Nationality Check Deadline Leaves Burmese Migrants in Limbo

Today is the end of the deadline for foreign migrant workers to identify their nationalities to the Thai authorities. This leaves many, especially Burmese nationals, in fear because this procedure includes handing over personal details to the country they have fled from. If they do not comply with the authorities, the workers are threatened to … More Nationality Check Deadline Leaves Burmese Migrants in Limbo

Supreme Court Seize 46 Billion Baht of Thaksin’s Assests

After nearly seven hours this is the verdict: Thailand’s Supreme Court has ruled that former PM Thaksin Shinawatra’s family should be stripped of more than half a contested $2.3bn fortune. The court said $1.4bn (£910m) of the assets were gained illegally through conflict of interest when Mr Thaksin was prime minister. The funds were frozen … More Supreme Court Seize 46 Billion Baht of Thaksin’s Assests

What will happen on Feburary 26, 2010?

The Supreme Court will give it’s verdict this Friday on whether or not, partially or entirely, to seize 76 billion baht ($2.3 billion) of frozen assets which belongs to Thaksin Shinawatra. Meanwhile, hundreds of extra security forces have been deployed in Bangkok including military personnel to support the police. The Red Shirts have also gathered, … More What will happen on Feburary 26, 2010?

“Thailand: Warring Colours” – A Beginner’s Guide to the Thai Political Crisis

In December 2009 Al Jazeera English have aired a 45-minute long documentary “Thailand: Warring Colours” about the ongoing political crisis. I think it does a good job summarizing the key moments and issues that are plaguing the country for years. Some newsmakers like Prime Minister Abhisit Vejajiva and well, you-know-who are being interviewed as well … More “Thailand: Warring Colours” – A Beginner’s Guide to the Thai Political Crisis