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  • August 30, 2014

    Monk to hold second round of talks on energy sector reform next month

    ... up saffron robes. This time though, the people who stood together to oust Yingluck's government seem to differ in terms of energy reform. The Democrat Party-backed technocrats want energy to be reformed according to market forces, while some activists are championing for the nationalisation of energy enterprises...

    Politics
  • August 30, 2014

    Many big names put forward for reform council as deadline nears

    ... of candidates suggested by selection committees. The nomination period closes on Tuesday. Alongkorn Ponlaboot, a former deputy leader of the Democrat Party, caused a stir yesterday when he tweeted that he would join the NRC to "push for national reform along with other sectors of society". He said it was...

    Politics
  • August 29, 2014

    Democrat will not field Alongkorn as candidate in next election

    He said although Alongkorn has his rights to apply for the NRC seat on his own, the party will not enter him in the next general election. Alongkorn has applied for an NRC seat in the name of the Alternative Energy Foundation of Thailand. Abhisit said the party has announced its stand clearly that it would...

    Breakingnews
  • August 28, 2014

    NBTC allows 7 banned channels to go on air with new names

    ... were also required to change their names. The channels allowed to go on air include AC Television's MV5 channel, now called Five Channel; Democrat Party's Blue Sky channel, now known as Fah Wan Mai channel; Boon Niyom Foundation's FM TV channel, now renamed Boon Niyom Channel; and ASTV (Thailand)'s ASTV channel...

    Politics
  • August 26, 2014

    Satellite TV stations agree to end politicised reporting of news

    ... off the air since the May 22 coup. Some of the channels are well-known political-oriented satellite stations, such as the yellow-shirt ASTV, Democrat Party-backed Blue Sky and red-shirt Asia Update, said they were satisfied by the terms and conditions laid down by the junta. Most of them even agreed to...

    Politics
  • August 23, 2014

    Kenney gets dousing before ban

    ... of the challenge has spread around the globe, particularly to Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and New Zealand. In Thailand, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge from Krungsri Consumer. The former prime minister poured iced water onto himself at the Thai...

    National
  • August 22, 2014

    Abhisits accepts Ice Bucket challenge

    ... at 2 pm Friday and Krungsri Consumer will return donate Bt500,000 to the Thai Red Cross Society. Abhisit said he would challenge three former Democrat MPs after he completes the challenge. The three will be Thepthai Senpong, Sirichoke Sopha and Chavanond Intarakomalyasut. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • August 21, 2014

    CandIdates flock to join NRC

    Election Commission secretary-general Puchong Nutrawong said the National Council for Peace and Order had assigned the secretary of the NRC selection committee to team up with the Interior Ministry to hold a video conference with the 77 provincial selection committees tomorrow to ensure a fair and transparent...

    Politics
  • August 21, 2014

    Thai tour guides accuse Chinese of stealing clients

    Manop Saejie, president of a tour guide association in Chiang Mai said he and his friends are licensed tour guides. However, in recent weeks groups of Chinese staying in Thailand and Chinese students were illegally working as guides in the province, he said. The Chinese had stolen their customers...

    National
  • August 20, 2014

    World 'won't accept' brass as foreign minister

    ... by then prime minister General Kriangsak Chamanan. However, Siddhi later served the position in his capacity as the leader of the Social Action Party, which was a coalition partner in Prem Tinsulanonda and later Chartichai Choonhavan's Cabinets. Prasong Soonsiri, a squadron leader, and Thaksin...

    Politics