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  • 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
  • August 20, 2014

    Budget panel tells officials to be prudent

    ... the Bank of Thailand yesterday attended the first budget-scrutiny meeting. The media were not allowed in and the meeting was not broadcast. Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva expressed concern that the fiscal 2015 budget might not help stimulate the economy because up to Bt100 billion would be spent...

    Politics
  • August 18, 2014

    Backing for move to curb populism

    THE JUNTA'S attempt to restrict the use of populist policies to woo voters has won support from academics and politicians from parties influenced by the practice - while scholars are suggesting public debates during election campaigns to educate voters about the pros and cons of such tactics before they go...

    Politics
  • August 18, 2014

    Junta has started well, but next phase tougher: Abhisit

    ...'s acceptance. When the main consideration will be in the content, the best way to gauge the acceptance is a national referendum, he said. The Democrat leader also believed ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra still wants an amnesty law, but such a blanket amnesty law is unlikely to be passed because it would...

    Politics
  • August 18, 2014

    GTH power-stroking to success with thriller "The Swimmers"

    ... a message and get folks mulling it over. ---------------------------------------------------------- You remember Abhisit Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva is feeling "free" these days, having last Thursday finally shaken loose of the sling that was securing the collarbone he broke...

    Life
  • August 16, 2014

    City council president, foundation official held for demanding bribes

    ... vendors," he said. The source said vendors were now daring to speak up after hearing that Pipat and Prasert had been arrested. Meanwhile, Democrat Party spokesman Chavanond Intarakomalyasut said his party had dismissed Pipat in mid-2013 for violating a resolution of the party's executive committee. Pipat is also...

    National