• Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:00
    You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…
    Even before Thaksin Shinawatra entered politics, his family was involved in dubious, if not totally illegal, business documentation. In fact, it was something in his pre-Thai Rak Thai past – the massive transfers of shares from his inner circles to people who were not supposed to have them – that kick-started Thailand’s ongoing and detrimental national divide. 
    opinion
  • Tue, 15 Jan 2019 01:00
    Thaksin returns to limelight with launch weekly podcast
    POLITICAL SCIENTISTS yesterday said the latest move by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to show his vision through a weekly podcast “Good Monday”, could invite comparisons between the Shinawatra and the pro-junta camps ahead of the upcoming election.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 02 Jan 2019 01:00
    How Prayut missed a golden opportunity
    Talk of what Prayut Chan-o-cha must do to ensure that his 2014 coup is not “wasted” has been too political. Many, including the man himself, assume the measure of success or failure depends on whether the camp loyal to Thaksin Shinawatra can make its way back into power. That idea is not only wrong, it’s also very damaging.
    opinion
  • Fri, 21 Dec 2018 14:45
    Update : Thaksin visits Thaksin beef noodle stall in Singapore
    PETALING JAYA - Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s visit to “Thaksin Beef Noodle” in Singapore this week was made after somebody told him about it.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 22 Nov 2018 01:00
    Prawit attacks ex-NCPO member for ‘defecting’
    DEPUTY PREMIER Prawit Wongsuwan yesterday described a retired senior military officer joining a new anti-junta political party as “ungrateful” and “a chameleon”.
    politics
  • Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:26
    Two Panthongtae associates face arrest after skipping country before indictment hearing
    Two co-defendants in a money-laundering case against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s son Panthongtae face arrest warrants after they failed to meet public prosecutors as summoned.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:31
    EC keeping close eye on Thaksin, Pheu Thai movements in Singapore
    The Election Commission (EC) secretary-general has said that the agency was monitoring reports that some Pheu Thai politicians will travel to Singapore to meet fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 09 Nov 2018 01:00
    New party, old faces: political entrant’s leaders are Shinawatra loyalists
    Family members and loyalists to the powerful former Thai leader Thaksin Shinawatra were on Wednesday elected to head a new party, reinvigorating the division that has characterised and paralysed Thai politics for over a generation.
    opinion
  • Tue, 06 Nov 2018 01:00
    Panthongtae pleads not guilty
    FORMER PM Thaksin Shinawatra’s son Panthongtae pleaded not guilty when he showed up in court yesterday to fight a money-laundering case related to a controversial Krungthai Bank loan.
    politics
  • Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:00
    Pheu Thai could be dissolved if Thaksin is found to be interfering, EC warns
    PHEU THAI PARTY could be dissolved if it were found to have let former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra interfere with its internal affairs, a senior Election Commission (EC) official warned yesterday.
    politics
  • Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:58
    EC investigates alleged Thaksin ‘influence’ over Pheu Thai
    The Election Commission (EC) is gathering information regarding former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s alleged interference in the Pheu Thai Party’s internal affairs, EC secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma said on Tuesday.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:42
    EC should investigate whether Thaksin meddled in Pheu Thai’s affairs: Prawit
    The Election Commission should investigate to see whether former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra had recently interfered in Pheu Thai Party’s internal affairs in violation of the law, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan said on Monday.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:00
    Thaksin’s son indicted in the KTB loan scandal
    THE SON of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was indicted yesterday for collusion in money laundering in connection with the Krungthai Bank loan scandal, in a case he claimed was politically motivated.
    politics
  • Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:00
    Thaksin-Prawit showdown just a taste of things to come
    The verbal warfare being waged in full view of the world between Thaksin Shinawatra and Prawit Wongsuwan is disturbing. Even more worrying is that it’s only a taste of what’s to come. Pro-military and pro-Thaksin camps are furiously trading reports of the “war”, but none of them has pointed out the inconvenient truth, which is that we are looking at just the tip of the iceberg.
    opinion
  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:00
    Thaksin, his men poke fun at junta leaders
    JUNTA LEADERS became the objects of derision yesterday, when former PM Thaksin Shinawatra and his men began posting sarcastic messages about the premier and his No 2 man.
    politics
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