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,…

ASEAN Diplomacy: Prayuth’s Boast & Malaysia’s Snub

Prayuth’s Boast & Malaysia’s Snub! On this past Sunday, Thai junta head, Prayuth, went on TV and “Boasted” that foreign countries were more understanding of Thailand. However, just a day earlier, Bangkok Post national security journalist twittered, that Malaysia, similar to Thailand in having an elite ruling class governs the country in a very monopolistic…

Coup Culture: No “Red Carpet” only “High Security” for Prayuth’s free to Thais guts & glory war movie

No “Red Carpet” only “High Security” for Prayuth’s free to Thais “Guts & Glory” war movie! Prayuth’s junta is offering all Thais to see a “Guts & Glory” movie about ancient Thai war. Thai junta free movie comes with strings attach, however, local news reports. The strings are one cannot leave the movie theater once…

Thai Crisis: Global press alliance says “Free media a necessity for reconciliation in Thailand”

Thailand moved deeper into Orwell’s 1984 today. Thailand’s government public relations TV, NBT, news director was removed for airing anti-coup news today (source). The news director of the state-run NBT television station was abruptly removed today for broadcasting a news item which was deemed opposing the National Council for Peace and Order. The station director,…

Geo Polit/Econ: Thailand’s junta sever Yunnan-Singapore High Speed Rail project

Thailand’s junta regime postponed Yunnan-Singapore high speed rail project! The Thai junta has approved a US$100 billion deal for infrastructure development, however cutting out High Speed Rail (HSR) that the Yingluck Shinawatra government approved. The result is the cancellation of China’s dream of a “Yunnan Singapore High Speed Network”. AP, the wire service, reports:  “The…

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…

Business: Behind Prayuth’s glory free World Cup success, a damaged operator

Thailand’s entertainment giant, RS, not happy with junta’s free World Cup happiness campaign. Thailand’s entertainment giant, RS, where its Investor relations says the firm would like to inspire everyone to share and forward happiness, is not happy with Prayuth’s junta “Free World Cup” campaign to bring happiness to Thailand. RS, the firms that has the…