Category Archives: Politics

Police Crack Down on Protesters as Thai PM Refuses to Resign

Thailand’s prime minister dismissed calls for his resignation Friday as protesters defied a ban to rally in the capital, Bangkok, for the second day amid a violent police crackdown. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha declared a state of emergency in response to the civil strife led by students, who are demanding his resignation and reforms to

Thai Anti-Government, Royalist Protesters Face Off on Bangkok Streets

BANGKOK – Thousands of Thai anti-government protesters and royalist supporters of King Maha Vajiralongkorn staged rival shows of force on Wednesday with political tension growing after three months of demonstrations. Anti-government demonstrators set off from the Democracy Monument for the government’s official compound, known as Government House, to demand the departure of Prime Minister Prayuth

Thousands of Protesters Demand Thailand PM’s Resignation

Thousands of Thai protesters marched in the capital of Bangkok Wednesday, demanding the resignation of the prime minister and clashing with pro-monarchy demonstrators. Student protests have persisted in Thailand in recent months, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who took power in a military coup six years ago. The student-led movement has

Japan Exercises with U.S. Navy in South China Sea after Port Call in Vietnam

Japan has joined the U.S. for an exercise in the South China Sea, after engaging in a bit of defense diplomacy with Indonesia and Vietnam that was not welcomed by the region’s other key power – China. Three ships of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, or JMSDF, joined the U.S. Navy for a series of

Implementation of conditional MCO a correct move – PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — The decision to place Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) starting at 12.01 am on Oct 14 is a correct move to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the decision was made after observing the COVID-19 cases, particularly in

Budget 2021 to provide targeted support for economic vulnerable groups – PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — The 2021 budget, to be tabled on Nov 6, will be centered on four main thrusts, including targeted support for economic vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Prime Minister said many groups had been affected even though the government had provided various stimulus packages

COVID-19 vaccine: Malaysia to ink MoU with China – PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — The government will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China to ensure Malaysia will be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from the country once it is, as expected, successfully developed by end of the year. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that through talks between