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  • May 27, 2015

    Will Prayut accept an outsider PM: Nuttawut

    ... and ministers had made, and she believed that all the motions and proposals by related agencies were useful for the CDC to scrutinise. However, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva voiced opposition to the reconciliation committee that will be set up under the new charter having the capacity to grant pardons...

    Politics
  • May 27, 2015

    Ruling party foresees no landslide victory, but winning still likely

    Upper House MP Hla Swe told the media that the fate of political parties was not important in the 2015 general elections. It is more important (for voters) to choose those who really could serve the public interests, he added. "Unlike in the 2010 election, I don't think our party will win a landslide victory...

    Aec
  • May 26, 2015

    Regime's top bodies suggest charter changes

    ... CDC spokesman Kamnoon Sidhisaman said it was likely that the CDC would accept proposals to change the draft as suggested by major actors, including Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva. The agency would spend more time scrutinising controversial provisions such as Articles 181-182 that the Cabinet, NRC and Abhisit...

    Politics
  • May 25, 2015

    SOME WORLD VIEWS of US presidential candidates

    Since it is still an early period for the presidential election campaign, any hopeful candidate from either party - Democrat or Republican - must present their views on pertinent issues, particularly on foreign policy, that can draw media and public attention, demonstrating their capacity as chosen ones for the next...

    Opinion
  • May 24, 2015

    NRC's term 'won't be extended'

    ...,'' he said. Paiboon suggested that television debates be held to allow all sectors of the public to give their opinions about the charter draft. Democrat Party member Poomsan Seniwong na Ayudhaya urged the CDC to focus on checks and balances because the weak checks-and-balances system was the root of the country...

    Politics
  • May 24, 2015

    Former Democrat leader calls for change to party's leadership

    Bhichai said the party would fail the next election again if Abhisit continues to lead the party.

    Breakingnews
  • May 23, 2015

    Views from both sides of the divide on the military seizure of power

    Tankhun Jitt-itsara, a former Democrat MP and key member of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC): "I think people are happy with the country's security. However, people are anxious about the new charter. The junta needs to communicate with the public better because it is the key to their...

    Politics
  • May 22, 2015

    May 22 coup pre-planned or provoked by the situation

    ... more than six months of anti-government rallies led by Suthep's People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). Politicians from the Pheu Thai Party said they believed the coup was well plotted, like the one in September 2006. They pointed to a "similar pattern" that also happened before the previous power...

    Politics
  • May 22, 2015

    Rights NGO releases figures on detainees

    ... for coffee or meals with Army officers. Those summoned or contacted by the NCPO include 278 people who have affiliations with Pheu Thai Party and the red-shirt movement; 41 who are linked with the Democrat Party and the People's Democratic Reform Committee; and 176 academics, activists, students, writers and journalists...

    Politics
  • May 21, 2015

    Political parties run by the people, not patriarchs

    In the wake of three consecutive election defeats, former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced at the weekend that if he fails to guide the Democrat Party to victory in the next general election, he will step down as leader. Abhisit said he had no interest in being opposition leader for a fourth time...

    Opinion