Anti-Suthep Surpasses Anti-Thaksin As Laziest Expat Opinion

BANGKOK – After two months of sustained and disruptive anti-government protests, hating protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has become more popular than hating Thaksin Shinawatra among expatriates in Thailand who don’t know anything about Thailand , according to new research data. Surveys of Thaivisa.com forums, politically-minded Facebook pages, and the comment sites of Thailand’s two English language... 

Yingluck Announces Pledged-Rice Ski Mountain

  BANGKOK – Attempting to counter accusations of economic mismanagement, the government unveiled today a bold proposal to turn all of its unsold rice stocks into a “world-class tourist attraction and sports destination” by creating the world’s largest artificial ski mountain. At a joint press conference with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra revealed images... 

Yingluck Asks Prada Salesgirl For More Serious-Looking Handbag

RATCHPRASONG — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra made another bold move to shore up her political credibility last week by seeking the most serious-looking handbag available. While shopping at the Prada store at Gaysorn Plaza on Friday, the prime minister shunned the latest collection on display and asked sales associate Meethavai Supalai for something that looked “more prime-minister-y.” “Normally... 

Yingluck Not Even Trying To Pretend To Be Prime Minister Anymore

BANGKOK – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has officially stopped pretending to be the elected leader of the nation, sources reported Friday. Despite officially holding the title of prime minister, the sister of ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra will no longer continue the pointless façade of being qualified to run the country or even interested in doing so, according to anonymous insiders and... 

Allow Me To Explain Our Version Of Thai History

You seem a little confused by all of this, so let me try and help you understand what’s really going on. As a Thai person, I have a unique insight into the situation that you simply do not. You can’t appreciate our country’s current events just by reading those academic, peer-reviewed books of yours, because they rely far too much on facts and corroboration, and miss out on the nuances that define...