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  • October 28, 2014

    NRC rejects push for 'outsiders'

    ... by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), the Cabinet and the National Council for Peace and Order. NRC vice president Borwornsak Uwanno and Democrat Party politician Alongkorn Ponlaboot were behind the idea of nominating non-NRC members. Borwornsak told the meeting yesterday that in a move to ensure fairness...

  • October 23, 2014

    NRC chief backs NACC decision against asset declaration

    ... to court, Thienchay said he believed the NRC should stick with NACC's decision, otherwise it will give rise to legal disputes. Meanwhile, deputy Democrat Party leader Nipit Intarasombat said the NACC's decision was "outright unreasonable", adding that he backed a former Pheu Thai Party MP's call for NRC members to...

  • October 22, 2014

    Reformers begin work

    ..., the NRC member who represents Chachoengsao province, unexpectedly nominated Alongkorn Ponlaboot, NRC member for energy reform, who was a fellow Democrat Party member. However, Alongkorn withdrew and Thienchay became NRC president. Borwornsak was the only candidate nominated for first vice president. The...

  • October 21, 2014

    All signs point to state power centralisation

    ... to national security. Politicians on both national and local fronts tend to work together, as banding together gives them and their political party more strength, and the stronger they become the less power the central authority has. Therefore, the likelihood that the junta will push for power decentralisation...

  • October 19, 2014

    Thaksin gained most from coup, Chalerm claims

    ... This was exacerbated by the fact that the military rulers had also not branded her government as disloyal to the monarchy, Chalerm said. "The Democrats and the People's Democratic Reform Committee are the ones coughing blood and gained nothing," he was quoted as saying. "Thaksin seems to be happiest....

  • October 15, 2014

    PM's Office Minister marks 1976 anniversary

    ..., representatives included those from the junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly (NLA), the Thammasat University students' organisation, the Democrat Party, relatives of the October 14, 1973, martyrs and others. The event was held amid strict police security. A seminar at Thammasat Univer-sity also commemorated...

  • October 9, 2014

    NRC members suggest clear priorities as reform process cannot be finished in one year

    ... local administration reform. He said he believed all NRC members would join forces to work for the good of the country. Alongkorn Polabutr, former Democrat Party deputy leader, said he would like to see all political parties join hands and contribute to the national reform process. He suggested there were alternative...

  • October 8, 2014

    Absconding former deputy Speaker Apiwan dies at 65

    ...'s family on her Facebook page. "We are deeply sad and shocked to have learnt the news, I have known Apiwan from the time he was a Thai Rak Thai party member. He was trusted by the people of Nonthaburi to become their Parliament representative, he also became vice speaker of the Parliament," she wrote...

  • October 7, 2014

    More forums needed for other voices to discuss reforms

    ... of the administration of his sister Yingluck. Some members of the council were from the People's Democratic Reform Committee and former Democrat Party deputy leader Alongkorn Ponlaboot was among them. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has raised a question on whether or not those social groups, who...

  • October 6, 2014

    We must depoliticise the fight against corruption

    ... was the late Sanan Kachornprasart. He was one of the country's most influential power-brokers when, while serving as secretary-general of the Democrat Party, was investigated for a relatively small amount of debt that wasn't supposed to be in his assets report. That he was subsequently banned from politics for five...