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  • September 17, 2014

    NCPO strengthens its position with more top brass

    ... was appointed as deputy spokesman. Sansern was previously a spokesman for the Centre for Resolution of the Emergency Situation under the Abhisit Vejjajiva government and was responsible for handling the red-shirt protests in 2010. Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry has proposed a reshuffle of senior officials...

    Politics
  • September 15, 2014

    Far South peace talks 'must include all groups'

    DEMOCRAT PARTY leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and a former Muslim MP have voiced their support for continued dialogue between security authorities and insurgents based in the far South after the military's seizure of power in May. However, clearer rules and preconditions and internal arrangements need to be agreed on...

    National
  • September 15, 2014

    Govt warned of 'fishy' deals like microphones for the Cabinet

    ... and provincial governors on Wednesday when the prime |minister would inform them of the government's policies. Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva urged the government to ensure transparency in spending state funds for all projects. He said the public wanted transparency most in the use of "central funds...

    Politics
  • September 14, 2014

    Queen's guards minding Prayuth's back

    ..., has provided security for him since he became the Army commander-in-chief in 2010. Ekdanai also was in the security detail of former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. The new PM's bodyguards are mostly from the regiment's Second Infantry Battalion. They are divided into two teams, with each one headed by an Army...

    Politics
  • September 14, 2014

    'Men in black sought millions to reveal name of mastermind'

    ... the violent - sometimes deadly - attacks during the 10 weeks of street protests by red shirts protesters against the Democrat-led government led by Abhisit Vejjajiva four years ago. Thaworn served as deputy interior minister during the government's tenure. Thaworn said four of the "men in black" demanded Bt5...

    Politics
  • September 13, 2014

    Thailand slammed for income disparity, but US doing much worse

    Then, one year ago, Associated Press reported that the top 1 per cent in the US earned more than 19 per cent of US household income, and that the top 10 per cent earned a record 48.2 per cent of total US income. So I shut up about Thai income inequity. Since 2009, some 95 per cent of US income gains...

    Opinion
  • September 13, 2014

    Toilet research might warrant lofty position

    It delights me greatly to know that Somsak Pola has found a new favourite punching bag in the form of the United States. Previously it was always Abhisit Vejjajiva, Suthep Thaugsuban, the Democrat Party or whomever else was not affiliated with the then-ruling Pheu Thai Party. I am amazed by his unique ability in...

    Opinion
  • September 13, 2014

    Land, inheritance taxes this year: PM

    ... which was handpicked by the NCPO, could effectively perform the task of policy regulation by engaging in critical debate. Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva called on NLA members to do their duty by cchecking all national policies closely. The media also paid a great deal of attention to yesterday's...

    National
  • September 13, 2014

    New DSI investigation team to take over 'men in black' case

    ... in black" even existed. Also, the previous team of DSI agents investigating the "men in black" controversially shifted their focus to former PM Abhisit Vejjajiva and his then-deputy Suthep Thaugsuban. This team has been completely replaced. Meanwhile, four male members of the "men in black" yesterday re-enacted...

    Politics
  • September 12, 2014

    Meet scheduled on tax, debt policies

    ... Fiscal Policy Office to replace the house and building tax and local development tax, will be an improvement on the draft from the government led by Abhisit Vejjajiva. The tax ceiling will be higher to cope with the country's likely expansion in the future. The new law may set tax rates at up to 0.5 per cent of...

    Business