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  • January 25, 2015

    Fugitive academic taunts Panthongtae

    ... over the rice pledging scheme shortly before the NLA called the vote, saying the assembly had scheduled the voting date weeks earlier. Meanwhile Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said he believed the NLA members voted as per law and justice. He said the assembly's decision to spare former Senate speaker...

    Politics
  • January 25, 2015

    Members in the dark on future of Pheu Thai

    PHEU THAI politicians are in the dark about the party's future following the impeachment of former premier Yingluck Shinawatra. They appeared uncertain and said there had been no communication among party members since the impeachment of Yingluck on Friday. Pheu Thai's success in the July 2011 general...

    Politics
  • January 24, 2015

    Double blow for Yingluck

    ... stemming from the project was unfairly blamed on her with the goal of destroying her politically. Yingluck and other politicians from Pheu Thai Party gathered at the hotel, which is owned by her family, as the NLA voted on the impeachment cases against the ex-PM plus former parliamentary speakers Nikom...

    Politics
  • January 20, 2015

    Pheu Thai's claim not true : Democrat

    He said that Pheu Thai legal specialist Ruangkrai Leekijwattana's claim that the petition filed by the Democrats against Yingluck over the ricepledging scheme was unlawful had no basis in fact. Jurit said the party filed the petition with the Senate on November 15, 2013, seeking the impeachment of Yingluck. He...

    Politics
  • January 19, 2015

    Yingluck to make closing statement to National Assembly in impeachment case

    ... statements so that she did not have to answer questions from the assembly on those two days and insteadt would be able to read from a script. Democrat Party's Phitsanulok MP Warong Dechgritvigrom attacked the Pheu Thai camp on his personal Facebook page for trying to distort the truth surrounding the rice-pledging...

    Politics
  • January 18, 2015

    Move to outlaw hate speech needs careful handling

    ... has long been exploited for political gain by various sectors of society is Article 112 concerning lese majeste. Recently, for example, a group of Democrat Party members were trying to get the police to press charges against a resident in Khon Kaen for wearing black in December, the commemorative month for Thai...

    Opinion
  • January 14, 2015

    China linguist's 109th birthday wish: democracy

    ... worldwide turns 109 yesterday. But Zhou Youguang's outspoken support for democracy means his writings are still censored by the ruling Communist party. "After 30 years of economic reform, China still needs to take the path of democracy," Zhou tells AFP in an interview, his wrinkled face topped with a...

    Opinion
  • January 14, 2015

    Charter drafters seeking to create loopholes for the elite

    ... the 2007 Constitution sponsored by the 2006 coup-makers ended with politicians from Thaksin Shinawatra's camp winning government. The elitist Democrat Party was too weak and unpopular to win a majority. The previous constitution provided room for the elite to manipulate politics only through independent organisations...

    Politics
  • January 11, 2015

    NMG executive sues columnist

    .... NMG owns three newspapers, including The Nation, as well as other media outlets such as Nation TV and Now 26 TV channels. Sermsin's lawyer, Democrat Party politician Wirat Kalayasiri, filed the lawsuit on his behalf. The petition said that Tana falsely accused Sermsin of cooperating with cohorts of...

    National
  • January 11, 2015

    Pheu Thai adviser gives thumbs up to Yingluck's defence

    ... He also urged the public to examine the conduct of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) towards the Yingluck administration and Pheu Thai Party. Anusorn questioned the country's "standard of justice". He said the anti-graft commission's sole focus had been on submitting cases against them while...

    Politics