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  • July 31, 2014

    Pair charged with stealing rice worth Bt100m from warehouse

    ... surveyed preferred the rice policies issued by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) over those offered by the Yingluck Shinawatra and Abhisit Vejjajiva governments. About 63 per cent of the economists surveyed also said they believed the move to reduce production costs was better than the rice...

  • July 29, 2014

    Busy day in court for Suthep

    ... Surat Thani, while he led the rally in Bangkok and he did not receive it. The next hearing is set for September 29. Meanwhile, Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and Phra Suthep went to Criminal Court yesterday to face a hearing for cases in which they were accused over the crackdown on red-shirt protests in 2010...

  • July 28, 2014

    Criminal Court postpones trial against Abhisit and Phra Suthep

    The Court however postponed the trial to August 29.

  • July 28, 2014

    Cambodia monitors and understands Thailand's situation : Tea Banh

    ... interpretation of the World Courtโ s 1963 ruling on the Preah Vihear temple. Cambodia took the issue to the International Court of Justice during Abhisit Vejjajiva;s premiership. Shortly after the Thai junta seized the power in May, Cambodia agreed to release a Thai activist; Veera Somkwamkid, who was jailed for...

  • July 25, 2014

    Ex-police chief reinstated

    ... Court on February 28 asking the then-government to reinstate Patcharawat within 60 days of the verdict. Patcharawat was dismissed by the Abhisit Vejjajiva administration in 2009 for his alleged role in the crackdown on anti-government protesters in October 2008.

  • July 24, 2014

    Critics wary of NCPO chief's powers

    Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said that Provision 44 has provided the NCPO with unprecedented special powers independent of the prime minister and without checks and balances. The NCPO is empowered to issue laws, orders and even overturn court decisions. "Article 17 promulgated in 1959 [by Field Marshal...

  • July 22, 2014

    Constructive criticism 'should be permitted'

    Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva yesterday called on the junta to allow people with differing views to present constructive criticism of its orders and administration, saying that would propel the country toward true reconciliation and democracy. Although the country is about to enter the second stage of...

  • July 22, 2014

    Democrats prohibited from joining NLA, NRC

    Kalaya said Abhisit fears that the party would be accused of having conflicts of interest if Democrats join the two chambers. She said if certain party members want to join the two chambers, they must seek approval from Abhisit and must promise not to contest future elections. The Nation

  • July 16, 2014

    Police chief - a job entangled in powerplay and intrigue

    ...-law of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, to rise to the top of the police force. Before that, Wichean was appointed head cop by then premier Abhisit Vejjajiva in 2010, almost one year after the post became vacant. Abhisit tried several times to get Prateep Tanprasert to succeed Pol General Patcharawat Wongsuwan...

  • July 15, 2014

    Bt300 million earmarked to repair Govt House

    ... Chulanont regime did not make major changes in 2007 to the compound - it just added auspicious trees to the garden. Changes were made when Abhisit Vejjajiva took power in late 2008 after a months-long rally by the People's Alliance for Democracy to oust the Thaksin-led government. Government House was damaged and...