Not happening: Thai King slaps down attempt to drag royal house into politics

Not happening: Thai King slaps down attempt to drag royal house into politics

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has slapped-down an attempt by a newly formed political party to drag the Thai royal house into the coming general election. In a statement published in the Royal Gazette late yesterday (Feb 8) and broadcast nationwide on all television channels late last night, King Bodindradebayavarangkun said that while Princess Ubolratana […]

Thailand English-language News For October 16

In Thailand English-language News for October 16, 2017, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: 01:07 | The Thai government has reassured the public of security measures to be deployed during the royal cremation, and brushed off a rumor that a group of ill-intentioned people will cause a public disturbance to disrupt the ceremony. 01:57 | Royal crematorium […]

Thailand English-language News For October 11 (HD video)

In Thailand English-language News for October 11, 2017, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: 00:37 | Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, Ormsin Chivapruck, has asked those attending the royal funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej to be respectful when taking pictures and sharing information online. Meanwhile, the First Army Area has chaired a workshop […]

Thailand English-language News For June 30

In Thailand English-language News for June 30, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: 00:40 | Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wissanu Krea-ngam has announced that leisure activities will not be banned during the cremation ceremony of the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej in October. However, he suggested that organisers observe the Royal Cremation Day on October 26. 01:36 | National Legislative […]

Thailand English-language News For May 22, 2017

In Thailand English-language News for May 22, 2017, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: • Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said he is happy with the junta’s achievements since seizing power three years ago, but has warned that there are still people who are attempting to discredit the government and tarnish its reputation, despite its achievements. • […]

Thailand English-language News For April 25, 2017

In Thailand English-language News for April 25, 2017, Newsline presenter Dhra Dhirakaosal tells us about: • The Employment Promotion Division (EPD) of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is accepting volunteers to help prepare sandalwood flowers for the royal funeral of the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej. Nanthawan Chatsakulpen, director of the EPD, said training was being provided for 36 […]

Thailand English-language News For April 24, 2017

In Thailand English-language News for April 24, 2017, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: •Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the police, military, and civil authorities to strictly enforce the country’s laws that ban those under 20-years-old from entering entertainment venues. According to Thailand government spokesperson, Lieutenant General Sansern Kaewkamnerd, authorities have been ordered to ensure strict […]

Thailand English-language News For April 18, 2017

In Thailand English-language News for April 18, 2017, Newsline presenter Dhra Dhirakaosal tells us about: • Four subcommittees that have been hearing submissions from a range of stakeholders in regard to reconciliation will meet with Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, General Prawit Wongsuwan, to discuss any major concerns and suggestions before they are submitted to […]

Thailand English-language News For April 17, 2017

In Thailand English-language News for April 17, 2017, Newsline presenter Dhra Dhirakaosal tells us about: • Members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) have commenced studying two of the organic laws which need to be in place before a Thailand general election can take place. The draft election commission act and the draft political party act are scheduled […]

Thailand English-language News For April 14, 2017

In Thailand English-language News for April 14, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: • The Bureau of the Royal Household has affirmed that the Grand Palace will remain open during the 2017 Songkran holiday period to enable those wishing to pay their respects to the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October 13 after a […]

Thailand English-language News For April 13, 2017

In Thailand English-language News for April 13, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: • Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday that the drafting of ten organic laws will be completed on time and planning for a Thailand general election should start early in 2018. • The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has put on […]