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…

Competitiveness: 1,000s of jobs in Euro Zone likely with ASEAN solar energy, points IMS Research (Up-Dated)

By Pooky, Thai Intel’s economics journalist Yingluck is heading to Laos for the Europe ASEAN meet in a few days. Latest news relating to Euro Zone and ASEAN is IMS Research, that says the ASEAN solar energy market could re-vive the ailing Euro Zone solar energy firms. That can only mean jobs and jobs security…

Diplomacy: Tibetans self-immolation & the implications for ASEAN, USA & Japan

By Ranger, Thai Intel’s political journalist News comes of the China occupied Tibet, nearly every week, of Tibetans self-immolation, in protest of that occupation. The many pictures and video of those self-immolation, are horrific reminder, of how desperate the struggle for freedom and independence in Tibet have come to be. Desperation against Super Power actions…

Competitiveness: “Go Global before Go Local” An indigenous Thai concept sparks success & followers

By Pooky, Thai Intel’s economics journalist My great apology, for not getting the names. However, a few weeks ago, a Twitterer mentioned four “Very Successful” Thai firms that are similar, in that they have gone global, before going local. “These firms would go global to build brand recognition and reputation, and with the global recognition…

Diplomacy: UK’s Thai ambassador touts “Neutrality” after a Vietnam posting filled with political activisism

By Ranger, Thai Intel’s political journalist The UK, over the centuries, have lost most of its hard power, and now it is mostly, a small irrelevant island country. But through that long global leadership role, through the centuries, it has become a global “Moral and Cultural” leader, possessing cutting edge intelligence. But is that “Moral…

ASEAN Defense: Myanmar, not Thailand, Cobra Gold involvement shy away from “Urban Warfare Training”

By Stingray, Thai Intel’s national security journalist Few global observer bat an eye that last year Thai USA “Cobra Gold” annual military exercise included “Urban Terrain Combat Warfare Training.” That urban combat training, comes only after the 2010 Thai military crack-down on civilians, that killed about 100. Now Myanmar may observe Cobra Gold, reports Voic…

Competitiveness: Rolls Royce & Boeing push Thailand & Malaysia aerospace industry

By Stingray, Thai Intel’s national security journalist Local press in Thailand and Malaysia reports two of the globe’s leading aerospace firms, Rolls Royce and Boeing are active in developing the aerospece insustry in the two countries. If one were to trace ASEAN‘s drive into the aero space industry, no doubt, the leader was Indonesia-in that…