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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Supreme Court Seize 46 Billion Baht of Thaksin’s Assests

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