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  • April 11, 2014

    I can't broker talks: Prem

    ... oversee the much-anticipated political reform, Prem replied with only a smile. Prem was heard telling National Police chief Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew: "Be patient, and keep doing your job." Noppadon Pattama, legal adviser to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, yesterday proposed the immediate holding of a general election in which all parties could propose reforms they seek as election promises...

    Politics
  • March 28, 2014

    Reports that Thaksin asked PM to take a break denied

    Noppadon said he had checked with Thaksin, who denied the reports. The adviser said there had not yet been any discussion over whether Yingluck would run in the new election or be fielded as Pheu Thai's No 1 party-list candidate. It is not the time to discuss the matter, because a Royal Decree to call a general election has not been promulgated, he said. Noppadon said Yingluck had not done anything wrong. She...

    Politics
  • March 27, 2014

    Reports Thaksin asked Yingluck to take a break denied

    Noppadon said he had checked with Thaksin, who denied the reports. The adviser said there has not yet been any discussion over whether Yingluck would run in the new election or be fielded as Pheu Thai's number one party-list candidate. It is not the time to discuss the matter, because a royal decree to call a general election has not been promulgated, he said. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • March 24, 2014

    Noppadon denies Thaksin hired 'men in black' to attack protesters

    Noppadon said the allegation made by the People's Democratic Reform Committee that Thaksin hired men in black to be stationed on rooftops at 40 spots around Bangkok was unfounded. He said Thaksin did not support the use of violence and would never commit violence. He said Thaksin has been monitoring the situation in Thailand with concern ad would like to call all sides to respect the people's voice...

    Breakingnews
  • February 28, 2014

    Noppadon calls on protesters to stop harassing Thaksin's family

    ... her and her guards down the escalator to the parking lot, continuing to blow whistles until she got into her van. One member of the protest group was also seen pushing one of Pojaman's guards. Noppadon said PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban should warn Taya and Nataphol to stop threatening other people before their action divides the society further. "Blowing whistles at people is harmful as well as...

    Politics
  • February 27, 2014

    Noppadon urges protest leaders to stop harassing Thaksin's family members

    ... its leaders Taya and Natthapon Theepsuwan, while shopping at the Emporium department store on Sukhumvit road. Clip of the whistle blowing at the Khunying was posted on Youtube later. Noppadon said People's Democratic Reform Committee leader Suthep Thaugsuban should issue a warning on Taya and Natthapon and tell them not to threaten other people before their action would further divide the country...

    Breakingnews
  • February 27, 2014

    Noppadon tells PDRC to stop blowing whistles at Thaksin's family

    ..., including leaders Taya and Natthapon Theepsuwan, while shopping at the Emporium department store on Sukhumvit Road. A clip of the whistle blowing incident was later posted on YouTube. Noppadon said People's Democratic Reform Committee leader Suthep Thaugsuban should issue a warning to Taya and Natthapon and tell them not to threaten other people, as their actions are likely create more division in an...

    Politics
  • February 26, 2014

    Why it isn't a class struggle

    .... Is Chalerm Yoobamrung poor Check out his car collection. Is Jatuporn Prompan poor All we need to do is look at his bank accounts. Is Arisman Pongruangrong poor Or Surapong Tovichakchaikul Or Noppadon Pattama The list could go on and on. The grass-root red-shirts are poor. But are they fighting political persecution as the term "class struggle" seems to suggest Or are they simply fighting for a...

    Opinion
  • February 25, 2014

    Father grieving over his children's deaths chooses to forgive

    I am suffering the deepest pain, but have decided to forgive," Thayakorn Yos-ubol said tearfully. His two children, Korawich and Patcharakorn, were not among the demonstrators. They had simply gone shopping with their aunt and cousin when they were hit by a grenade that landed in front of Big C shopping mall on Rajdamri Road on Sunday afternoon. Korawich was four and his sister six years old. ...

    National
  • February 20, 2014

    If negotiations start, what will be on the agenda

    ... they can outmanoeuvre the other side. As things stand now, neither side can get off the tiger's back without serious injury. Thaksin himself has floated a new balloon, through his legal adviser Noppadon Pattana. He was quoted, not for the first time, as saying: "The conflict must be settled at the negotiation table." But then the fugitive ex-premier had also stated unequivocally that he would never accept...

    Opinion