Jatuporn to be Yingluck’s first test on clean Thailand government

Jatuporn to be Yingluck’s first test on clean Thailand government

For the past three years one of the most familiar faces at red-shirt rallies across Thailand has been that of United Front for Democracy (UDD) co-leader and former Pheu Thai Party (PTP) MP Jatuporn Prompan, now languishing in the Bangkok Remand Center and threatening to become the first real test of how clean the newly […]

Leaked cable shows USA influencing Thai law & justice system for 60 years

Leaked cable shows USA influencing Thai law & justice system for 60 years

A confidential US Government cable allegedly sent by former American ambassador to Thailand Eric John (pictured at left) to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton provides an interesting insight into how embedded US agencies are in the Southeast Asian kingdom and the role the super-power has had in manipulating domestic Thai policies. Labelled “Embassy […]

Tiffany’s Universe transgender swimsuit competition 2011 photo special

Tiffany’s Universe transgender swimsuit competition 2011 photo special

In Search of of Miss Sexy Star 2011 – Tiffany’s Universe transgender swimsuit competition photo special Related: Sirapatsorn Attayakorn (‡∏®‡∏¥‡∏£‡∏†‡∏±‡∏™‡∏™‡∏£ ‡∏≠‡∏±‡∏í‡∏¢‡∏Ň∏£), 2011 Miss Tiffany‚Äôs Universe (‡∏°‡∏¥‡∏™‡∏ó‡∏¥‡∏ü‡∏ü‡∏≤‡∏ô‡∏µ‡πà ‡∏¢‡∏π‡∏ô‡∏¥‡πć∏߇∏¥‡∏£‡πå‡∏™ 2554) Related: Serinapa Petchaboon (‡∏®‡∏¥‡∏£‡∏¥‡∏ô‡∏†‡∏≤ ‡πć∏û‡∏ä‡∏£‡∏ö‡∏π‡∏£‡∏ì‡πå) is Miss Unlimited Sexy Star 2011 (‡πŇ∏•‡∏∞ ‡∏™‡∏≤‡∏߇∏á‡∏≤‡∏°‡∏ó‡∏µ‡πà‡πć∏ã‡πá‡∏Ň∏ã‡∏µ‡πà‡∏ó‡∏µ‡πà‡∏™‡∏∏‡∏î 2554) Related:¬† Thailand‚Äôs most beautiful ladyboys line up for Miss Tiffany‚Äôs Universe 2011   […]

War on drugs a failure says international group

War on drugs a failure says international group

Almost 100 years after the League of Nations first law on narcotics (drugs), the International Opium Convention of 1912, a report released yesterday, June 2, 2011, says the global war on drugs is a failure and governments need to initiate other policies, including legalising marijuana and other currently controlled substances. The report, War on drugs […]

Thailand authorities dismiss chlorpyrifos as cause of Chiang Mai hotel tourist deaths

Thailand authorities dismiss chlorpyrifos as cause of Chiang Mai hotel tourist deaths

Thailand public health authorities have dismissed claims made by New Zealand 60 Minutes that the widely-used chemical agent chlorpyrifos is behind the deaths of a number of tourists at the Downtown Inn in Chiang Mai earlier this year. The New Zealand current affairs program, supported by United Nations scientist Dr. Ron McDowall, made the claim […]

Red-shirts return to Ratchaprasong for anniversary of deadly 2010 crackdown

Red-shirts return to Ratchaprasong for anniversary of deadly 2010 crackdown

This story was updated at 6:45pm May 27, 2011. Additional/ edited text in blue type. One year after the violent military crackdown against red-shirt (‡πć∏™‡∏∑‡∏≠‡πâ‡πŇ∏î‡∏á) anti-government protesters in the heart of the Bangkok business district more than 10,000 of the groups faithful gathered at the Ratchaprasong intersection today, May 19, 2011, to mark the deaths […]

Who killed Seh Daeng?

Who killed Seh Daeng?

One year ago today as red-shirt (เสือ้แดง) protesters hunkered down behind fearsome looking bamboo and tire barricades blockading about 8 sq.km (3 sq.miles) of the central Bangkok business district, surrounded by heavily armed Royal Thai Army (RTA) (กองทัพบก) troops, one of the protest movements most colorful figures, RTA specialist, Major-General Khattiya Sawatdiphon (ขัตติยะ สวัสดิผล), affectionately […]

Chiang Mai tourist death hotel mystery remains – governor slams foreign media report

Chiang Mai tourist death hotel mystery remains – governor slams foreign media report

This story was updated at 10:25am May 15, 2011. Additional/ edited text in green type. Mystery still surrounds the deaths of six foreign tourists and a Thai national tourist guide who stayed at The Downtown Inn in Chiang Mai earlier this year, with Provincial Governor ML Panadda Disakul criticising foreign media for exaggerating news that […]

Dow chemical’s chlorpyrifos pesticide found in Chiang Mai tourist death hotel

Dow chemical’s chlorpyrifos pesticide found in Chiang Mai tourist death hotel

An investigation conducted by New Zealand’s 60 Minutes current affairs program titled To Die For has found high levels of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in The Downtown Inn, the Chiang Mai hotel linked to the deaths of at least seven tourists earlier this year (see: Lost smiles in LOS as Thailand travel tragedies website goes live). […]