Archive of leaked US cables on Thailand

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2004

October

04BANGKOK7216 PM THAKSIN KICKS OFF HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN WITH PROMISES APLENTY

04BANGKOK7313 THAI VIEWS OF A MORE ASSERTIVE CHINA

2005

January

05BANGKOK628 LOST IN THAILAND’S TSUNAMI: BURMESE MIGRANT WORKERS

05BANGKOK673 THAILAND REFOCUSES ON NATIONAL ELECTION

05BANGKOK685  NORTHEAST THAILAND: PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW

05BANGKOK704  PACOM COMMANDER ADMIRAL FARGO MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER THAKSIN, JANUARY 19

05BANGKOK706  PACOM ADM FARGO’S MEETING WITH THAI FM SURAKIART, JANUARY 19

05BANGKOK801 PRE-ELECTION VIOLENCE AND ELECTION FRAUD DISQUALIFICATIONS

05BANGKOK868  THAILAND: NEWS AND NOTES ON THE ROYAL FAMILY 

February

05BANGKOK948 THAI ELECTIONS: PROMINENT DEMOCRAT PARTY CANDIDATES IN TOUGH FIGHTS IN SOUTHERN CONSTITUENCIES

05BANGKOK953  THAI ELECTIONS: PAPER TIGER CAN’T KEEP UP WITH THE MONEY

05BANGKOK954  ON THE EVE OF THAILAND’S GENERAL ELECTION:  THE MAJOR PARTIES

05BANGKOK955  CHAT THAI ELECTION PROSPECTS GOOD IN CENTRAL THAILAND

05BANGKOK980  THAI ELECTION: THAKSIN IN AN “AVALANCHE”

05BANGKOK1026 AMBASSADOR BOYCE CALLS ON THAI COMMERCE MINISTER

05BANGKOK1036 THAILAND: AMBASSADOR CALLS ON DEFENSE MINISTER SUMPUN

05BANGKOK1038 SCENESETTER FOR VISIT OF CDR SEVENTH FLEET VADM GREENERT

05BANGKOK1039 THAILAND ELECTION UPDATE

05BANGKOK1072 AMBASSADOR’S COURTESY CALL ON FINANCE MINISTER SOMKID JATUSRIPITAK

05BANGKOK1105 THAILAND: AMBASSADOR CALLS ON ROYAL THAI SUPREME COMMANDER CHAISIT

05BANGKOK1157 SCENESETTER FOR VISIT OF FORMER PRESIDENTS BUSH AND CLINTON

05BANGKOK1169 THE AMBASSADOR’S MEETING WITH PM THAKSIN, FEBRUARY 14

05BANGKOK1187 AMBASSADOR CALLS ON ROYAL THAI NAVY COMMANDER ADM SAMPOP

05BANGKOK1233 AMBASSADOR’S MEETING WITH PRIVY COUNCILOR GENERAL SURAYUD, FEBRUARY 16

05BANGKOK1278 THAKSIN’S VICTORY – CREDIT THE MAN, INNOVATIVE POLICIES, AND THE THAI RAK THAI POLITICAL MACHINE

05BANGKOK1375  THAI PRIME MINISTER RATTLED BY CRITICS OF SOUTHERN SECURITY ZONING POLICY?

05BANGKOK1431 FORMER PRESIDENTS BUSH AND CLINTON MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER THAKSIN

05BANGKOK1454 NGO HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH ASIA HIGHLIGHTS NEGATIVE TREND

March

05BANGKOK1527 INITIAL MEDIA COVERAGE, GOVERNMENT AND OTHER REACTIONS TO THE 2004 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

05BANGKOK1573 THAI MFA PERMSEC SUMMONS THE AMBASSADOR OVER 2004 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

05BANGKOK1578 ASEAN INTER-PARLIAMENTARY BURMA CAUCUS VISITS BANGKOK

05BANGKOK1737 PEACEFUL PROTEST IN BANGKOK

05BANGKOK1739 THAI PARLIAMENT FORMALLY RE-ELECTS THAKSIN AS PRIME MINISTER

05BANGKOK1774 OPPOSITION MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FACES LESE MAJESTE CHARGES

05BANGKOK1775 A KINDER AND GENTLER THAKSIN?

