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  • April 2, 2015

    Yingluck's lawyers present strategy

    ... had declared before Parliament and that constitutionally, governments have to implement policies that they promise to voters. The ruling Pheu Thai Party had made the rice-pledging scheme one of its main policies, hence the case cannot be taken to court, the lawyers said. They also pointed out that since...

    Politics
  • April 1, 2015

    Abhisit apologises for Sukhumbhand's remarks over floods

    "I believe that the Bangkok governor did not have any intention to cause discontent among people," Abhisit said on the party's official Facebook page. "As leader of the Democrat Party that fielded Sukhumbhand in the Bangkok election, I would like to apologise for what the governor said that may have made many people...

    Politics
  • March 31, 2015

    What lies beneath the uniform

    The reality shows that he should never have been in control of any aircraft, let alone a commercial airliner carrying 150 people. He may well have been an expert flyer and physically fit, but mentally he was clearly very unfit. The ISIS executioner known as "Jihadi John" was bullied at school...

    Opinion
  • March 31, 2015

    That other great Singaporean

    ... This was, after all, the man who ended that unbroken run from 1965 to 1981 when Singapore's parliament contained only MPs from Lee's People's Action Party. He passed away in 2008. To me, JBJ was also a towering figure. Like Lim Chin Siong, Lee Siew Choh, Said Zahari, Sandrasegeram Woodhull, James Puthucheary...

    Opinion
  • March 31, 2015

    Abhisit apologises to Bangkokians over Sukhumbhand's statement

    Abhisit posted a message on his Facebook wall that Sukhumbhand could not deny responsibility over Bangkok flooding so he would like to issue an apology on behalf the governor. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • March 31, 2015

    Abhisit apologises for remarks by Bangkok governor

    "I believe that the Bangkok Governor did not have any intention to cause discontent among people," Abhisit said on the party's official Facebook page. "As leader of the Democrat Party that fielded Sukhumbhand in the Bangkok election, I would like to apologise for what the governor said that may have made many people...

    Politics
  • March 30, 2015

    Bizbuzz

    ..., while owners of diesel cars pay just 5 satang a litre in taxes," he said. The minister noted that the diesel tax was brought to that level when Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva was the prime minister. "It is unimaginable that an Oxford graduate would do that," Narongchai quipped. ptt chief...

    Business
  • March 30, 2015

    In Yemen, US is gambling on Saudis as sectarian war looms

    ... ground for al-Qaeda and potentially the Islamic State group, said Jones, a fellow at the RAND Corporation think tank. US lawmakers from both parties backed the Saudi-led action, saying that the rebels' advance had to be checked to clear the way for an eventual political settlement and deprive al-Qaeda...

    Opinion
  • March 30, 2015

    'Absolute power' move could haunt Prayut: NHRC

    ... trying to promote national reform and solve inequality issues, I doubt that it's suitable to use Article 44 or martial law," he said. Pheu Thai Party members also voiced opposition to the government using Article 44, saying that one person - General Prayut - would have authority over the |three branches...

    Politics
  • March 29, 2015

    Concern over alternative to martial law

    ... the post-coup provisional charter, which gave him extensive powers as the NCPO leader. Red-shirt leaders, who are politicians from the Pheu Thai Party, said that they expected the NCPO's new order to bring more harm than good to the country. Nuttawut Saikuar, who served as a Cabinet member in the...

    Politics