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  • January 18, 2015

    Ex-ministers defend rice scheme via YouTube video

    ... was accused of corruption, they did not stay still and appointed a subcommittee to eradicate corruption, which was headed by former minister Chalerm Yoobamrung. Kittiratt also claimed that the rice-pledging scheme did not affect business negatively, saying the country should also note the beneficial aspects of the...

  • December 22, 2014

    Claims of substandard rice distorted: ex-deputy minister

    ... such as the Foreign Trade Department team, a committee checking the rice-pledging operation and the special police team appointed by ex-deputy PM Chalerm Yoobamrung. "She would definitely not get impeached for dereliction of duty that led to grave damage to the state, as accused," he claimed.

  • October 27, 2014

    Chalerm's 'insight' may be blind loyalty

    ... Chan-o-cha's situation. The first was said by the man himself and the second by someone who knows a thing or two more about politics than him. Chalerm Yoobamrung, resurfacing to deny rumours about his death or grave illness, stated that every time the military asserts its might politically, Thaksin Shinawatra benefits...

  • October 20, 2014

    Chalerm a secret anti-Thaksin weapon

    Chalerm Yoobamrung has broken his conspicuous silence since May 22 with gems that Thaksin is winning the political battle because of the coup. Wow, that is enlightening and clever. However, Chalerm's message fell flat in two of his statements. First, was his claim that the eternal victory would not happen if "Thaksin dies...

  • October 19, 2014

    Thaksin gained most from coup, Chalerm claims

    Chalerm said Thaksin and Pheu Thai reaped the most from the coup led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha because no corruption charges had been pressed against members of the ousted government led by Thaksin's sister Yingluck, a Pheu Thai source revealed yesterday. This was exacerbated by the fact that the military...

  • October 12, 2014

    Chalerm: I'm alive and well

    He said those who cooked up the rumours wanted him to come out to make political comments. He said he was invited to several events but he declined the invitations because he wanted to keep low profile. He said he would attend the funeral service of former deputy House speaker Apiwan Wiriyachai on...

  • October 1, 2014

    Deportation order against Satish Sehgal cancelled

    The order had been issued by then-interior minister Chalerm Yoobamrung over allegations that Sehgal had taken part in protests against the Pheu Thai government. The court ruled that the process leading to the deportation order was biased and violated the Civil Court's earlier order prohibiting the elected Pheu Thai...

  • September 30, 2014

    Court sentences to death railway staff who raped and threw a girl from train

    Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced to death a man who killed and threw a 13-year-old girl from a train in July. Wanchai or Game Saengkhao was also charged with robbery and use drugs. The defendant was a staff of a sleeping compartment where the girl slept. He raped and choked her before throwing...

  • September 13, 2014

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

    ... the five people and relevant information implicating them, but no progress had been made so far. Things came to a standstill after former deputy PM Chalerm Yoobamrung, who oversaw the DSI board during the previous government, issued a statement denying the "men in black" even existed. Also, the previous team of...

  • August 6, 2014

    Australia chooses private firm to search for missing flight MH370

    Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said Fugro Survey Pty Ltd will employ two vessels equipped with towed deep-water vehicles to search for possible debris. "The vessels will search the sea floor using side scan sonar, multi-beam echo sounders and video cameras to locate and identify the aircraft...