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  • August 2, 2015

    Will Abe face up to Japan's past

    ... urging Japan to fully acknowledge and take full responsibility for its sexual enslavement of women during the war. Representative Mike Honda (Democrat, California), who authored the 2007 resolution, said that Abe has the historic opportunity to take leadership, do something and say, "You are right. We were...

    Opinion
  • August 2, 2015

    Politicking in the garb of reform

    ... recently launched People's Democratic Reform Foundation (PDRF) by former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, who is also a former deputy leader of the Democrat Party. Alongkorn Polabutr, a former member of the Democrat Party and a current member of the National Reform Council (NRC), called the PDRF a "positive sign" for the...

    Opinion
  • July 31, 2015

    Navy releases document on why it needs submarines

    ... allocation from the government. The document was released in response to the government's order for the Navy to explain the plan. Former Democrat Party MP Watchara Petthong disapproved of the purchase, saying it would be unnecessary spending given the condition of the country's coffers and economy. ...

    Politics
  • July 31, 2015

    Suthep's reform foundation gets a mixed response from observers

    Alongkorn Ponlaboot, a former member of the Democrat Party and a current member of the National Reform Council (NRC), said the launch of the People's Democratic Reform Foundation chaired by Suthep was a "positive sign" for the national reform process. Yesterday, after Suthep and other People's Democratic Reform...

    Politics
  • July 30, 2015

    PM concerned as Suthep to announce future plans today

    ... it should be fine. "If he talks politics, we won't let him," said Prayut, who also leads the NCPO. Suthep, former secretary-general of the Democrat Party, gave up his monastic life on Tuesday after spending more than a year in saffron robes. The PDRC led street protests against the Pheu Thai-led government...

    Politics
  • July 29, 2015

    Will tough anti-graft action work for or against us

    ... and balances. In fact, the ruling that found Thaksin guilty of illegally helping his ex-wife buy the Ratchadaphisek land came when his political party was running the government. Yingluck was impeached by a military-installed legislature. If she is politically banned for life because of that, debate...

    Opinion
  • July 29, 2015

    Suthep leaves monkhood, vows to never seek amnesty

    ... commit grave criminal offences, especially lese majeste because it is a crime against national security,'' he said. Suthep said he had spoken to Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva on Monday during a group ordination at a temple in Surat Thani, but the discussion was nothing special. "Abhisit never persuaded...

    Politics
  • July 28, 2015

    Suthep will focus on nation after he leaves the monkhood

    ...'s reform movement. "I had earlier announced that after my political fight for the country, I would not accept any post," he said. The former Democrat heavyweight led the 203-day anti-government protest against the government of Yingluck Shinawatra that finally led to the May 22 military coup. Akanat...

    Politics
  • July 27, 2015

    Thai diplomacy faces mammoth challenges

    ... key diplomatic players fly in the face of not just normal political institutions like Thai courts, the National Anti-Corruption Commission and the Democrat Party. Thailand's political strife has undeniably affected the highest institution, the monarchy, as well. It's, therefore, unwise for the Americans to be...

    Opinion
  • July 26, 2015

    Be decisive on Cabinet reshuffle, Abhisit tells PM

    He said the PM must make a decision on whether there should be a Cabinet change and focus on efficiency. The lack of purchasing power in rural areas was a major problem. Economic policies should aim to boost people's purchasing power, especially farmers hit by drought, he said. "This would help support...

    Politics