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  • September 21, 2014

    Abhisit enjoys a surge in popularity: Bangkok poll

    ... cent of respondents stating that, followed by boasting the economy (30.1 per cent) and healing divisions in the country (19.8 per cent). Former Democrat MP for Phitsanulok Dr Warong Dechgitvigrom believes Pheu Thai's sagging popularity stems from corruption allegations in relation to scrapped rice-pledging...

    Politics
  • September 20, 2014

    Bruised but intact, Cameron survives the Scotland scare

    Cameron has escaped the miserable fate of becoming the Conservative and Unionist Party prime minister who lost the union - hardly a legacy to be proud of and a result that would probably have forced his resignation. The 47-year-old premier even raised the topic of his own future when he made his final pre...

    Opinion
  • September 19, 2014

    Scotland's next step No independence but more powers

    Devo max" -- greater powers which fall short of full independence -- was not on the referendum ballot paper. Britainโ s three main political parties ahead of the referendum agreed that Scotland could set more of its own laws from next year if it voted "No". "The status quo is gone," British Prime Minister...

    National
  • September 15, 2014

    Tarit is a sad reflection of Thai bureaucracy

    ..., whether one feels for the guy or not. Many think he's getting what he justly deserves. Tarit pulled no punches against the red shirts when the Democrats were in power, spearheading the crackdown on "terrorists". There were videos of him denouncing the red shirts' activities. His agency was instrumental...

    Opinion
  • September 15, 2014

    Far South peace talks 'must include all groups'

    DEMOCRAT PARTY leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and a former Muslim MP have voiced their support for continued dialogue between security authorities and insurgents based in the far South after the military's seizure of power in May. However, clearer rules and preconditions and internal arrangements need to be agreed...

    National
  • September 15, 2014

    Govt warned of 'fishy' deals like microphones for the Cabinet

    ... from all ministries and provincial governors on Wednesday when the prime |minister would inform them of the government's policies. Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva urged the government to ensure transparency in spending state funds for all projects. He said the public wanted transparency most in...

    Politics
  • September 14, 2014

    'Men in black sought millions to reveal name of mastermind'

    ... militants who took part in the violent - sometimes deadly - attacks during the 10 weeks of street protests by red shirts protesters against the Democrat-led government led by Abhisit Vejjajiva four years ago. Thaworn served as deputy interior minister during the government's tenure. Thaworn said four...

    Politics
  • September 13, 2014

    Toilet research might warrant lofty position

    ... Pola has found a new favourite punching bag in the form of the United States. Previously it was always Abhisit Vejjajiva, Suthep Thaugsuban, the Democrat Party or whomever else was not affiliated with the then-ruling Pheu Thai Party. I am amazed by his unique ability in digging out the prices of hammers, toilet...

    Opinion
  • September 13, 2014

    Land, inheritance taxes this year: PM

    ... on whether the NLA, which was handpicked by the NCPO, could effectively perform the task of policy regulation by engaging in critical debate. Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva called on NLA members to do their duty by cchecking all national policies closely. The media also paid a great deal of attention...

    National
  • September 13, 2014

    New DSI investigation team to take over 'men in black' case

    ... police chief, said that judging from the five suspects' accounts and re-enactments, there should be many more people involved. Former deputy Democrat Party leader Thaworn Senniam said he was approached by four unnamed men in 2012 offering to volunteer information about their role in the 2010 protests in exchange...

    Politics