Articles in the FEATURES Category
By Susan C.
Pimpen and Abhisit are seen side by side
Although Thailand has never had the title of “First Lady” traditionally, the rise of Abhisit Vejjajiva to the premiership has made people unavoidably turn their eyes to his wife Pimpen, a little-known Thai woman who is working as a mathematics lecturer at Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.
Abhisit, nicknamed “Mark”, may be quite an outgoing politician whom has become widely known since he joined Democrat Party and won his party the only parliamentary seat in Bangkok in 1992 to mark …
His Majesty the King has designed a New Year greeting card for all Thais once again this year.
The Royal greeting card, bearing the words “Happy New Year 2009” and the Thai version saying “Sor Khor Sor 2552” on the upper left corner, depicts him wearing a light brown, a white shirt and a sky-blue necktie while sitting in a chair with his favourite pet dog, Khun Tongdaeng, and the mother of Khun Tongdaeng, Khun Nai Daeng, on the lawn of the Royal palace in Bangkok.
On the upper right corner, there are Thai …