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  • July 2, 2015

    Heavy-handed officials make student protests heroic

    ... the 14 detained students are from the Dao Din group of activists that has a long history of fighting along with rural villagers and underprivileged people. It is not that they stayed idle during the previous government's tenure and just wanted to cause a headache for the National Council for Peace and Order...

    Politics
  • June 29, 2015

    Politics heat up on military move

    That military MPs strongly defended the Constitution to retain the veto power left elected politicians in dismay. Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of National League for Democracy which has not yet officially announced its decision whether to run in the upcoming election, said after the voting that the result...

    Aec
  • June 29, 2015

    How Sino-Thai relations were sparked off 40 years ago

    ... to Beijing, permanent secretary to the Foreign Ministry and later the foreign minister. Kissinger's mission led to the recognition of the People's Republic of China and formal ties between the United States and the communist regime of Beijing. Though many people in Thailand played a role in the establishment...

    Politics
  • June 26, 2015

    Thailand's human rights record a significant setback : US

    ... the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and led by General Prayut Chan-Ocha, overthrew the interim government led by the Puea Thai political party. Puea Thai, led by Yingluck Shinawatra, had governed since 2011 following National Assembly lower house elections that were generally viewed as free and...

    National
  • June 24, 2015

    Offshore property alliance

    ... major cities, with New York and London enjoying particularly high interest. Thai customers who acquire properties in those two cities are often people with children studying in the US or Britain. Some, however, are simply looking for an attractive, comfortable place to live, while others are investing...

    Business
  • June 24, 2015

    On the road to Chiang Khan

    On the road to Chiang Khan AirAsia is now offering a shuttle transfer service from Loei to Chiang Khan, the popular district along the Mekong River north of the provincial capital. The transfer service costs Bt740 per person, and provides a comfortable and convenient journey to this increasingly...

    Travel
  • June 22, 2015

    Suu Kyi is LIKELY TO ACCELERATE POLITICAL BATTLE as she turns 70

    ... 70 on Friday "The Lady" faces one of the greatest challenges of her decades-long freedom fight. While her National League for Democracy (NLD) party is expected to triumph at key elections this year if indeed it decides to run, Suu Kyi's pathway to the presidency is blocked by a controversial clause in...

    Opinion
  • June 22, 2015

    Extra questions 'must be constructive'

    EVER SINCE last month when members of the National Reform Council floated the idea of allowing additional questions to be put to the people in the referendum on the draft constitution early next year, debates have been raging in the political arena. At the outset, many feared the extra questions would...

    Politics
  • June 20, 2015

    Dao Din vows to fight culture of coups

    ...," said Suphachai Phukrongpoly, one of the seven members of Dao Din. "I feel that the military coup is a terrible culture in that it forces people to think alike," said Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, 23, the most expressive among his peers, all law students from Khon Kaen University and all from the Northeast...

    Politics
  • June 19, 2015

    Suu Kyi accelerates political battle as she turns 70

    While her National League for Democracy (NLD) party is expected to triumph at key elections this year, Suu Kyiโ s pathway to the presidency is blocked by a controversial clause in Myanmarโ s junta-era constitution. With polls slated for November, time is running out to change the contested clause before...

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