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  • NEWS

    Prayut shores up support of military

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 11/09/2016

    » The appointment of a "red beret" army chief is being seen by military observers as a calculated move by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to loosen the long-standing grip of the powerful Burapha Phayak clique backed by Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon.

  • NEWS

    About politics

    News, Published on 18/06/2016

    » Election commissioners cannot seem to write a song that makes the whole world sing v The UDD's anti-graft centres are being squashed before they can get going v Pending military reshuffle throws up some interesting rivalries

  • BUSINESS

    Asian bourses up on China stimulus speculation

    Published on 04/05/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets gained ground Monday after a long holiday weekend, energised by a strong finish on Wall Street last week and gloomy Chinese economic data that heightened expectations for more stimulus measures.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Rapid response rangers take on illegal loggers

    Life, Published on 22/07/2015

    » A rapid response unit of rangers has been set up in response to the rampant poaching of Siamese rosewood ("bloodwood") in Thailand's Eastern Forest Complex. A joint project by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) and Freeland, the new unit will step up protection efforts while increasing security for the rangers involved.

  • NEWS

    2nd Army joins illegal logging fight

    News, Prasit Tangprasert, Published on 19/12/2017

    » The 2nd Army Region will join forest rangers in stepping up a crackdown on illegal logging in Thap Lan National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima's Khon Buri district.

  • LEARNING

    Gen Prayuth takes command

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 01/10/2010

    » Bangkok Post military affairs reporter Wassana Nanuam turns her attention from the outgoing to the incoming army chief.

  • NEWS

    PM rejects talks with Thaksin

    News, Published on 24/02/2016

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday rebuffed former premier Thaksin Shinawatra's offer to hold talks with the government over political divisions, saying he was not paying him any attention.

  • OPINION

    Welcome the army pullout

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/09/2018

    » The army has revealed plans for its greatest change of strategy in public memory. Beginning in a year, it will close the bases and shift most Bangkok-based combat units to outlying provinces. The planned move includes most major units of infantry, cavalry and artillery -- troops, tanks and big guns -- as well as headquarters and support units needed to support them. Two well-known regiments are to be completely decommissioned and all their soldiers reassigned.

  • LEARNING

    Corruption: Same sad story

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 16/08/2012

    » Govt officials & politicians routinely use job to profit from disaster victims, poor rice farmers & forest reserves. Bribes, 50% of government concessions costs.

  • NEWS

    US military loosens rules on women in combat units

    AFP, Published on 10/02/2012

    » The US military opened up some dangerous jobs to female troops but stopped short of repealing a ban on women serving in combat, despite a decade of war where women fought and died on the battlefield.

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