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 … Continue reading Nationality Check Deadline Leaves Burmese Migrants in Limbo
“What Else?” is a regular look at all the other things that happened in Thailand, Germany, on the web and in between. After a very long court verdict, let’s look what’s left of this week. An Indian NGO called the “5th Pillar” have the high aim of fighting corruption (sounds familiar, eh?). They hope achieve … Continue reading What Else? No. 1 – Zero Rupees Note Edition
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 … Continue reading Supreme Court Seize 46 Billion Baht of Thaksin’s Assests
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, … Continue reading What will happen on Feburary 26, 2010?
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 … Continue reading “Thailand: Warring Colours” – A Beginner’s Guide to the Thai Political Crisis
Thailand’s former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been at a lot of places. Be it in Cambodia (twice), Uganda, Montenegro, Dubai, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea and many more – the man has allocated a lot of mileage. And for good reason. Since he was toppled in a military coup in 2006, he made a brief … Continue reading How Thaksin Got Into Germany
After much thought and even more procrastination, I decided to start my personal blog. Though it might be an obsolete idea to launch a blog in the year 2010, where most internet-savvy people prefer to express their opinions bite-sized on platforms like Twitter. Even though I have been a vivid Twitter user (@Saksith) for some … Continue reading So, I have a blog now…