• Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:00
    Time to tackle the spectre of enforced disappearance 
    Fifteen years after Muslim lawyer Somchai went missing, politicians once again have an opportunity to change the law 
  • Fri, 01 Mar 2019 19:16
    EC ‘brave’ to send Thai Raksa Chart to Constitutional court, says former commissioner Somchai
    While others have criticised the Election Commission’s decision to take the Thai Raksa Chart Party to the Constitutional Court to seek dissolution, former commissioner Somchai Sriwatanayakorn on Friday hailed the agency’s “courage”. Taking the case to the court at a later date could have brought about much political confusion, he said.
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  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
    Nation Multimedia Group Plc (NMG) has expressed confidence that the Non-Compliance (NC) and Caution (C) signs will be removed from its stock early next year, after its planned asset sale, debt restructuring and an expected increase in income, said Somchai Meesen, NMG chief executive officer, yesterday.
  • Mon, 04 Feb 2019 12:55
    Former election commissioner Somchai ready to run in Samut Sakhon
    Former Election Commission member Somchai Srisutthiyakorn drew the number 11 on Monday morning for his candidacy in Samut Sakhon under the Democrat Party banner.
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  • Wed, 26 Dec 2018 01:00
    Nation Multimedia Group Plc expects to achieve Bt1.6 billion in total revenue next year with Bt600 million from print media and Bt1 billion from digital TV, the company’s chief executive officer, Somchai Meesen, said yesterday.
  • Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:25
    Economist says not enough being done to narrow income gap
    An economist has suggested that political parties pledge if elected to increase the annual budget for social welfare by Bt350 billion in a bid to narrow the gap between rich and poor. Somchai Jitsuchon, research director at the Thailand Development
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  • Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:00
    Military must quit politics: rights defender
    TO prevent human-rights violation the military must withdraw from politics, a prominent human-rights defender said. 
  • Fri, 07 Dec 2018 01:00
    King Rama IX’s ‘sufficiency economy’ works in practice, study finds
    AN ACADEMIC study has shown that implementing the “sufficiency economy” philosophy advocated by King Rama IX results in economic and social benefits, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) research director Somchai Jitsuchon said. 
  • Sat, 24 Nov 2018 12:31
    Abhisit would welcome Somchai to Democrat Party
    Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Saturday that former Election Commission member Somchai Srisutthiyakorn would be welcomed if he decides to join the Democrat Party.
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  • Fri, 31 Aug 2018 01:00
    The board of the Bank of Thailand has appointed Somchai Jitsuchon, director of Thailand Development Research Institute(TDRI), as an independent director of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), replacing Porametee Vimolsiri who resigned recently from the committee to take up the chairman post of the bank.
  • Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:11
    NLA chief doesn’t believe voting to pick EC president will stir up conflict at agency 
    National Legislative Assembly (NLA) President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai on Monday said he believed voting to decide the new Election Commission (EC) president would not stir up conflict in the agency, after former commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn had warned on Sunday about the likelihood of outside lobbying.
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  • Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:09
    Krung Thai Asset sees Thai economy growing 4.5% in second half
    Krung Thai Asset Management Plc vice president for investment strategy Dr Somchai Amornthum on Monday forecast that the country’s economy would grow by 4.5 per cent in the second half of this year.
  • Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:55
    Somchai withdraws from Electoral Commission selection process
    Former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn has withdrawn from the contest to become the next secretary-general of the Election Commission (EC), he disclosed on Sunday.
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  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:48
    Prasong Poontaneat has been promoted from revenue director-general to finance permanent secretary, replacing Somchai Sujjapongse, who recently resigned.
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  • Fri, 13 Apr 2018 01:00
    The challenges ahead for Somkid
    Somchai Sujjapongse’s rejection of a role in national development leaves the deputy PM in need of a trusted skipper
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