Wed, 02 Jan 2019 01:00
Different populist schemes on offer
Political parties vie on state welfare platforms in run up to February polls.
Sat, 29 Dec 2018 13:37
Clock ticks for Italy to pass budget after EU standoff
Italy's populist government was racing Saturday to get a revised 2019 budget through parliament before year end despite complaints it was written by Brussels and being rammed through without debate.
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 01:00
Thaksin made populism a sacred policy worshipped by every govt since
Re: “Parties hit out at junta govt’s populist handouts”, Nation, Nov 22.
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 01:00
Parties hit out at junta govt’s populist handouts
ABHISIT SAYS MEASURE IS NO DIFFERENT FROM SIMILAR POLICIES OF THE PAST; MEASURE SEEN |AS ‘SHORT-TERM’ REMEDY AND UNSUSTAINABLE
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 01:00
Govt sops to poor raise questions of propriety
Bt38-bn subsidy from populist scheme used to woo welfare cardholders.
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:23
Moody's downgrades Italy credit rating on debt, deficit concerns
Moody's has cut Italy's credit rating by a notch over concerns about plans for larger deficits and the high public debt load as the country's populist government clashes with Brussels over its budget.
Sat, 08 Sep 2018 15:58
Duterte blames 'friend' Trump for Philippines economic woes
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday blamed US President Donald Trump after inflation hit a nine-year high in the Philippines, hurting the image of the populist leader.
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 01:00
Populist handouts won’t protect the poor from climate change
A recent article in The Nation, “Activists to table bottom-up approach to combat global warming and its effects at UN conference” (August 30), suggested that Thailand must develop grassroots approaches to mitigating the consequences of climate change for the poor who suffer its effects most acutely.
Sat, 25 Aug 2018 18:25
UN urges EU states to accept migrants stranded on Italy coastguard ship
The UN's Refugee Agency on Saturday called on EU member states to urgently agree to take in some of the 150 people stranded on an Italian coastguard ship, after a fresh immigration row erupted between the bloc and Italy's populist government.
Sun, 29 Jul 2018 01:00
Foreign populist parties observe controversial Cambodia poll
A mishmash of populist and far-right party members from Europe and Asia are serving as election observers in Cambodia's controversial vote Sunday while many western governments are keeping their distance after the main opposition was outlawed.
Thu, 31 May 2018 14:33
Asian markets recover with euro as Italy fears ease
Asian equities bounced back Thursday from the previous day's mauling while the euro held on to a recovery as fears of turmoil in Italy were soothed by conciliatory noises from the country's two biggest populist parties.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:00
Anger at new junta law banning populist policy
POLITICIANS yesterday lashed out at the junta’s latest move to block populist policy with a new law.
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:00
PM urges people to look to their future and ignore candidates offering 'short-sighted promises'
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday urged people during his mobile Cabinet trip to the upper South to vote for those who have a longer-term vision, and not for candidates offering them short-sighted promises and populist policies, or the country would become bankrupt with everyone suffering as a result.
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:00
Another wasteful populist scheme
The costly ‘Thai Niyom’ plan to pull the country out of the mire ignores fundamental issues and their causes
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 01:00
PM rolls out ‘Thai Niyom’ scheme
HUNDREDS OF OFFICIALS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY GATHER FOR INSTRUCTIONS AS PRAYUT DENIES BT100-BN PROGRAMME IS A POPULIST CAMPAIGN DESIGNED TO KEEP JUNTA IN POWER