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  • February 3, 2014

    Voting or at a 'picnic', stars were flat out

    ..., many informing the public before via social media. Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva posted on Election Day eve that he would not exercise his right and so did the party's deputy leader Korn Chatikavanij. Likewise, Thaksin's son Panthongtae, or "Oak", posted a call on Facebook for all Thais to exercise their right. Oak went to vote yesterday in a T-shirt with a statement that said "Respect my Vote...

    Politics
  • January 14, 2014

    Korn says PDRC protesters will not block SET, Aeronautical Radio

    He posted a message on his Facebook wall that the PDRC had affirmed with him that it would not cause unnecessary hardship to the people and the private sector because the PDRC's targets are caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Cabinet. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • January 7, 2014

    Democrats plan policies for future elections

    Korn said the policy proposal would be separate from that of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) although they can work in tandem. Round-table discussions will be held across the country to get input from the public. The policy committee is composed of 15 members including politicians and people with academic backgrounds including former foreign minister Kasit Piromya and Pirayos Rahimmula...

    Politics
  • January 6, 2014

    Democrats set up policy committee

    Among the members are former foreign minister Kasit Bhirom and Nipon Wongtrangan, a former president of the Thai rice Millers Association. According to Korn, they will draw up strategies to address national problems in all front. The strategies will deal with the problems in the short to long term. They will be completed in four months. Korn said that on the economic front, the strategies will...

    Breakingnews
  • December 18, 2013

    Before you start shopping, here are the key things to watch

    ... end of next year He had been bruised even before the uprising led by Suthep Thaugsuban further muddied the Democrat leadership. Should someone like Surin Pitsuwan or Supachai Panitchpakdi or Korn Chatikavanij or even Jurin Laksanavisit be given the helm to refresh the party's image anytime soon A "Prime Minister Abhisit" would be beset by red storms from the beginning. Charges related to the 2010 Rajprasong...

    Opinion
  • December 17, 2013

    Dems adopting new strategy

    ... had copied the structure of the now-defunct Thai Rak Thai party. He said the Democrats upped the number of executives so they could work closely with the people. He said former Democrat Party leader Korn Chatikavanij had refused to accept any post on the new board. But that did not mean others who had left the party to join the People's Democratic Reform Committee could not return as members of the new board. ...

    Politics
  • December 16, 2013

    Korn says he will not accept party's position

    "I had informed party leader [Abhisit Vejjajiva] my intention. It will be the first time I won't carry any executive post since I first joined the party," he wrote. Korn, who resigned from the deputy post in late October to fight against the controversial amnesty bill, said the fight has not been over yet so it won't be appropriate to resume to his post. "I want to see national reform before an...

    Breakingnews
  • December 16, 2013

    No executive position for me : Korn tells Abhisit

    I have informed party leader [Abhisit Vejjajiva] of my intention. It will be the first time that I won't hold any executive post since I first joined the party," he wrote. Korn, who resigned from the post of deputy in late October to fight against the controversial amnesty bill, said the fight is not over yet so it wouldn't be appropriate to resume his post. "Like others, I want to see national...

    Politics
  • December 16, 2013

    Dems adopting new strategy to win votes

    ... Thai Party. He said the Democrats increased the number of executives so that the party could have a network enabling it to work closely with the people. He said former Democrat Party leader Korn Chatikavanij had refused to accept any post on the new board. But that did not mean others who had left the party to join the People's Democratic Reform Committee could not return as members of the new board. ...

    Breakingnews
  • December 9, 2013

    Lessons in Democracy from the streets of Bangkok

    ... other courts, including the conviction against Mr Thaksin himself and the confiscation of his "ill-gotten wealth". This was perceived to be an act of injustice. And we heard the Oxford-educated Korn Chatikavanij, a Democrat MP of Bangkok and former minister of finance under the Abhisit Government, invoking Thomas Jefferson on the Rajdamneon stage in front of tens of thousands of people: "When injustice becomes...

    Opinion