05BANGKOK1819 THAKSIN’S NEW CABINET FAMILIAR, BUT WITH SOME SURPRISES

05BANGKOK1842 THAI LAW SOCIETY CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE MISSING MUSLIM LAWYER’S CASE

05BANGKOK1921 THAIS SEEK RETURN OF CLAIMED ROYAL HEADDRESS

05BANGKOK1924 THAILAND: CHILD MARRIAGE

05BANGKOK1933 AMBASSADOR CALLS ON FORMER PRIME MINISTER CHUAN LEEKPAI

05BANGKOK1969 THAI PRIME MINISTER SKIPS LUNCH DATE WITH ASSEMBLY OF THE POOR

05BANGKOK2010 LOCKHEED MARTIN PROMISES COUNTERTRADE TO THAILAND AS PART OF F-16 DEAL

05BANGKOK2017 THAILAND’S WEEK IN POLITICS, MARCH 13-18

05BANGKOK2087 AMBASSADOR CALLS ON NEW DEMOCRAT PARTY LEADER APHISIT

05BANGKOK2088 THE AMBASSADOR’S MEETING WITH THAI NSC SECRETARY GENERAL WINAI

05BANGKOK2137 MEGAPROJECTS: WE KNOW WHY, NOBODY KNOWS HOW

05BANGKOK2219 THE THAKSINIZATION OF THAILAND – IMPRESSIONS AFTER THREE MONTHS

05BANGKOK2255 NATIONAL RECONCILIATION COMMISSION ANNOUNCED

05BANGKOK2257 THAI POLITICAL UPDATE – MARCH 30

05BANGKOK2261 AMBASSADOR HILL’S MEETING WITH OPPOSITION MP SURIN PITSUWAN

April

05BANGKOK2318 THAILAND’S POSITION ON BURMA AND ASEAN: NEW FACE, SAME POLICY

05BANGKOK2347 THAILAND: THE WEEK IN POLITICS: MARCH 27 – APRIL 1

05BANGKOK2602 MORE REPORTS OF FACTIONAL FERMENT IN THE THAI RAK THAI PARTY

05BANGKOK2743 AMBASSASOR DISCUSSES SECURITY ISSUES WITH DEFMIN: SOUTH THAILAND, OIF, F-16 ET AL

05BANGKOK2749 SCENESETTER FOR VISIT OF PACOM CDR ADM FALLON

05BANGKOK2822 F-16 AND RTAF FIGHTER REPLACEMENT: ELEVATING PROFILE OF LOCKHEED MARTIN BID

05BANGKOK2837 QUEEN CALLS FOR UNITY AND VIGILANCE IN THE FACE OF CONTINUING SOUTHERN VIOLENCE

05BANGKOK2838 SCENESETTER FOR VISIT OF DEPUTY SECRETARY ZOELLICK

May

05BANGKOK3020 PACOM COMMANDER ADM FALLON MEETING WITH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: SOUTH, BURMA, CHINA, ET AL

05BANGKOK3128 PACOM ADM FALLON MEETING WITH FM KANTHATI: KOREAS, BURMA, CHINA

05BANGKOK3208 MY DINNER WITH THAKSIN

05BANGKOK3283 DEPUTY SECRETARY ZOELLICK’S MAY 4, 2005 MEETING WITH FM KANTHATI

05BANGKOK3327 THAILAND: MAY 1992 DEMOCRACY HEROES TO BE REMEMBERED WITH MONUMENT IN BANGKOK

05BANGKOK3333 THAIS CONTENT WITH LOCAL NEGOTIATIONS TO DEFUSE BORDER TENSIONS WITH CAMBODIA AT ANCIENT KHMER TEMPLE

05BANGKOK3381 REPLACEMENT OF RTG AUDITOR-GENERAL SPARKS CONTROVERSY

05BANGKOK3436 SCENESETTER FOR THE VISIT OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RUMSFELD

05BANGKOK3471 TRT FACTIONAL TENSIONS FLARE OVER AUDITOR-GENERAL CONTROVERSY

05BANGKOK3521 NATIONAL COUNTER CORRUPTION COMMISSIONERS RESIGN AFTER CONVICTIONS FOR UNAUTHORIZED PAY RAISES

June

05BANGKOK3635 NCCC RESIGNATIONS SPUR MOVES TO AMEND CONSTITUTION

05BANGKOK3722 SECRETARY RUMSFELD’S MEETING WITH THAI MINISTER FOR DEFENSE THAMARAK

05BANGKOK3725 SECRETARY RUMSFELD’S MEETING WITH THAI PRIME MINISTER THAKSIN

05BANGKOK3945 WORKING WITH THAILAND TO ENGAGE OTHER MILITARIES IN ASIA

05BANGKOK4001 THAKSIN RUNS INTO POLITICAL TURBULENCE

05BANGKOK4220 UPDATE ON CONTROVERSIAL PAK MUN DAM

05BANGKOK4238 CENSURE OF TRANSPORT MINISTER ENDS IN AFFIRMATIVE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE

05BANGKOK4284 THAKSIN CONSIDERS CABINET CHANGES FOLLOWING CENSURE DEBATE

July

05BANGKOK4324 SCENESETTER FOR THE SECRETARY’S VISIT TO THAILAND

05BANGKOK4367 PARLIAMENT AMENDS CONSTITUTION; CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF BAGGAGE SCANNER DEAL LAUNCHED

