• Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:00
    Pro-junta party waters down Pheu Thai win in Northeast
    THE GOVERNMENT’S populist policies and staunch support has helped pro-junta Phalang Pracharat snatch votes from the Shinawatra-backed Pheu Thai in the Northeast, a scholar from Mahasarakham University said yesterday.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
    politics
  • Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:00
    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.
    your say
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:00
    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.
    politics
  • Sat, 13 May 2017 01:00
    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.
    your say
  • Tue, 09 May 2017 18:55
    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.
    politics
  • Thu, 28 Jan 2016 01:00
    Why populist policies must incorporate anti-graft measures
    What has populist policy got to do with corruption? A lot, according to Thailand’s top graft-fighter, Panthep Klanarongran, who has just retired after nine years at the head of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).
    opinion
  • Mon, 04 Jan 2016 01:00
    Somkid team reinvigorated the economy
    MR PRIDIYATHORN Devakula, the former head of the government’s economic team, shunned most kinds of populist policies during his 15 months in office from May 2014 to August last year.
    business
  • Mon, 19 Oct 2015 01:00
    Govt to rebrand populism
    Populist policies get a different slant - pracha rat - on state and private help for the grass roots
    national
  • Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:00
    Thaksin doesn't own copyright on populist policy
    It was a clever ploy for Robin Grant to praise Prayut Chan-o-cha while at the same time gleefully crediting Thaksin for having initiated the universal healthcare scheme and other populist policies for the poor.
    your say
  • Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:00
    Prem advises against populist policies
    Populism is problematic and weakens people's thinking skills, Privy Council President and statesman General Prem Tinsulanonda said yesterday
    national
  • Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:31
    Prem advises against populist policies
    Populism is problematic and weakens people's thinking skills, Privy Council President and statesman General Prem Tinsulanonda said Wednesday.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 25 May 2015 01:00
    Private firms 'must shape up'
    GDP GROWTH is expected to be in the range of 3-4 per cent in 2016, restrained by the global economic slowdown, the previous government's populist policies and the adjustment of the private sector, Kosit Panpiemras, executive chairman of Bangkok Bank, sai
    Economy
  • Fri, 10 Apr 2015 01:00
    Household debt increase under control: Sommai
    The steep rise in Thailand's household debt has eased after skyrocketing during 2011-13 following the then government's populist policies.
    Economy
  • Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:00
    How can the charter writers curb populist policies?
    The charter drafters are looking for ways to put an end to populist policies among politicians. That's an uphill task. Some may even say it's Mission Impossible.
    opinion
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