If you liked “The Shinawatra Season One”, then you’ll love “The Shinawatra Season Two”. Simply put, it has almost exactly the same old fashioned enduring Thai plot : a populist government with money spending and elite pissing bad habit, a military coup, a sloppy trial and in the end the flight abroad of the main defendant.
“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” Karl Marx once said, although he had never lived in Thailand.
Honestly the story writers of the HBNCPO channel could have done a better job for this much awaited sequel.
“The Shinawatra 2” is hardly a decent imitation of “The Shinawatra 1” with a touch of “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking bad”. Except for the happy ending maybe: bro and sis reunite happy together in Dubai. Seriously ?
Like Marx also said (Groucho the younger brother of Karl) “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.”
I won’t elaborate to much on the “Games of Thrones” resemblance, just to be on the safe side… See what I mean. After all, I still do enjoy my lifestyle in Thailand, and you never know who is reading this, especially when you live in a country where a wrong “like” on Facebook can send you 10 years behind the bars.
But for the “Breaking bad” vibe, it makes it so obvious that the Yingluck Shinawatra fate was sealed from the beginning.
Yes it has been a while since the Thai immigration team has been pushing its new mantra : “good guys in, bad guys out ! “
There it is the hidden message for the Shinawatra! Elementary, dear Watson
By the way these guys in brown are now getting serious about doing their job and nailing the bad tempered, trouble making and ill-intentioned farang that you are, so it is time to keep your visa, work permit and 90 days paperwork up to date and in order.
Unless you have a private jet waiting for you to leave the country discreeeeeeeeeetly of course.
Bangkok 7th World Most connected city to China
Bangkok also ranks 3rd in terms of the volume of Chinese corporate leasing activity over the last three years, according to a new report from real estate consulting firm JLL.
While China’s biggest corporates are increasingly flexing their global muscle as the country’s economic and geopolitical influence accelerates, Bangkok is the 10th most popular destination for mainland firms expanding overseas. (more…)
Thailand’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and new opportunity connected
The SEZ policy was first launched in 2015 based on the government’s belief in the strong potential of the 10 areas to connect with the neighboring countries in terms of trade, economy and investment
With its strategic location in the center of ASEAN with emerging markets, including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia and southern China, on its border, Thailand is well position to connect investors to new opportunities arising from the increasing border trade and the region’s rapid economic growth.
Can border reopening revive tourism in South-East Asia?
In Thailand, where pre-pandemic tourism accounted for 11-12% of GDP, the country lost an estimated $50bn last year as Covid-19...
Thailand dropped from UK’s tough covid-19 travel ‘red list’
Earlier, Thailand was listed among countries with high infection levels that were put on a ‘red list’, requiring arrivals to...
The ASEAN-Russia Trade and Investment Cooperation Work Program
ASEAN and Russia recently agreed to enhance and widen economic cooperation at the 10th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-Russia Consultations held...
Flexible Workspace Startup Worklounge Debuts with 20+ Luxury Member Lounges in Thailand
Worklounge launches a premium membership granting remote professionals and executives access to exclusive hotel lounges across Thailand. Their platform is...
5 insights to guide ASEAN’s digital generation in a post-pandemic world
We surveyed 86,000 people from six ASEAN countries about their views for a post-pandemic world. The ASEAN Digital Generation Report...