Coup Culture: A US$ Billionaire, self-conflicting analysis, makes pro coup narrative looks low IQ & EQ

The Bangkok Pundit, over at Asian Correspondent, on Jun 11, 2014 (source) has an interesting post on an American in Thailand, William Heinecke. William basically came out to support the coup. And since William had lived in Thailand for some 50 years now and Forbes says William is a US$ billionaire from doing business in…

Injustice Fact: 3) Top Educator, linked to Abhisit & Yellow Shirts, supporting Fascist protesters at Sanam Luang

By Ranger, Thai Intel’s political journalist Arthit Urairat, once a top candidate for the Democrat Party leadership, but then announced his support for Abhisit Vejjajiva, is reportedly backing the fascist gathering at Sanam Luang. Arthit link to the Fascist, comes on top of news that Bangkok Bank, CP and the booze tycoon, Chareon, are also…

Competitiveness: 2) Morgan Stanley, Fitch & UNDP confidence in Thailand increase

By Pooky, Thai Intel’s economics journalist Fitch, a credit rating agency, and Morgan Stanley, the top notch global class investment advising firm, have in recent days, came out to voice confidence in Thailand. Both said Yingluck is doing a proper job. What Fitch and Morgan Stanley says is quite different that what the Thai opposition…

Competitiveness: 1) Factors for Thai “Smart Farm” ready; Can Yingluck put the pieces together to be successful?

By Pooky, Thai Intel’s economics journalist As I watched, people and units, from the ultra rich cartel of Thai rice exporters association, to the far right-wing TDRI, to global news outfit like Reuters that serves the Thai elite establishment, to Thailand‘s opposition party of Abhisit, criticizing to the maximum Yingluck’s rice subsidy scheme, I wonder,…

Competitiveness: 2) Workers productivity up with Yingluck’s higher wage; But more focus on productivity?

By Pooky, Thai Intel’s economics journalist Yingluck just increased Thailand’s minimum wage by about 30% to 300 baht a day. Academic research have found that higher wage results in higher workers productivity. However, most economist and business people in Thailand, believe the higher minimum wage will greatly hurt the millions of Thailand’s Small to Medium…

Competitiveness: 1) Thailand & USA, with about the same rich & poor gap, struggle with “Social Justice”

Capitalism is a concept based on the belief that the capitalist system, is the best and most efficient way to distribute scarce resources. And socialism, such as the times of the Soviet Union, would produce shortages and limited choice. The problem is that under the capitalist system, especially, under the so called Washington Consensus development model,…

Politics: Matichon: Abhisit heads to Hong Kong with message “Populous policy leads to Coups”

By Ranger, Thai Intel’s political journalist Just briefly, despite his populous record, Thailand‘s former prime minister, Abhisit, is heading to Hong Kong to trash populous policy, as leading to coup. The move by Abhisit is obviously, to ride the establishment created wave of anti-populous policy in Thailand as a Fascist general is calling for a…

Politics: National Security Council answers is it possible Thai rice cartel plotting to overthrow Yingluck

By Ranger, Thai Intel’s political journalist Just very briefly, however, is it possible that the  Thai rice exporters, a cartel, that lost much of their profit from their control of Thai rice export business, plotting to overthrow the Yingluck’s government? Well, one thing is for certain, local and global media, from Bangkok Post, Nation, to…

Economics: Hard time for Yingluck rice subsidy brings back memory of Thaksin’s “Populous Program”

By Pooky, Thai Intel’s economics journalist Thailand‘s prime minister, Yingluck, is caught between a rock and a hard place. On one side is a cross-section of pro Thai rice exporter cartel-such as the Asian Development Bank, the long known local anti Yingluck academic and research community like NIDA and TDRI and an alliance of traditionally…

Justice: Damning pictures bring United Nations help to Thai “Truth Body” into questions

By Tammy, Thai Intel’s humanity journalist The Thai Truth and Reconciliation body, according to Kanit, the Thai head of the body, received “Technical” assistance from the United Nations, in putting its report on the brief Thai “Civil War” together. Yesterday, Kanit’s Truth and Reconciliation Body, made its final report. Nearly immediately, the United Nations called…