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  • July 29, 2014

    No easy ride ahead for Indonesia's Widodo

    ..., Widodo is the first president to come from outside the military and the bureaucracy. As in Thailand and Myanmar, these two elite bodies yield power to outsiders only grudgingly and can be expected to place obstacles in his way. They do not share his faith in widespread public freedoms and could become overtly...

    Opinion
  • July 29, 2014

    EC wants Yingluck charged

    ... including former interior minister Charupong Ruangsuwan, and former national police chief Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew, allegedly abused their power, the panel said. It has yet to summon the nine people to defend themselves and do a full report. If convicted, the offenders face up to 10 years in jail, a...

    Politics
  • July 28, 2014

    Party-list seen as a tool for reform

    THREE PROMINENT Bangkok academics have proposed a reformed Parliament based in part on increasing the number of party-list members. Chaiyan Chaiyaporn, a lecturer in political science at Chulalongkorn University, Attasit Pankaew, a lecturer in political science at Thammasat University and Satithorn Thananithichote...

    Politics
  • July 26, 2014

    Prayuth urges people to trust NCPO,

    ... has been in effect since Tuesday. He was obviously referring to the controversial Article 44 of the interim charter, which gives him a lot of power in his capacity as NCPO chief. "No matter how much power the NCPO has, if the use of power is undertaken for the benefit of the people and the country, there should...

    Politics
  • 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 25, 2014

    Prayuth urges people to trust NCPO, tries to allay fears that junta may abuse its powers

    ... has been in effect since Tuesday. He was obviously referring to the controversial Article 44 of the interim charter, which gives him a lot of power in his capacity as NCPO chief. "No matter how much power the NCPO has, if the use of power is undertaken for the benefit of the people and the country, there should be no...

    Breakingnews
  • July 25, 2014

    Prayuth urges people to trust NCPO, tries to allay fears that junta may abuse its powers

    ... has been in effect since Tuesday. He was obviously referring to the controversial Article 44 of the interim charter, which gives him a lot of power in his capacity as NCPO chief. "No matter how much power the NCPO has, if the use of power is undertaken for the benefit of the people and the country, there should be no...

    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