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  • In 12 months Future Forward has grown into a leading Thai political force

    In 12 months Future Forward has grown into a leading Thai political force

    “If anyone talks about fear, we should tell them that, if we are afraid, we will never be able to step forward.” Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, Future Forward’s 40 year old leader, assured the public yesterday that the party is not aggressive and will not seek to turn everything upside down and inside out “but move Thai society forward whereby democracy is not an alternative, but the only path for the country.” This was the central message as he gave his vision speech at Thammasat University, on the first anniversary of the founding of the party (June 8, 2018). In just one year Future Forward has gone from zero to hero in the minds of many Thais, especially the younger generation, who flocked to the new political alternative giving the new party third place in the general election on March 24 this year, ahead of the Democrats and other more established parties. Last Wednesday Thanathorn faced off against Junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha in a vote for PM – a vote stacked against him with the Senate participating in the parliamentary election and voting as a bloc for the incumbent PM.

  • Truck collides with power pole in Krabi, driver injured

    Truck collides with power pole in Krabi, driver injured

    A truck has collided with a power pole after the driver allegedly fell asleep at the wheel in Krabi today. The truck, carrying palm tree trunks, collided with a power pole on Phetkasem Road in Krabi city. The power pole was broken and cables had been pulled down

  • Democrats walk away from coalition as bickering continues over ministerial portfolios

    Democrats walk away from coalition as bickering continues over ministerial portfolios

    It was off, then on again. Now it appears that it’s off, but that could change as today continues. The Pro-army Palang Pracharat’s efforts to build a coalition to form a majority government in the new Thai lower house have reached a new stumbling block amid bickering over ministerial portfolios,.

  • Election: The problems ahead, Tuesday

    Election: The problems ahead, Tuesday

    PHOTO: The political dance of horse-trading begins. Prayut Chan-o-cha in campaign mode And so we awake on the second day since the election. With 95% of votes counted we’re in firm territory now as far as voting trends are concerned

  • BTS launch their new album on April 12, appear on Saturday Night Live the next day. Why this matters.

    BTS launch their new album on April 12, appear on Saturday Night Live the next day. Why this matters.

    The music business is about to have another one of those seismic shifts in the next month as the power of the music business continues to dribble away from western record company influences to a more democratic, social media-driven, business model.

  • King Power’s duty free monopoly under review

    King Power’s duty free monopoly under review

    King Power Duty Free’s monopoly of duty free concessions at some of Thailand’s busiest airports may be coming to an end. The Thai PM has warned against the “monopolisation” of the country’s airport duty free sector ordering a review of the auctioning process that could threaten the multi-billion-dollar empire of current concession holder King Power. Thailand expects to welcome over 40 million foreign visitors this year, mostly through its airports which rake in an estimated US$1.9 billion a year in duty free sales

  • Truck crash in Rawai pulls down power lines causing six hour blackout

    Truck crash in Rawai pulls down power lines causing six hour blackout

    PHOTOS: PEA A truck accident in Rawai has caused a blackout in Rawai for over six hours. (Some residents from Rawai contacted The Thaiger explaining that the power was off for 12 hours, not six as claimed by the PEA.) The Phuket Provincial Electric Authority reports that at 9.30pm last night a truck accident pulled down two power poles.

  • Thailand’s sponsorship market grew 19% – 2018

    Thailand’s sponsorship market grew 19% – 2018

    ASN  (Asia Sponsorship News) has just released its Sponsorship Market Overview for Thailand 2018. Local agencies have had their say on the performance of the Southeast Asian sponsorship marketplace. 2018 was a robust year for Thailand’s Sponsorship market, growing 19% year-on-year to US$223.4 million (2017’s total investment was US$188.2 million) and making grounds on reaching its previous (outlier) market peak of US$247.8 million in 2015

  • Chinese tourists spend big during Chinese New Year holiday

    Chinese tourists spend big during Chinese New Year holiday

    Spending by Chinese tourists during the Chinese New Year holiday around the world was the highest in Thailand. Alipay, a leading digital payment platform offered by Ant Financial, an affiliate of Alibaba Group has done the sums. The transactions were recorded between February 4-10, and data drawn from the 54 international markets where Alipay is accepted.

  • New Camry Hybrid provides luxury in a larger model with electric advantages

    New Camry Hybrid provides luxury in a larger model with electric advantages

    by Kingsley Wijayasinha – The Nation Weekend The interest in electric cars is hotting up in Thailand but Thai manufacturers, so far, have been reluctant to take the FULL electric plunge. In the meantime Toyota is hoping their new Camry Hybrid will draw a good number of customers thanks to its packaging overhaul.