Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace   Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?

Asia Thailand

Tourists Too ?

Thai Junta Guts Toothless Human Rights Commission Posted on February 4, 2015                By                      Our Correspondent                                 Headline, Malaysia, Politics, Thailand The only human rights body that matters Merger plan could erode

The Plot Thickens

Thai Smuggling Ring Tied to Prince?     Asia Sentinel Close   Your Name    Friend Email    Enter Message To Friend             Prince Vajiralongkorn Suspects

Time for Thai Royals to Face Reality

Time for Thai Royals to Face Reality Monarchists are out of touch and one self-exiled Thai woman says, ‘Enough!’ Written by Chatwadee Rose Amornpat FRI,31 OCTOBER 2014 I have often

Princess Srirasami

  Thailand crown prince’s wife resigns from royal role Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn and then Princess Srirasmi in 2008 The wife of Thailand’s Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, Srirasmi, has resigned her royal

Bliss Mansion- Pattaya -Soi Diana off Soi Buakhao

Past It’s Sell By Date (By Along Way ) in 2014 Bliss Mansion – Pattaya –Soi Diana off Soi Buakhao Filthy rooms-  Layer of Dust Everywhere -Room furniture, chairs and doors Under the Bed – Condoms/Packets / Paper and an Inch of DustTiled floor not washedStaff Surly – Room Maid and Reception Not “Managed” Second best will do.Owner says staff hard to get and keepBed Linen change is often stained and supplied with holesMattresses with springs broken on bed edgeAir Conditioners Old Noisy and StrugglingToilets constantly need unblockingTV -Out of the Ark, Picture Blurred & cheapest Free Progs.Fridge not cleaned rusty inside and very OldInternet – Free ?  Temperamental and InconsistentLift not certainNo Entrance facilities for DisabledNow More ExpensiveConstant Noise outside until 2am You have been warned ! Never leave valuables in the roomHotel safe boxes are not safeThai Banks do not give Accounts to foreigners unless you have a Retirement Visa or Similar. And remember that in Thailand, Tourists are Merely Moderated Meal TicketsThe foreigner (farang) is just that to a ThaiThere is little other interest toward them in the Thailand Even less than to the Thai poor by the privileged too. Radical


Thailand’s crown prince strips wife’s family of their royal name Country’s junta will forbid anyone using the royal surname after three   relatives of Princess Srirasmi are embroiled in a corruption

Absolutely ?

Opinion: Time for Thai Royals to Face Reality   Written by Chatwadee Rose Amornpat FRI,31 OCTOBER 2014 Asia Sentinel Close   Your Name    Friend Email    Enter Message To

Thai Tax Hike – 10% VAT?

September 21, 2014 7:00 am JST Thai military junta pushes tax hikes TORU TAKAHASHI, Nikkei staff writer Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has said the country’s current military rulers are

Pattaya- Safer for Chinese ?

Mayor: Pattaya gives privilege to Chinese tourists By Alvaro Lago Sanchez and Du Mingming (People’s Daily Online) 09:38, September 14, 2014   Pattaya, Sept. 11 2014 (People’s Daily Online)  

Thailand Junta Must Engage More with Community

Thai Junta Names an Aging and Conservative Cabinet   Written by Our Correspondent TUE,02 SEPTEMBER 2014 Asia Sentinel Close   Your Name    Friend Email    Enter Message To Friend

All Present and Corrupt or Correct ?

    Thailand’s Crooked Army Written by Our Correspondent WED,20 AUGUST 2014 Asia Sentinel Close   Your Name    Friend Email    Enter Message To Friend          

Fast Movies of Slick Tourist Spots ?

NCPO assigns Culture Ministry to make movies to promote tourism   August 19, 2014 5:30 pm The National Council for Peace and Order Tuesday assigned the Culture Ministry to make

Western Support for Thaksin Corruption

Mystified at Western reports on Thai crisis August 18, 2014 1:00 am   I can’t understand Western media reports on the recent events in Thailand. The   previous protests, mainly

Asia Thailand- Puppets Pulling Strings

Thai Military Shows Yingluck the Door   Written by Our Correspondent FRI,18 JULY 2014 Asia Sentinel               Going somewhere? Court orders her to face

Open All (but 4) Hours in LOS

Thai junta eases curfew amid weak tourism Tue May 27, 2014 9:5PM GMT Thai military junta has announced that it is easing the night-time curfew imposed after a military coup

The Last (Absolute) Kingdom of Thailand ?

Thailand military orders activists to surrender   Thai soldiers take away a protester ahead of a planned gathering in Bangkok, May 25, 2014.   Sun May 25, 2014 7:43AM GMT

Early to Bed For Brits in LOS

Thailand Coup Night Curfew Hits British Holidaymakers   PA  |  Posted: 22/05/2014 18:06       Hundreds of British tourists in Thailand will have to observe a strict night curfew

Political Prisoners

Thailand’s Political Prisoners Written by Giles Ji Ungpakorn WED,30 APRIL 2014 Asia Sentinel           Prisoner of conscience Draconian lese majeste law used against dissenters Somyot Pruksakasemsuk

Asean 2015 -Free Movement of Skilled Labour

Asean 2015: Free movement of labour Published: 5 Jun 2012 at 18.35 Thailand attractive for skilled workers (doctors, nurses, engineers, accountants, tourism) under Asean free labour markets in 2015. In

Asia Thailand- Drought despite Storms

11 Apr 2014 Despite storms, 40 provinces still facing drought Report from Government of Thailand Published on 11 Apr 2014 — View Original   BANGKOK, 11 April 2014 (NNT) –

Asia- What Next for Thailand – Part 2

What Next for Thailand – Part 2 NOW No Welfare State No Maternity Benefit No Disabled Benefit No Unemployment Benefit No Social Justice No Free at Use Health Service What

Asia -What Next for Thailand ?

What Next for Thailand? Thursday 5 December 2013 by Duncan McCargo, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme Everyone knows the answer to this question but abdicate their responsibility to say so. The

Asia Thailand- Palestine Solidarity Campaign -(PSC) Thailand

About PSC Thailand http://www.palestinesolidaritythailand.org/contact     PSC Thailand is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organization with members all over Thailand, both Thais and Expats. PSC Thailand represents people in

Asia -Restarting Thailand

“International Transparency” has Thailand as the 102nd most corrupt country in the world. Alongside Panama and Moldova. Philippines is 94th along with India. So to “Restart Thailand” first address the

Asia Thailand- High Thai-m for change

The Weakness of Thailand’s Royalists Written by Patrick Jory MON,10 FEBRUARY 2014 Asia Sentinel In this post from New Mandala, an Australian academic adds up the numbers and finds the

Asia Thailand- Up The Red Shirts !

Thai red shirts leader says ‘It’s time to get rid of the elite’ As election day approaches in Thailand, supporters of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra vow to take to the

Asia Thailand – Nice Rice ?

Burmese smugglers get rich on Yingluck Shinawatra’s £13 billion Thai rice subsidies A populist subsidy on rice by Thailand’s ruling party is enabling smugglers from neighbouring Burma to make a