Human Rights: Forbes says TIP (Slave Labor) report another “Black Eye” for Thailand

Thailand just got “Slammed for Human Trafficking” in U.S. State Dept. Report, says Forbes. And Forbes says Thailand is bracing for the repercussion. On repercussion, the Thai junta is counting on Thailand not having to face sanctions. The junta spokesman, before the report came out, said the junta does not expect, if Thailand was downgraded,…

Investments: Stock & Coup? Despite Mark Mobius & Morgan Stanley “Bullishness” many not convinced

When the emerging market guru, Mark Mobius speak, people usually listen. When Morgan Stanley, with the globe biggest investment fund under management speaks, people usually listen. And when it comes to the Thai stock market, both, Mark Mobius and Morgan Stanley are bullish, making statements that basically, says, the Thai coup gives hope for a…

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…

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…

Communications: Yingluck at 44% & Abhisit at 22%! Elite controlled Thai press & Thai social network irrelevant?

By Terence Chulavachana A recent Thai poll asked the Thais, if an election was held today, who will you vote for? About 44% of respondent said for Yingluck‘s Pheu Thai Party and the closest runner-up is Abhisit‘s Democrat Party at about 22%. When Thaksin said Thailand’s two Englich newspapers, meaning Bangkok Post and Nation were…

Yingluck Focus: 4) Rice subsidy? Yingluck hit by Economic Imperialism!

By Investigative Journalism into Controversial Thailand Introduction How well off are Thai farmers? How well off are farmers in the Eurozone and USA? The fact is, Thai farmers are dirt-poor in comparison. How much is Thailand’s farm subsidy? And how much is the Eurozone and USA farm subsidy? The fact is, Thailand’s farm subsidy is…

Coup Focus: 1) German researcher found Thailand at “High Risk” of more coups

By Ranger, Thai Intel political journalist With the middle class of Bangkok, including most press, welcoming the 2006 coup, and as recent as 2012, a protest by the far extreme right wing, calling for a coup to freeze Thailand, getting about 10K to 20K protesters,  a question many ask is if more coup can occur…

Journalism: 2) With Thai Cambodia relations boiling, Thai press needs “Fact Check Service”

by Tammy, Thai Intel’s humanity journalist During the height of the Thai Cambodia relationship difficulties a few years back, I opened up the newspaper one morning, and found that every Thai newspaper had reported that Cambodia artillery opened fired on Thai territory, the night before, damaging schools and houses. The report said Thailand’s army fired its artillery…