A sustainable economics & sustainable democracy lesson for Thailand? (Up-Date 2)

Is there a sustainable lesson Thailand needs to learn? Most eyes are on how Fascist Suthep’s movement is hurting Thailand, but some medium to long-term planners are more worried about Thailand’s future, with ASEAN AEC, coming into being next year. (Up-Date 1) A grenade and gun attack on Suthep’s gathering, late at night, killed 3…

Foreign journalist club in Thailand makes changes, but “Only superficial on the surface?”

There had been some re-shuffle of the head of the Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand (FCCT), where the old guard, mostly, have long developed long relationship with the Bangkok establishment over the years, were replaced with some new people. The BBC journalist in Bangkok, Jonathan, took over as the club head. While Jonathan was criticized…

Yingluck putting up a good fight against anti corruption unit charges, but will it work?

There is political danger ahead, as Bangkok Post says the anti corruption units is to wrap up investigations, on its charge of corruption against Yinglucks, in about 10 days after this coming Monday. Meanwhile, Fascist Suthep’s supporters, went to the anti corruption HQ, where the Red Shirts were protesting the anti corruption unit. A confrontation…

Risk Assessment? Reuters caution Thai stock market brushing aside “Election Nullification”

The Thai crisis is difficult for many to understand, and risk assessment is difficult. On Friday, the constitutional court voided and nullified the February 2nd election result, participated by about 20 million Thais that most analyst say, Pheu Thai Party and Yingluck won again. Rating agency Standard and Poor’s took a view, told Reuters, quote:…

How involved is Thai Army chief, Prayuth, in arming Fascist Suthep’s movement?

  Thailand’s most popular and respected weekly magazine, Matichon Weekly, cover for this week, is a picture of Thai army chief Prayuth, imposed on a back-ground of split in the middle Red Color and Yellow Color, where of course, in Thailand, Red means democracy, liberty and justice and Yellow means traditional elite. On the cover…