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  • July 2, 2015

    Heavy-handed officials make student protests heroic

    .... They argued that the arrested students had just exercised their basic rights as citizens. Politicians from the country's two largest political parties - Pheu Thai and Democrat - have commented in the same way, despite their normally conflicting views over different issues. Moreover some regional and international...

  • July 1, 2015

    Watchara reiterates call for Prayut to pardon 14 students

    Prayut on Tuesday vowed that the laws must be upheld regarding to the European Union and international rights organistions' growing call for the junta to immediately release the students. Watchara said the prime minister must calm down and be lenient to the students instead of taking drastic actions...

  • June 30, 2015

    German conservative says "Grexit" best solution for all

    ... course and offer Athens new concessions to keep them in the euro. Although the CSU has taken a tougher line on Greece than Merkelโ s own party, the Christian Democrats (CDU), the conservative backlash against Athens has broadened since Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras broke off bailout talks last weekand...

  • June 26, 2015

    Thailand's human rights record a significant setback : US

    ... the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and led by General Prayut Chan-Ocha, overthrew the interim government led by the Puea Thai political party. Puea Thai, led by Yingluck Shinawatra, had governed since 2011 following National Assembly lower house elections that were generally viewed as free and...

  • June 25, 2015

    PM breaks silence with 'no'

    ... casinos would threaten the government's stability. "This is not an entirely new idea. It has been circulating for many years," he said. Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, a former prime minister, said a casino-legalisation idea had emerged during his government too. "But my government firmly rejected...

  • June 24, 2015

    France calls US spying 'unacceptable' after WikiLeaks claims

    ...) and was unwilling to budge". "This made Hollande very worried for Greece and the Greek people, who might react by voting for an extremist party," according to the document. The same file also alleges that the French leader went behind Merkelโ s back to schedule meetings in Paris with members of...

  • June 23, 2015

    Banking Sector

    Banking Sector LHBANK, BBL outgrows peers in May Nine commercial banks under our coverage (except KTB) reported the Summary Statement of Assets and Liabilities in May with outstanding loan (after allowance for bad debts) of B7.74tr net, decreasing 0.2xm but increasing 6.58y, led...

  • June 23, 2015

    Storms keep Rakhine boats in port

    "The Meteorology and Hydrology Department released an announcement saying that the monsoon is strong in the Bay of Bengal. The strong wind may cause squalls with rough seas along Myanmar's coast. The Rakhine and Ayeyawady delta coast is now on alert. Travellers and fishermen must be cautious," said an...

  • June 22, 2015

    Extra questions 'must be constructive'

    ... should hold additional questions is Alongkorn Ponlaboot, secretary of the whips of the National Reform Council (NRC) and former deputy leader of the Democrat Party. "I think we should include questions besides whether to approve the draft constitution. This is to set a precedent for the country and pave the...

  • June 21, 2015

    Ex-MP to file complaint against police chief

    Watchara Phetthong, a former Democrat MP, said that he would ask the National Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate General Somyot Poompanmoung for possible negligence of duty. He said it seemed the police chief was dragging his feet. The police panel had found Thaksin should lose his rank of lieutenant...