Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:00:00
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 01:00:00
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
Sun, 27 Aug 2017 01:00:00
We can learn from the studies into the flaws of the rice-pledging schemes
THE TWO studies that looked closely into the flaws of the past governments’ rice mortgage scheme might not have gained public attention had the Attorney-General not mentioned one of them in 2014, one of which the National Anti Corruption Commission had cited as part of its indictment report against wrongdoers involving in the scheme, including former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:00:00
Rice scheme was populist plunder, but was it illegal?
Re: “Yingluck says her bank accounts confiscated, money withdrawn”, The Nation, yesterday.
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:00:00
Hate ‘populism’? Then you hate democracy
Re: “Future govts ‘will be wary of populist policies’ after action against ex-PM”, The Sunday Nation, July 23.
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:00:00
Future govts ‘will be wary of populist policies’ after action against ex-PM
HARSH legal actions against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her ex-ministers over her government’s rice-pledging scheme is likely to discourage future administrations from formulating such a large-scale populist policy, an economist has predicted.
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 19:41:05
Finland's nationalist party elects populist hardliner
HELSINKI - The populist Finns party on Saturday elected a leader whose hardline views risk breaking up the coalition government.
Sat, 13 May 2017 01:00:00
With budget control, junta turns check-and-balance into checkmate
Re: “Auditor general to play key role in preventing govt spending sprees, populist policies: Meechai”, The Nation, May 9.
Tue, 09 May 2017 18:55:51
Auditor general to play key role in preventing govt spending sprees, populist policies: Meechai
The new organic law on the role and responsibilities of the auditor general would see the office acquiring new authority in preventing excessive government spending and populist policies, a Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) seminar on the law heard on Tuesday.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:51:35
Thousands join March for Science to fight 'alternative facts'
WASHINGTON- Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight back against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:32:39
Populist surge impacting on Olympics image: Robertson
LONDON, March 14, 2017 - The anti-establishment surge that led to Brexit and Donald Trump becoming US President has also impacted on bids to host the Olympic Games, British Olympic chief Hugh Robertson told AFP in an interview on Monday.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:00:00
How to curb right-wing populism in Indonesia
With the vote for Donald Trump and Brexit, it is obvious that increasingly large numbers of people affected by the ills of unregulated globalisation are being drawn to populist right-wing nationalism rather than mainstream liberalism and social democracy.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 01:00:00
Asia has a striking opportunity for trade leadership
IT IS time for Asia to seize the initiative on trade. Negotiators have made progress this year on a number of substantial trade accords around the world. But there has also been a striking rise in populist and nationalist sentiment, particularly in Europe and the United States.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 01:00:00
Trump’s ungrateful American in our midst
Re: “Elitist Thais attack populist leader – sound familiar?”, Letters, yesterday.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 01:00:00
Elitist Thais attack populist leader – sound familiar?
Re: “The US is facing its own American Spring”, Tell It as It Is, November 12.