05BANGKOK4723 TRIAL BEGINS IN LIBEL CASE FOR RESPECTED THAI MEDIA ADVOCATE

05BANGKOK4780 CHINA REVALUES; THAI BUSINESS SHRUGS

August

05BANGKOK4998 THAKSIN’S FIRST CABINET RESHUFFLE BRINGS FEW NEW FACES

05BANGKOK5217 THAI ECONOMY CONTINUES TO SLOW

05BANGKOK5271 AMBASSADOR’S FTA MEETING WITH DEPUTY PM

05BANGKOK5366 THAI MFA EMBRACES CONCEPT OF STRATEGIC DIALOGUE TO BE CALLED “THAI-U.S. DIALOGUE”

05BANGKOK5393 THAKSIN COMES TO LUNCH

05BANGKOK5419 MORE CONCERNS ABOUT FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AS RTG RADIO STATION, SUES LEADING ENGLISH-LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER

05BANGKOK5456 MFA PROPOSES NOVEMBER 7 AND 8 FOR STRATEGIC DIALOGUE

September

05BANGKOK5626 FLU PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS: THAILAND

05BANGKOK5627 THAI MFA OFFICIAL GIVES READOUT ON FOREIGN MINISTER’S TRAVEL TO PYONGYANG

05BANGKOK5748 REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE – THAI PERSPECTIVES

05BANGKOK5791 PM THAKSIN’S TRIP TO WASHINGTON

05BANGKOK5917 CONFLICT OVER AUDITOR GENERAL EMBARRASSES THAKSIN GOVERNMENT

05BANGKOK5940 FOT (FRIEND OF THAKSIN) BUYS UP HUGE SHARES IN TWO OF THAILAND’S LEADING NEWSPAPERS

05BANGKOK6095 TWO MOVES AGAINST THE THAI MEDIA: NEWSPAPER AVOIDS TAKEOVER BUT TV SHOW GETS THE AXE

05BANGKOK6098 MEDICAL TOURISM: OUTSOURCE YOUR KNEE SURGERY TO THAILAND

05BANGKOK6101 AMBASSADOR RAISES KANTATHI’S COMMENTS TO PRESS ON FTA AND BURMA WITH MFA PERMANENT SECRETARY

05BANGKOK6119 THAILAND’S ELECTION HOOLIGANS – ELECTION COMMISSION LOWERS THE BOOM

05BANGKOK6240 UPDATE ON AUDITOR-GENERAL CONTROVERSY

05BANGKOK6269 SENATE SELECTION OF NATIONAL BROADCAST COMMITTEE COMES AMID CONTROVERSY

October

05BANGKOK6462 UNCERTAINTY OVER PUBLIC HEALTH MINISTER’S RESIGNATION

05BANGKOK6524 DEMOCRACY PROMOTION STRATEGIES FOR EAP FOCUS COUNTRIES – THAILAND

05BANGKOK6727 THAI EXPECTED TO INVITE FORMER PRESIDENTS TO TSUNAMI COMMEMORATION

05BANGKOK6761 PRIVATIZING EGAT UNLIKELY TO REFORM THE POWER SECTOR

05BANGKOK6798 OPPOSITION POLITICIAN PESSIMISTIC ON SOUTH, PARTY PROSPECTS

November

05BANGKOK6852   SUPRISE MOVE: MINISTERS SWAP JOBS TO QUELL TRT IN-FIGHTING

05BANGKOK6855   OPPOSITION WINS 3 0F 4 THAI BY-ELECTIONS, BUT DOES IT MATTER?

05BANGKOK6901  THAI TELECOM SECTOR: NORWAY’S TELENOR BUYS OUT UCOM AND TAC

05BANGKOK6953  THAI REACT TO “SECRET PRISONS” ARTICLE: WILL THAKSIN SUE THE WASHINGTON POST?

05BANGKOK6958  MORE CONTROVERSY WITH THE SELECTION OF THE NATIONAL COUNTER CORRUPTION COMMISSION

05BANGKOK6978  FORMER PRIME MINISTER ANAND CRITICIZES SURAKIART RUN FOR UN SECRETARY GENERAL POST

05BANGKOK7000 EXPORTS REVIVE THAI ECONOMY

05BANGKOK7030  U.S.-THAI STRATEGIC DIALOGUE

05BANGKOK7033   U.S.-THAILAND FTA: GOOD PROSPECTS FOR PROGRESS IN NOVEMBER NEGOTIATING ROUND

05BANGKOK7040 THAILAND GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT: RICE FOR ROLLING STOCK?

