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  • November 22, 2014

    I'm not a dictator, says angry Prayut

    ... although he admitted that it "may not be 100 per cent democratic". He reiterated that he had no plan to set up a pro-military political party that would inherit power from his post-coup administration. "Did I do anything wrong Have I done any damage or wasn't the situation already bad when I took over...

    Politics
  • November 20, 2014

    Constitutional amendment will proceed

    ... task. Today, this big issue falls into the responsibility of the Speaker. This duty concerns not only the parliament speaker but also the ruling party. I will have to devotedly perform this big duty as the parliament speaker. The adoption of this constitution was orchestrated by the Union Solidarity and...

    Aec
  • November 20, 2014

    Slap in the face for Obama as Myanmar military dictates again

    .... The comments by Shwe Mann came days after visiting US President Barack Obama backed Suu Kyi's attempts to change the charter. Yesterday, Suu Kyi's party conceded defeat in the battle for charter change. Though Myanmar has been touted as a bright spot in Obama's foreign policy, Obama was fairly vocal...

    Aec
  • November 19, 2014

    Cisco launches Project Squared collaboration app

    ... Squared was not meant to compete with other social apps such as Facebook and WhatsApp because it focuses on the team collaboration space by helping people get their job into one room so that they can work together in real-time and non-real-time collaboration. Project Squared delivers enterprise information...

    Business
  • November 19, 2014

    Martial law 'may hinder referendum on new charter'

    He made the remark at a meeting yesterday with representatives from Bhum Jai Thai and Chart Thai Pattana parties. The party members were at the meeting to offer views on political reform as part of the CDC's most recent efforts to engage with the public. CDC spokesman General Lertrat Ratanawanich explained...

    Politics
  • November 17, 2014

    High expectations await Malaysia's Asean chair

    ..., Malaysia wants to highlight the Asean citizens' aspirations for a better community and human security. As early as April, Najib talked about a people-centred Asean as the slogan, much to the chagrin of conservative Asean members. However, during the Asean chairmanship hand-over ceremony last week, Malaysia...

    Opinion
  • November 17, 2014

    Reds should not let opportunity pass them by

    ... after the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) was appointed, the drafters showed no hesitation in welcoming ideas and participation from political parties and colour-coded political groups on the composition of the new charter. Today is the first day for the CDC to open a forum to gather suggestions...

    Politics
  • November 16, 2014

    'Martial law won't muzzle opinions'

    Opinion is split on whether the imposition of martial law and media censorship will hinder the prospect of the people drafting the new charter. Thawilwadee Bureekul, a Constitutional Drafting Committee (CDC) member, responded to public criticism over the junta's interference with the Thai PBS programme...

    Politics
  • November 15, 2014

    Pheu Thai says it's ready to offer ideas for new charter

    The CDC had requested the party's cooperation. But Pheu Thai expressed concerns over the National Council for Peace and Order's ban on political gatherings, saying it affected the party's ability to discuss the issue. "The Pheu Thai Party is pleased to cooperate and take part in providing views regarding the...

    Politics
  • November 14, 2014

    Impeachment case just signals great dilemma

    ... NLA impeach the two men does not sound right, what about what the pair's actions and how they helped trigger the political turmoil leading up to the power seizure It's a brutal chicken-and-egg situation at best and vicious circle at worst. And it underlines the root cause of Thailand's political crisis...

    Opinion