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  • July 25, 2014

    NCPO may pick trusted allies

    ... of military officers and civil servants, past and present, who are trusted by the ruling regime, critics warned. "The NLA will be dominated by people in the Armed Forces and bureaucrats. And there may be some former senators with close ties [to the National Council for Peace and Order], as well as businessmen...

    Politics
  • July 25, 2014

    Happy siblings reunite in Paris

    .... NCPO spokesman Colonel Winthai Suvari said Yingluck's trip was a personal one. The NCPO considered on a case-by-case basis whether to allow people who had previously been subject to a travel ban to go abroad. He said those permitted to go overseas this time are aware that their trips would attract...

    Politics
  • July 24, 2014

    Critics wary of NCPO chief's powers

    Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said that Provision 44 has provided the NCPO with unprecedented special powers independent of the prime minister and without checks and balances. The NCPO is empowered to issue laws, orders and even overturn court decisions. "Article 17 promulgated in 1959 [by Field Marshal...

    Politics
  • July 22, 2014

    The lesson of Mandela in a polarised land

    We are gathered here today to honour a great leader - Nelson Mandela - a man who gave his life for his people, and in so doing, changed the course of history. Today is also an occasion for us to reflect on the values that President Mandela stood for, namely freedom, equality, justice and dignity. His...

    Opinion
  • July 22, 2014

    Education officials want politicians to stop interfering in their work

    .... Former education minister Varakorn Samakoses shares the same view. Speaking at the seminar, he pointed out that when new politicians or new parties come to power, they change education policies and disrupt ongoing work. "So, we have to prevent political-office holders from intervening in work that must be...

    National
  • July 22, 2014

    Constructive criticism 'should be permitted'

    Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva yesterday called on the junta to allow people with differing views to present constructive criticism of its orders and administration, saying that would propel the country toward true reconciliation and democracy. Although the country is about to enter the second stage...

    Politics
  • July 21, 2014

    Prominent Thaksin backers told not to attend his party

    Thaksin's younger sisters Yaowapa Wongsawat, and Yingluck are expected to attend the party, along with Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra, his ex-wife. Yingluck's chance of attending the event got a boost when she got a green light from the junta to leave the country. The National Anti-Corruption Commission...

    Politics
  • July 21, 2014

    Bhutan: small kingdom with big diplomacy

    ... during his speech in the Parliament. Modi's visit highlighted Bhutan's geostrategic location at the roof of the world. Apart from India, major powers such as China, the US and EU are closely watching. Of all its neighboring countries, India has the best relationship with Bhutan. After all, successive Indian...

    Opinion
  • July 18, 2014

    When Thaksin decided to go missing

    ..., spending much of his time in Dubai, though he is believed to have maintained his influence over subsequent governments led by pro-Thaksin political parties. In September 2006, Thaksin was ousted from office while on a trip to the United States. On February 28, 2008 - some 17 months after he first...

    Politics
  • July 18, 2014

    NACC pushes for criminal charges against Yingluck

    ... cheating, rotating rice in the project and even stealing rice from stocks," he said. "Political influence was widely used to help associates of people in the government to get the rights to sell rice from the government's inventory without transparent auctions," he said. The graft burdened the government...

    Politics