05BANGKOK7043  THAI TELECOM SECTOR REFORM:PROSPECTS FOR PRIVATIZATION OF STATE-OWNED TELCOS TOT AND CAT

05BANGKOK7090  PRIME MINISTER’S SENIOR ADVISOR PANSAK MEETING WITH DAS ERIC JOHN AND AMBASSADOR BOYCE

05BANGKOK7091  PRIVY COUNSELOR SURAYUD ON SITUATION  IN SOUTHERN THAILAND

05BANGKOK7100  AUDITOR-GENERAL SELECTION PROCESS TO BEGIN ANEW

05BANGKOK7116  DAS ERIC JOHN’S MEETING WITH FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER SURIN PITSUWAN

05BANGKOK7124  COURT SUSPENDS PRIVATIZATION OF STATE-OWNED POWER PRODUCER EGAT

05BANGKOK7184  EXCELLENT THAI-DPRK RELATIONS NOT SO USEFUL IN ABDUCTION CASE

05BANGKOK7197  THE KING AND HIM; THE OPPOSITION PLAYS THEIR KING AGAINST THE PRIME MINISTER

05BANGKOK7213  THAI COURT TRIES “GAG ORDER” TO SHUT UP PROMINENT ACTIVIST

05BANGKOK7242  PATTAYA: THAILAND’S EXTREME CITY

05BANGKOK7253  TENS OF THOUSANDS GATHER TO LISTEN TO SONDHI DISH DIRT ON PRIME MINISTER

05BANGKOK7272  SCENESETTER FOR PACAF COMMANDER GEN HESTER’S VISIT TO THAILAND

05BANGKOK7289  THAILAND AMBITIOUS ON HONG KONG, BUT WARY

05BANGKOK7305  BESIEGED AUDITOR-GENERAL TALKS TO EMBASSY ABOUT CORRUPTION AND AIRPORT PROCUREMENT SCANDAL

05BANGKOK7317  COURT VICTORIES FOR RABBLE-ROUSING JOURNALIST SONDHI

05BANGKOK7345  SONDHI’S TENTH AND LARGEST RALLY TO DATE ATTRACTS 50,000

December

05BANGKOK7458  TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS DEVELOPMENTS

05BANGKOK7529  LUNCH WITH THAKSIN

05BANGKOK7574  OLD FRIENDS, BAD DEALS, AND COMMUNITY RADIO: THE STORY OF THE REOPENING OF 92.25

05BANGKOK7581  HALF-BAKED IDEA FOR ZOO INCREASES DOUBT ABOUT THAI COMMITMENT TO WILDLIFE

05BANGKOK7613  CODEL SMITH MEETS WITH PRIME MINSITER THAKSIN

05BANGKOK7729  THAILAND: 2005 COUNTRY REPORTS ON TERRORISM

05BANGKOK7732  THAKSIN ALLY PAINTS GLOOMY PICTURE OF PM’S STANDING

2006

January

06BANGKOK350  BRIGADIER GENERAL ALLEN’S MEETING WITH SENIOR ROYAL THAI SUPREME COMMAND CHIEF OF JOINT STAFF

06BANGKOK355  SCENESETTER: AMBASSADOR CRUMPTON’S VISIT TO THAILAND 

06BANGKOK429 CODEL GILLMOR MEETING WITH PM THAKSIN AND PARLIAMENT SPEAKER

06BANGKOK524  F-16: AMBASSADOR RAISES WITH PM THAKSIN

06BANGKOK538  THAILAND’S DEAL OF THE CENTURY: TEMASEK BUYS OUT PM’S SHIN CORP

06BANGKOK551  MEGAPROJECTS CONFERENCE PRODUCES MORE SMOKE THAN LIGHT

06BANGKOK636  CORRUPTION ISSUES IN THE HEADLINES

February

06BANGKOK965  DEMOCRAT PARTY LEADERS DISCUSS POLITICAL SITUATION

06BANGKOK1034  GANGING UP ON THAKSIN – SNAP ELECTIONS NEXT?

06BANGKOK1091  CHALLENGE TO THAKSIN – ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

06BANGKOK1093  OPPOSITION PLANS FOR THAKSIN’S OUSTER, TRANSITION

06BANGKOK1115  UPDATE ON TRAFFICKING PROJECTS IN NORTHERN THAILAND

06BANGKOK1117  BURMESE MIGRANT LABORER MURDER TRIAL IN THAILAND CONTINUES

06BANGKOK1174  SENATOR FEINGOLD’S MEETING WITH THAI DEFENSE MINISTER THAMMARAK

06BANGKOK1176  SENATOR FEINGOLD’S MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER THAKSIN

