Upcoming FCCT panel to feature Thai political heavyweights – if the junta allows it…

Originally published at Siam Voices on February 24, 2015 The Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Thailand (FCCT) has just announced this upcoming panel discussion in March. The Future of Politics in Thailand 7pm, Wednesday March 11, 2015 Non-members: 350 Baht entry; Members: Free entry What kind if future does the military’s reform programme promise for Thailand? … More Upcoming FCCT panel to feature Thai political heavyweights – if the junta allows it…

Thai govt pays €38m to Walter Bau, gets royal plane back

Originally published at Siam Voices on August 10, 2011 Bangkok Post reported on Tuesday night: A court in Germany has released the Boeing 737 seized from HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Tuesday. Mr Abhisit told reporters the government has posted the full 38 million euros demanded by Walter … More Thai govt pays €38m to Walter Bau, gets royal plane back

Tongue-Thai’ed! Part VII: Kasit’s last rant

Originally published at Siam Voices on August 2, 2011 “Tongue-Thai’ed!” encapsulates the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures – in short: everything we hear that makes us go “Huh?!”. Check out all past entries here. Outgoing Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya has been one of the most vocal, … More Tongue-Thai’ed! Part VII: Kasit’s last rant

„Der Spiegel“ Interviews Foreign Minister Kasit

NOTE: This post was originally published on July 16, 2010 in a series of guest blogger posts for Bangkok Pundit at AsianCorrespondent. During his diplomatic tour through Europe (previously mentioned here), foreign minister Kasit Piromya gave an interview to the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel. Some lines are familiar to observers of him like … More „Der Spiegel“ Interviews Foreign Minister Kasit

Thai Gov Responds to Aung San Suu Kyi’s Comments, Hilarity Ensues

Thailand’s political crisis shows that a constitution drawn up by the military can never deliver stability, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Saturday, according to her party. (…) ‘A new government coming to power under a constitution drawn up by the military will never be stable,’ he cited her as saying. ‘We do … More Thai Gov Responds to Aung San Suu Kyi’s Comments, Hilarity Ensues

Foreign Minister Kasit Goes Berserk, Suspects Worldwide Pro-Thaksin Conspiracy UPDATE Audio posted

UPDATE: The John Hopkins University, where the talk was held, has posted the full audio of Kasit’s speech. We haven’t been talking about Thaksin for a while, have we? Well, Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya thinks so as well and has used the next best opportunity in front of a microphone to lash out against Thaksin … More Foreign Minister Kasit Goes Berserk, Suspects Worldwide Pro-Thaksin Conspiracy UPDATE Audio posted