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Thailand’s youth rebellion and the monarchy
Politics

Thailand’s youth rebellion and the monarchy

(STL.News) For the first time, a mass movement is openly calling for reform of the monarchy in Thailand, shattering a taboo surrounding the royal institution’s near-sacred status. Influenced by last year’s protests in Hong Kong, young Thais have used social media and drawn on popular culture to outwit the efforts of the Thai police to shut their movement down.  An unpopular government has so far been reluctant to use harsh measures against them. The monarchy has lost much of the reverence it enjoyed under the long reign of King Bhumibol, who died four years ago.  His less popular son, King Vajiralongkorn, has alarmed many Thais by accumulating even more power and living overseas.  But he is now back in Thailand, meeting royalists and encouraging them to challenge the student-led prot...
Thailand serves up cannabis cuisine to happy customers
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Thailand serves up cannabis cuisine to happy customers

(STL.News) The restaurant at the Chao Phya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in Prachinburi started serving its own happy meals this month, after Thailand de-listed cannabis as a narcotic, allowing state-authorized firms to cultivate the plant. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News
Congratulation To The Kingdom of Thailand On National Day
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Congratulation To The Kingdom of Thailand On National Day

The Kingdom of Thailand’s National Day (STL.News) On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I extend best wishes to the government and people of Thailand as you celebrate your National Day. The United States is proud of our partnership and alliance with Thailand and our shared values of freedom, peace, and prosperity.  After more than 200 years of diplomatic ties, we remain committed to the strong security, economic, and people-to-people ties that exist between our great countries.  This year’s launch of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership reaffirmed the shared importance of the Mekong region to both of our countries and marks the next chapter in our historic relationship. As Thais celebrates your National Day, I congratulate you while looking forward to expa...
Thai Protest: 7 activists summoned over new law
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Thai Protest: 7 activists summoned over new law

(STL.News) Thailand is in the middle of the political crisis, people have taken the streets since the last five months and with the new law emplaced the matter could get worst now.  The pro-monarchy govt. has revived a law banning criticism against the royal family.  7 activists have been summoned to face charges under the law. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube
Thai PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha’s threat leaves protesters in fear
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Thai PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha’s threat leaves protesters in fear

(STL.News) The anti-monarchy protest continues across Thailand.  Now Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha has threatened to use all laws and all articles to take action against the pro-democracy protesters.  Protesters are wanting the PM to step down while demanding curbs in the power of the monarchy. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube WION News
Thailand’s economy to contract less than expected
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Thailand’s economy to contract less than expected

(STL.News) Thailand's economy has passed its lowest point and is expected to contract less than previously expected this year due to a recovery in consumption, senior officials said. YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube WION News
Tyson Foods Plans for Production Facilities for Its International Business
Business

Tyson Foods Plans for Production Facilities for Its International Business

Tyson Foods Announces Plans for Additional Production Facilities for Its International Business Company expanding international production to continue its global growth strategy SPRINGDALE, AR (STL.News) Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) today announced plans to build new production facilities in China and Thailand, and expand its facility in the Netherlands.  The latest expansions, adding over 100,000 metric tons of fully cooked poultry capacity, build on the company’s global growth strategy to become the leader in protein by serving emerging markets and strategic customers. “Global population and income growth will continue to drive an increased need for protein,” said Dean Banks, president and CEO of Tyson Foods.  “These investments allow us to increase our in-country operations and global...
Inaugural U.S-Thailand Energy Policy Dialogue Joint Press Statement
Politics

Inaugural U.S-Thailand Energy Policy Dialogue Joint Press Statement

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: The following text was released by the Governments of the United States and Thailand: Begin text: Representatives from the United States and Thailand convened for the inaugural United States-Thailand Energy Policy Dialogue in a virtual format on October 27.  Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis R. Fannon and Thai Ministry of Energy Permanent Secretary Kulit Sombatsiri led the delegations. The discussion reinforced the role of energy cooperation in strengthening the U.S.-Thai partnership and focused on growing energy markets, developing renewable energy opportunities, and expanding power sector integration in ASEAN and the Mekong region.  The two countries recognized the importanc...
Special session in Thai Parliament on rising tensions – World News
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Special session in Thai Parliament on rising tensions – World News

(STL.News) Thailand's biggest opposition party called on Monday (October 26) for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to resign, as parliament opened a special session called by the former junta leader to discuss months of protests. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News References: YouTube WION News Thailand - Wikipedia See Also DSN News