06BANGKOK1180  MASSIVE PROTEST IN SANAM LUANG – POLITICAL OPPOSITION ADRIFT

06BANGKOK1204  FTA ON HOLD AS THAI PM ANNOUNCES SNAP ELECTION

06BANGKOK1208  PERSPECTIVES ON CURRENT POLITICAL STALEMATE

06BANGKOK1209  UPDATE OF THAI POLITICAL SITUATION: OPPOSITION BOYCOTTS, OTHERS JOIN IN

06BANGKOK1214  PRIVY COUNCILLOR/FORMER ARMY COMMANDER ON STATE OF PLAY

06BANGKOK1215  SENATOR FEINGOLD’S MEETING WITH FOREIGN MINISTER KANTATHI

March

06BANGKOK1236  SCENESETTER FOR VISIT OF PACFLT COMMANDER ADM ROUGHEAD

06BANGKOK1248  THAI POLITICAL PARTIES DIG IN AND BRACE FOR THE WEEKEND

06BANGKOK1286  RTG ADVANCES ON HILL TRIBES CITIZENSHIP

06BANGKOK1293  MEANWHILE, SURAKIART STILL WANTS TO BE UN SECGEN

06BANGKOK1301  TO BE OR NOT TO BE: THAT IS THE THAI SNAP ELECTION

06BANGKOK1302  THE THAI ARMY COMES TO DINNER

06BANGKOK1317  THAILAND’S POLITICAL CRISIS AND THE FTA 

06BANGKOK1342  LABOR LEADER PREDICTS LARGE MARCH 5 ANTI-THAKSIN TURNOUT

06BANGKOK1346  BANGKOK READIES ITSELF FOR TWO OPPOSING WEEKEND POLITICAL RALLIES

06BANGKOK1372  CHINESE INVESTMENT IN THAILAND

06BANGKOK1408  ANTI-THAKSIN FORCES TO MOUNT FURTHER PRESSURE TO OUST THAKSIN

06BANGKOK1411  THAILAND POLITICAL CRISIS: WHAT IT’S ABOUT, AND WHAT WE SHOULD DO

06BANGKOK1445  THAILAND POLITICAL UPDATE: MORE CALLS FOR THAKSIN’S RESIGNATION

06BANGKOK1470  THAILAND POLITICAL UPDATE: EXPLOSION NEAR PRIVY COUNCILLOR’S RESIDENCE; DEMONSTRATION AT THE SINGAPORE EMBASSY

06BANGKOK1472  EAP DAS JOHN MEETS WITH THAKSIN’S BRAIN TRUST

06BANGKOK1473  EAP DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY JOHN’S MEETING WITH DEMOCRAT PARTY DEPUTY LEADER SURIN

06BANGKOK1475  THAI SNAP ELECTION REGISTRATION ENDS; A PREVIEW OF THE CONTEST

06BANGKOK1521  THAILAND POLITICAL UPDATE MARCH 10

06BANGKOK1538  DCM RECEIVES DEMARCHE – HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

06BANGKOK1539  DCM RECEIVES DEMARCHE – MYSTERY FLYERS IN LA

06BANGKOK1546  DELPHIC ORACLES AND BLACK MAGIC – THAILAND UPDATE MARCH 13

06BANGKOK1549  SHIN CORP DEAL IS LEGAL, SO WHAT?

06BANGKOK1575  THAILAND POLITICAL UPDATE: HUGE ANTI-THAKSIN RALLY BOISTEROUS BUT PEACEFUL

06BANGKOK1601  PALACE SUPPORTS MEDIATION, DOES NOT COMPLETELY RULE OUT INTERVENTION

06BANGKOK1602  THAILAND POLITICAL UPDATE: MARCH 15

06BANGKOK1626  MORE CANDIDATES DISQUALIFIED FOR THAI SNAP ELECTION

06BANGKOK1627  ‘NO EXIT’ – SENIOR TRT OFFICIAL ON THE WAY OUT OF THE DEADLOCK

06BANGKOK1629  MEDIA ACTIVIST WINS LANDMARK LIBEL CASE AGAINST THE SHIN CORPORATION

06BANGKOK1630  THAILAND POLITICAL UPDATE: PROTESTS CONTINUE, THAI MAINSTREAM GROWING WEARY

06BANGKOK1665  POLITICAL PROBLEMS EFFECT ON THAI ECONOMY

06BANGKOK1667  DPM SURAKIART SEES “WINDOW CLOSING” ON THAKSIN’S POLITICAL FUTURE

06BANGKOK1692  ELECTION UNCERTAINTIES LOOM OVER TRT IN EASTERN THAILAND

06BANGKOK1693  THAILAND POLITICAL UPDATE: FATIGUE SETTING IN

06BANGKOK1747  TELEVISION IN THAILAND: WHO HOLDS THE LEASH

06BANGKOK1767  PRIVY COUNCILOR PREM THINKS THAKSIN SHOULD GO, BUT STAYS ABOVE THE FRAY

06BANGKOK1825  NSC SECRETARY GENERAL JOINS CHORUS: THAKSIN’S DAYS ARE NUMBERED

06BANGKOK1844  SOUTHERN THAILAND: MORE ELECTION UNCERTAINTY

06BANGKOK1845  A WEEKEND OF DEMONSTRATIONS; NOTHING CHANGES

06BANGKOK1872  PALACE REITERATES – LEAVE ME OUT OF THIS

06BANGKOK1873  CABINET SECRETARY-GENERAL PREDICTS THAKSIN WILL RESIGN AFTER ELECTIONS

06BANGKOK1889  POLITICAL UPDATE: REFUGE AT THE MALLS

06BANGKOK1918  THAILAND POLITICAL UPDATE: MARCH 30

06BANGKOK1945  THAILAND POLITICAL UPDATE: THAKSIN LOYALISTS FIGHT BACK

06BANGKOK1946  ELECTION ON APRIL 2. THEN WHAT?

