SEARCH

Did you mean: coup

Showing 1-9 of 9 results

  • NEWS

    Activist: 'Prayut as democracy hero' book a lie

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/04/2018

    » Firebrand activist Srisuwan Janya has vowed to sue the Fine Arts Department if it fails to recalls a book called the History of Thailand, which depicts coup maker and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as a patron of democracy.

  • OPINION

    Double-edged sword called Section 44

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/03/2017

    » At first, the interim charter's Section 44 appears like a hidden sword that a knight in shining armour brings out only to fight a justifiable cause. Indeed, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha makes us believe so. Power and force will be used when necessary and applied constructively, we are told.

  • LIFESTYLE

    New books worth reading

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 29/12/2016

    » From Dust To Dust: A Journalist's Memoir

  • OPINION

    Thais must face up to China reality

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 28/03/2016

    » There has always been a special bond between China and Thailand, which hosts the largest overseas Chinese community in the world. In Thai culture, the Chinese influence is easily traced, through descendants whose origins can be found in rural areas of the southern Chinese mainland, from where their ancestors fled poverty, communism and political oppression to the more hospitable environs of Thailand.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Watching history unfold

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/04/2015

    » When Vitthya Vejjajiva said he was going to write a biography of Phan Wannamethee — diplomat, Red Cross chief, former Free Thai Movement member and ex-permanent secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) — he received encouragement from everyone except his subject.

  • NEWS

    Is Bangkok savvy enough to become a 'smart city'?

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 24/03/2018

    » The "smart city" has become a new buzzword for development policy in the Thailand 4.0 initiative, which would see big cities in the country like Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and the Eastern Economic Corridor, transformed into technology hubs. The government has established the National Smart City Committee and invited various agencies and experts to join. Sarinee Achavanuntakul was one of the experts invited to sit on the committee, but she turned down the military-led invitation. A Harvard graduate economist, Ms Sarinee had worked in banking and investment before opening Sal Forest Co. Ltd, a research firm on corporate sustainability. She has also launched and operates the respected online investigative news Thai Publica website. Her latest research project is about the current capacity of cities in Thailand to handle increasing levels of tourism. Ms Sarinee spoke to City Talk about how unsustainable Bangkok is and how big data and modern technology can help.

  • OPINION

        An election singing the same old tune

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 05/06/2017

    » The harsh public criticism against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his "four questions" gives an impression that people in country look forward to an election. Putting aside the fact that some politicians can be unscrupulous, or there might be a possibility of street demonstrations, it appears people are willing to give democracy a chance. After all, it is my belief that Thais have special relations with democracy.

  • OPINION

    Blackout reveals no shortage of protest energy

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 31/05/2013

    » Because of the recent epic blackout in the southern region of Thailand, Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal told us that we need a new coal-fired power plant in Krabi and other provinces.

  • OPINION

    Don't believe the doom mongers

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/01/2012

    » At last, the Bhumibhol Dam did not collapse before midnight on Dec 31, 2011.

Your recent history

  • Recently searched

    • Recently viewed links

      Did you find what you were looking for? Have you got some comments for us?