Daily Archives: September 7, 2020

Thailand’s Conservative Government Grapples with Royal Reckoning

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Thailand’s largely decentralized protest movement and evolving internet landscape will make it tough for the country’s conservative government to mute mounting calls to rein in the country’s powerful monarchy, observers say. Human rights lawyer Anon Nampa broke a decades-long taboo by challenging the king’s powers in public at a pro-democracy protest

Thailand hunts for new finance minister to tackle economy in crisis

After its finance minister’s surprise exit, Thailand is looking for a new chief to steer its economy through the coronavirus crisis, with the outgoing central bank boss being linked to the job and a deputy minister throwing his hat into the ring. Banker Preedee Daochai quit as finance minister on Tuesday after only a few

Thai court orders two detained protest leaders released from prison

Remanded protest leaders Anon Nampa and Panupong Jaadnok were released from Bangkok Special Prison at about 6pm this evening by order of the Criminal Court, at the request of the police, apparently to ease political pressure on the Government from the anti-dictatorship protest groups. Police from Samranrat police station filed a petition with the Criminal

Thailand Is Preparing for Becoming a Super-Aged Society

The Government has adjusted the Action Plan for Older Persons, 2020-2022, to prepare for Thailand entering a “super-aged” society in the next 10 years.   Deputy Government Spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek said that the Government had included an aging society in the national agenda. Next year, the number of people aged 60 and over in Thailand would

Labour Minister Joins Mitsubishi and DENSO Workers Union Annual General Meeting to Promote Employee and Employer Relations to Build the Nation and Investments

The Labour Minister joined the Mitsubishi Automobile Thailand Workers Union Annual General Meeting and DENSO Thailand Workers Union Annual General Meeting. He emphasized the strengthening of participation among all parties following the “Uniting Thailand to Create a Nation” policy to support employer and employee reconciliation, resulting in a favourable working atmosphere and investment promotion. The

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 7 September 2020

When the next pandemic comes, the world must be ready. Part of every country’s commitment to build back better must therefore be to invest in public health, as an investment in a healthier and safer future.There are many examples of countries that have done exactly that. Many of these countries have done well because they