06BANGKOK1947  RESPONSE TO APRIL 2 ELECTIONS

April

06BANGKOK1971  THREE COMMENTARIES ON ELECTION RESULTS, THE PM’S FUTURE

06BANGKOK2005 THAKSIN SAYS, “I WON”

06BANGKOK2047  AND NOW THE REAL FUN BEGINS – THAILAND POLITICAL UPDATE

06BANGKOK2048  THAKSIN TAKES A BREAK. WHAT NEXT?

06BANGKOK2082  THAKSIN TELLS ALL (ALMOST)

06BANGKOK2088  THE 1997 CONSTITUTION – FINDING AND FIXING THE LEAKS

06BANGKOK2124  THAILAND POLITICAL UPDATE – RESULTS, RESULTS, COME AND GET THEM!

06BANGKOK2149  PRIVY COUNCILLOR CONFIRMS – KING DID NOT GIVE THAKSIN THE BOOT 

06BANGKOK2156  THAILAND’S OTHER ELECTION: SENATE ELECTIONS APPROACH AS THAILAND GIRDS FOR MORE LOWER HOUSE POLLS

06BANGKOK2291  DPM SURAKIART PLEDGES TO RESOLVE SHAN TRAFFICKING CASE

06BANGKOK2293  LABOR EXPORT IS BIG BUSINESS IN THAILAND

06BANGKOK2294  MORE TROUBLED ELECTIONS: SENATE RESULTS AND MP UPDATE

06BANGKOK2330  LIFTING THE BAN ON PROVINCIAL POLICE TRAINING

06BANGKOK2336  RE-RUN ELECTIONS TO BE HELD AMIDST A CLOUD OF LITIGATION

06BANGKOK2360  THAI ECONOMY REACTS TO POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY

06BANGKOK2370  ELECTION RERUN LEAVES PARLIAMENT’S OPENING STILL IN QUESTION

06BANGKOK2391  INCHING TOWARD A PARLIAMENT

06BANGKOK2418  STATELESS TIP VICTIMS TO BE REPATRIATED TO THAILAND AFTER 14 MONTH DETENTION

06BANGKOK2425  THE KING SAYS, IT’S A MESS

06BANGKOK2484  SCENESETTER FOR THE VISIT OF THE VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS, ADM GIAMBASTIANI

06BANGKOK2502  ANNULLING THE ELECTIONS? THE COURTS DECIDE TO THINK ABOUT IT

May

06BANGKOK2567  COURTS LEAN TOWARD NULLIFICATION; TRT FIGHTS BACK

06BANGKOK2596  LIMBO, LAWSUITS, AND LUMPINI PARK – HOW MUCH LONGER??

06BANGKOK2617  NEW PRICING POLICY REINTRODUCES DIESEL SUBSIDY

06BANGKOK2624  THAILAND: THE ANDAMAN SEA MARITIME SECURITY INITIATIVE

06BANGKOK2643  SCENESETTER FOR THE VISIT OF PACOM ADM FALLON

06BANGKOK2644  SCENESETTER FOR THE VISIT OF USARPAC LTG JOHN M. BROWN III

06BANGKOK2646  SENIOR THAKSIN ADVISOR: “HE’S COMING BACK

06BANGKOK2688  CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ANNULS APRIL 2 POLLS

06BANGKOK2747  UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE MENDING BONES BUT BREAKING BUDGETS

06BANGKOK2750  WHERE TO NOW IN THE WAKE OF COURT POLL DECISION?

06BANGKOK2826  SCENESETTER FOR THE VISIT OF EAP A/S HILL

06BANGKOK2856  SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE IN BANGKOK – THAILAND’S CONTAINMENT OF AVIAN INFLUENZA

06BANGKOK2889  THAILAND UPDATE: ELECTION DATE DEBATED, THAKSIN TO RESUME DUTIES?

06BANGKOK2978  INVESTMENT SLOWDOWN

06BANGKOK2988  PRIVY COUNCILOR ON THAI POLITICAL SITUATION

06BANGKOK2990  THAKSIN SEES SELF AS THAILAND’S AUNG SAN SUU KYY

06BANGKOK2991 MANICHAEAN STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF THAILAND

06BANGKOK3147  THAKSIN BACK AT HIS DESK

06BANGKOK3180  DAS ERIC JOHN MEETS THAKSIN’S ORACLE

06BANGKOK3202  THAILAND IN 2006 – POLITICS AND THE SOUTH

06BANGKOK3231  ASSISTANT SECRETARY HILL’S MEETING WITH FORMER PM ANAND: SOUTH, POLITICS

06BANGKOK3237  SEED PIRACY IN THAILAND: A “GROWING” PROBLEM

06BANGKOK3277  CHECKS, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE

June

06BANGKOK3348   SUPREME COURT DISSES ELECTION COMMISSION

06BANGKOK3354  DELAY IN FTA TALKS LIKELY TO HIT US EXPORTS

06BANGKOK3435  THAI TELECOM ROUNDUP: MERGE OR DIE?

