasted by the UN and Asian high commissions for human rights violation, related the junta crack-down on anti-coup protesters, the junta tool Thailand straight into another human rights crisis, with Thailand being the only country globally, refusal…

Orwell’s 1984: 4) UK academics urge Thai junta to stop harassing academics, students

Right after the coup, Ptayuth’s junta began summoning and rounding up academics and other leading Thai thinkers, and homes have been raided. Many have fled Thailand, refusing to surrender. What is left in Thailand today, as can be seen in Thailand’s press, is very little independent  thought. One report of such raid, on a family,…

Geo-Econ/Polit: “We are an economic force to reckon with,” Thai junta threats the world

“We are an economic force to reckon with,” says Sihasak Phuangketkeow, Thailand’s Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, at the ongoing Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, meaning, Thailand is threatening the globe, with its economic power. Before the Thai 2014 Thai Coup, Thailand’s junta head, Prayuth, said over and over, “There will be no coup, and a…

Thai Crisis: “There is only buying time, to keep the Shinawatra out of Thai politics” (Up-Date)

A few days ago, I was told of a story, about an attempt to break Thailand “Political Grid-Lock.” A Chulalongkorn University, where the university is a staunch Royalist that is anti-Shinawatra and support Suthep’s PDRC, engineer department graduate, where the department is one of the most influential academic department in Thailand, where the graduate also…

Humanity: Holy Press Conference, Holy Cones, Holy Neutral PM & Holy Coup (Up-Date 2)

  Suthep’s PDRC Movement, called “Like Mussolini Black Shirts” by Cato at Liberty, has taken control of Thailand’s Government House Complex to give press conference and been violently and vicioulsly attacking anyone who moved “Traffic Cones” the movement has set up. With those activities, and no one seemingly know how Thailand can move forward, has…

Economics: Hit with “Judicial Coup” double whammy, Thailand skid towards a recession (Up-Date 2)

Perhaps “Spinning A Presentable Face” Thailand’s Central Bank governor, Prasarn, told the Bangkok Post yesterday, quote: “The Thai economy can withstand the prolonged domestic political uncertainties in the short run thanks to the country’s strong fundamentals.” That political crisis, says Gwynne Dyer, a syndicated columnist in some 50 countries, on May 08, 2014, is about,…