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  • November 29, 2014

    Assets of more NLA members declared

    Businessman and major Democrat Party supporter Chatchai Piyasombutkul and his wife are the richest among the 28 with assets valued about Bt1.5 billion and no liabilities, according to the announcement. Energy businessman Anumad Ahmad, a former adviser to an Asean secretary-general, and his wife are the second...

    Politics
  • November 28, 2014

    Abhisit calls for more power to the people

    ... dividing the administrative and legislative branches would not bring about a more effective balance of power. Also, weakening the political-party system by ensuring MPs are not affiliated with a party would create more corruption even among independent MPs, who would demand money or other benefits for voting...

    Politics
  • November 28, 2014

    Elections 'unlikely before 2016'

    ... year. That's not too long. They can wait," he said, referring to academics calling for the martial law to be relaxed. In a related development, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva yesterday suggested that a public referendum be held on the new constitution in order to boost its legitimacy and sustainability...

    Politics
  • November 27, 2014

    Hong Kong police reopen main road after clearing protest camp

    ... scene, according to protest group Scholarism and the Hong Kong Federation of Students. A well-known protester and member of the League of Social Democrats party, Raphael Wong, who was arrested along with the pair said on his Facebook page that they were being held at a police station. "I am at the Kwai Chung...

    National
  • November 27, 2014

    Abhisit proposes referendum on draft charter

    He raised the proposal to the Constitution Drafting Committee. He said the people should be asked to choose between the new charter and the 2007 constitution. The Nation

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  • November 26, 2014

    PDRC calls for end to party-list MPs in proposal to CDC

    ... among several ideas the PDRC presented to the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) yesterday. While the previous government's ruling Pheu Thai Party deliberately avoided making any contributions to the new charter, the PDRC dispatched five leaders to present not only what the group wants to see in...

    Politics
  • November 26, 2014

    Give amnesty to protesters, not leaders: big parties

    Members of the Democrat and Pheu Thai parties insisted yesterday that an amnesty bill should cover only ordinary protesters - not the leaders of political groups, parties or colour-coded groups. The justice system, they said, should be allowed to play an important role in solving many issues and prolonged disputes in...

    Politics
  • November 26, 2014

    Alongkorn resigns from Democrat

    The Democrat has prohibited its former MPs and members from joining the NRC but Alongkorn applied for the post and was made an NRC member. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • November 17, 2014

    Reds should not let opportunity pass them by

    ... after the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) was appointed, the drafters showed no hesitation in welcoming ideas and participation from political parties and colour-coded political groups on the composition of the new charter. Today is the first day for the CDC to open a forum to gather suggestions...

    Politics
  • November 16, 2014

    Democrat to propose charter blueprint of Seni Pramoj

    He said the party has so far planned to propose a charter blueprint of the Seni Pramoj Foundation for the Constitution Drafting Committee to consider. The Nation

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