06BANGKOK3477  CLEANING UP PIRACY FOR THE KING

06BANGKOK3481  ATTORNEY GENERAL CONSIDERS POSSIBLE DISBANDING OF THAI RAK THAI

06BANGKOK3538  THAILAND CELEBRATES ITS KING

06BANGKOK3586  KING CELEBRATIONS FINISH; RETURN TO POLITICS AS USUAL

06BANGKOK3673  THAI POLITICAL UPDATE JUNE 20: DUELING LAWSUITS

06BANGKOK3745  PRIME MINISTER THAKSIN’S BAD DAY AND OTHER UPDATES

06BANGKOK3790  ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS: “OFF WITH EVERYBODY’S HEAD!”

06BANGKOK3828  CREDIT TIGHTENTING IN THAILAND

July

06BANGKOK3916  WHAT’S THAKSIN UP TO?

06BANGKOK3955  VITAL VOICES CONFERENCE ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

06BANGKOK3963  THAKSIN SAYS IT AGAIN, “I’LL TAKE A BREAK”

06BANGKOK3997  PREM ON THAKSIN

06BANGKOK4038  THAI ARMY CHIEF ON POLITICAL SITUATION

06BANGKOK4040  KING’S PRIVATE SECRETARY DISMISSES THAKSIN CLAIMS

06BANGKOK4041  STEAK WITH THAKSIN

06BANGKOK4093 OPPOSITION SEEKING USG SUPPORT IN CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION

06BANGKOK4181  “UNCLE SAM, I’M BEING BULLIED!”

06BANGKOK4212  AND THE PAD MARCHED ON

06BANGKOK4277  JOCKEYING INTENSIFIES

06BANGKOK4343  PRICE CONTROLS IN THAILAND

06BANGKOK4373  SHUFFLING THE DECKS IN A HIGH-STAKES GAME

06BANGKOK4416  PALACE APPROVES OCTOBER 15 THAI ELECTION

06BANGKOK4525  ELECTION COMMISSIONER TO ENTER MONKHOOD; ONWARD TO ELECTIONS

06BANGKOK4530  AVIAN INFLUENZA RE-SURFACES IN THAILAND; ONE HUMAN DEATH AMID NUMEROUS POULTRY DIE-OFFS

06BANGKOK4610  MORE ON MILITARY RESHUFFLE — THAI ARMY PUTS APOLITICAL OFFICERS IN CHARGE OF KEY UNITS

06BANGKOK4612  THAILAND AVIAN INFLUENZA UPDATE

06BANGKOK4613 AVIAN INFLUENZA AND FIGHTING COCKS IN THAILAND

August

06BANGKOK4685  THAILAND AND THE END OF GSP: WHO LOSES, WHO WINS?

06BANGKOK4725  SURAKIART ON THAKSIN’S SUDDEN VISIT TO BURMA

06BANGKOK4742  SURAKIART ON HIS UNSYG CANDIDACY

06BANGKOK4792  THAILAND’S SECOND HUMAN AVIAN INFLUENZA DEATH IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS

06BANGKOK4880  CHINESE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES: FAIR OR FOUL PLAY?

06BANGKOK4881 EDUCATION REFORM OR NOT

06BANGKOK4888  A NEW CHINESE EXPORT

06BANGKOK4889  THAILAND’S ENERGY PLANS

06BANGKOK4896 EDUCATION AND SUPPLYING THE SKILLS FOR THE LABOR FORCE

06BANGKOK4978 THE ECONOMICS OF PIRACY (AND WHY IT’S NOT GOING AWAY)

06BANGKOK5032  UNSYG UPDATE: SURAKIART’S CAMPAIGN MANAGER

06BANGKOK5058  SCENESETTER FOR THE AUGUST 26 – SEPTEMBER 2 VISIT OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY SAUERBREY

06BANGKOK5072   SCHISMS AND UNCERTAINTIES

06BANGKOK5075  NEW ANTI-PIRACY MOU BRINGS MALLS INTO THE FIGHT

06BANGKOK5148  SCENESETTER FOR THE VISIT OF THE USS KITTY HAWK

06BANGKOK5204  CAR BOMB DISCOVERED NEAR PRIME MINISTER’S RESIDENCE

06BANGKOK5228  NO CLARITY ON ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

