US-Asean relations: the important things are simple

Regardless of the status of the November midterm elections, President Biden should attend the Asean-US Summit in Cambodia this fall • Analysis • Submitted content

US-Asean relations: the important things are simple

The US-Asean Special Summit has received little positive evaluation, with focus only on the fact that it was the first US-Asean summit in six years and on the $150 million in “initiatives” announced. Also drawing attention on Twitter was Vice President Kamala Harris’ saying “work together” four times in 20 seconds. The video may have […]

Regional entrepreneurs begin mentoring course ahead of field trials

Regional entrepreneurs begin mentoring course ahead of field trials

A programme to mentor 100 Asean entrepreneurs ahead of the pilot field deployment of sustainable programmes that provide long term community and economic benefits gotten underway at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University earlier this week. Titled ‘eMpowering Youths Across Asean’, the five-day long workshop is a partnership programme between the Asean Foundation and the Maybank Foundation, aimed […]

Thailand election: Under a new reign old order trinity must make way for fresh blood

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Thailand election: Under a new reign old order trinity must make way for fresh blood

More than four years after it seized power in May 2014, Thailand’s military government appears intent on holding onto it indefinitely. Led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has repeatedly delayed the pledged Thailand elections, currently slated for February 2019. However, this could again be pushed back several months […]

Thailand English-language News for January 19 (video)

In Thailand English-language News for January 19, 2018, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: 00:46 | A number of Thai provinces have held remembrance ceremonies for King Naresuan, who died in 1605 after ruling the Ayutthaya Kingdom for almost 15 years. He is most remembered in Thai folklore for a battle on elephant back against Burmese invaders. […]

Thailand English-language News for November 8 (HD video)

In Thailand English-language News for November 8, 2017, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: 00:42 | Prime Minister Prayut-Chan-o-cha yesterday said that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has no plan to set up new political party just yet as it needs to monitor the situation while it remains in office during the next one […]

Thailand English-language News For October 17

In Thailand English-language News for October 17, 2017, Newsline presenter Surapan Laotharanarit tells us about: 01:01 | The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has held a flower-laying ceremony rehearsal at the Government Complex. The ceremony will be held on October 26 for mourners who cannot attend the royal funeral at Sanam Luang. Meanwhile, Bangkok Governor Police General Aswin Kwanmuang has […]

Thailand Ramps up bid to lure tech startups (video)

Thailand Ramps up bid to lure tech startups (video)

 From its northernmost tip to its’ southernmost provinces the buzzword that everyone in Thailand is hearing at the moment is ‘Thailand 4.0’ – and the message that is being relayed is that the Kingdom’s future depends on the development of a more educated, technologically-adept workforce. The video above was was recorded at the recent […]

Thailand English-language News For June 20

In Thailand English-language News for May 20, 2017, Newsline presenter Dhra Dhirakaosal tells us about: 00:38 | Forty per cent of the ropes for pulling the royal chariots during the cremation ceremony of the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej’s have been completed, with the remainder expected to be finished within a few months. 02:09 | Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, General Prawit Wongsuwan, […]

Thailand English-language News For June 13, 2017

In Thailand English-language News for June 13, 2017, Newsline presenter Dhra Dhirakaosal tells us about: 00:39 | Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has been briefed on the state of domestic and international rice trade while chairing the latest meeting of the National Rice Policy Committee (NRPC). He was told global rice prices were increasing, while decreases in India and […]

Thailand English-language News For April 6, 2017

In the April 6, 2017 edition of Newsline, presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: • In order to accommodate the continual flow of people wanting to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Grand Palace will remain open during the Songkran holiday period. • Construction of the royal funeral pyre at Sanam Luang […]

Thailand English-language News For March 8, 2017

In the March 8, 2017 edition of Newsline, presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: • Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed all ministries to follow up on solutions to the informal loan sector and  warned civil servants not to become involved with loan sharing operations or face action. Promising to soon introduce a law on […]

2017 Cambodia Commune Elections Receives Chinese Boost

2017 Cambodia Commune Elections Receives Chinese Boost

When Cambodians go to the polls for the 2017 Cambodia Commune elections they will be exercising their democratic rights with the assistance of the world’s largest communist country, China. In a further gesture of Beijing’s warm relations with Phnom Penh, China’s ambassador to Cambodia, Xiong Bo, has handed $11.7 million in goods to the Cambodia […]