06BANGKOK5229  THE GHOST OF DEALS PAST: THAKSIN DEFENDS AGAINST PERJURY CHARGE FROM FORMER AMERICAN BUSINESS PARTNER

06BANGKOK5255  CABINET MEMBER DISCUSSES THAI POLITICAL SITUATION

06BANGKOK5335  ALLEGED BOMB PLOT: MILITARY ON DEFENSIVE

September

06BANGKOK5406  THAILAND REJECTS ASEAN-KOREA FTA

06BANGKOK5423  AMBASSADOR’S SEPTEMBER 1 MEETING WITH PRIVY COUNCILOR SURAYUD CHULANONT

06BANGKOK5424  FOREIGN INVESTORS LEERY AS SHIN INVESTIGATION WIDENS

06BANGKOK5429  THAILAND: DIVIDED

06BANGKOK5430  ELECTION COMMISSION SAYS: ELECTIONS SOON

06BANGKOK5463  SECRETARY ASSESSES PM THAKSIN’S POSITION

06BANGKOK5466  THAKSIN ADVISOR HEAPS SCORN ON OPPONENTS

06BANGKOK5497  COMMERCE UPDATES ON INVESTIGATION INTO NOMINEES

06BANGKOK5500  THAKSIN DEPUTY REVEALS LITTLE OF TRT PLANS

06BANGKOK5565  THAKSIN LOYALIST SEES LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

06BANGKOK5567  THAI DEPUTY PM OPTIMISTIC ABOUT UPCOMING ELECTION

06BANGKOK5568  NEW ELECTION COMMISSION CHOSEN; ELECTION DATE WILL BE SET SHORTLY

06BANGKOK5705  EYE ON AMERICA? – CHINESE MEDIA IN THAILAND

06BANGKOK5706  WHAT IS THE “SUFFICIENCY ECONOMY”?

06BANGKOK5711  MILITARY AND PRIME MINISTER FACE OFF OVER MILITARY APPOINTMENTS, ALLEGED BOMB PLOT

06BANGKOK5797  LIMITED ECONOMIC FALLOUT FROM COUP

06BANGKOK5799  THAILAND COUP: IMPLEMENTING SANCTIONS

06BANGKOK5800 THAILAND COUP: PROPOSED STATEMENT REGARDING POSSIBLE USG SANCTIONS

06BANGKOK5812  THAILAND: WHO’S IN CHARGE? WHAT’S NEXT?

06BANGKOK5814  THAILAND MILITARY COUP LEADER BRIEFS FOREIGN ENVOYS, PROMISES TO APPOINT CIVILIAN PRIME MINISTER WITHIN TWO WEEKS

06BANGKOK5832  FORMER PREMIER ANAND: COUP FORESTALLED VIOLENCE

06BANGKOK5834  THAILAND UPDATE: LIFE RETURNING TO NORMAL

06BANGKOK5836  THE MONARCHY’S ROLE IN THAILAND’S SEPTEMBER 19 COUP

06BANGKOK5837  The Coup and the Media: TV Censorship and Print Freedom

06BANGKOK5866  SNAPSHOTS OF YOUTH REACTION TO COUP

06BANGKOK5874  CONTINUED CALM; THAKSIN TAKES A BREAK

06BANGKOK5894  NEW CONSTITUTION DRAFTER BRIEFS AMBASSADOR

06BANGKOK5895  THAILAND UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 25

06BANGKOK5908  PRIVY COUNCIL PRESIDENT PREM DISCUSSES TRANSITION

06BANGKOK5928  THAI MFA PERMSEC CONFIDENT OF MEETING TWO WEEK DEADLINE

06BANGKOK5929  THAI OFFICIALS PLEA FOR UNDERSTANDING

06BANGKOK5939  LIFE BEFORE THE COUP – EC COURT VERDICT

06BANGKOK5949  THAILAND UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 27

06BANGKOK5972  DEMOCRAT PARTY LEADER DISCUSSES COUP AFTERMATH

06BANGKOK5973  THAILAND COUP: SONTHI ASKS SURAYUD TO BE INTERIM PRIME MINISTER

06BANGKOK6002  CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR EMERGES AS TOP ECONOMIC ADVISER TO CDR, PUSHES ACTIVIST AGENDA FOR SOON TO BE APPOINTED GOVERNMENT

06BANGKOK6003  CONCERNS OVER DRAFT INTERIM CONSTITUTION

06BANGKOK6004  AMBASSADOR PRESSES CDR ON TRANSITION

October

2007

January

2008

January

May

08BANGKOK1612 HOW HOT IS IT, ANYWAY?

2009

January

October

09BANGKOK2587 THAILAND’S LOWER NORTHEAST: A LOOK AT NEWIN CHIDCHOB’S WOULD BE FIEFDOM

November

09BANGKOK3003 AMBASSADOR ENGAGES THAKSIN’S SISTER AND ADVISER ON UPCOMING RED SHIRT PROTESTS, POLITICAL PROSPECTS

2010

February

10BANGKOK269 CHINA’S SUSTAINED, SUCCESSFUL EFFORTS TO COURT  SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THAILAND – PERSPECTIVES AND IMPLICATIONS

10BANGKOK478 GT200 BOMB DETECTOR FAILURE IGNITES DISCUSSION  ON CIVIL-MIL RELATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS, PROCUREMENT


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