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  • January 27, 2015

    US: Impeachment 'politically driven'

    ... promotes political reconciliation, which in turn, is key to long-term stability. "The alternative - a narrow process - risks leaving many Thai people feeling excluded from the political system." The same message was also conveyed to the government during his meeting yesterday with Tanasak. "The two...

  • January 26, 2015

    Yingluck will be arrested if she tries to flee: NACC

    ... to issue a warrant for her arrest. However, Sansern said he believed the former PM was ready to stand trial to fight the charges. Former Pheu Thai Party MP Amnuay Khlangpha said the party would not protest over the prosecution of Yingluck on criminal charges or her impeachment because the party wanted peace and...

  • January 24, 2015

    Strong reaction to impeachment

    ... He said the National Legislative Assembly (NLA)'s decision to impeach Yingluck was tantamount to destruction of the justice system and warned that people in the Kingdom could no longer expect to co-exist peacefully. "This will definitely plunge Thailand to another political crisis. Though the National...

  • January 24, 2015

    Ex-PM's rural supporters 'not happy'

    He felt the move represented efforts by the new power clique to destroy Yingluck's camp. Yingluck was impeached over her role in her government's rice-pledging scheme. National Legislative Assembly (NLA) members yesterday voted 190 to 18 to impeach her. "Many red shirts who disagree with the current government...

  • January 24, 2015

    Vote to ban Yingluck heats up social media

    ..., who used to work for Thaksin, tweeted: "Bogus impeachment of Yingluck is latest chapter in the criminal Thai junta's war against their own people. It should be Gen Prayut on trial." @teacherwarat replied: "On what case I'm curious." @an_ann9 said: "It seems Yingluck still doesn't get why she was impeached...

  • January 21, 2015

    Political parties can nominate Constitutional Court judges: CDC

    ..., as representatives from Parliament will be allocated seats on the committee to select judges for the highest court. The newly established "People's Assembly" will also be allowed to nominate representatives to the panel to select Constitutional Court judges. The Constitutional Court and the judiciary...

  • January 19, 2015

    Keep away from hatred, detach from politicians

    ..."hate speech". The constitution-drafters may have identified a major problem, but it is questionable if they were proposing the right cure. In making people hate their opponents, politicians make the public hate one another. That is the case in Thailand, where family ties and friendships have been severely...

  • January 14, 2015

    Charter drafters seeking to create loopholes for the elite

    The fundamental principle for every democratic constitution is to guarantee that "sovereign power belongs to the people". Representatives of the people meaning individuals who are elected obtain a mandate from the election and can exercise such power through the National Assembly (Parliament), Council of ministers (government...

  • January 10, 2015

    Yingluck urges fair treatment from NLA

    ... warned the administration twice to stop the project but the government refused because it had been a major policy pledge to voters by the Pheu Thai Party. Yingluck insisted she was clean and that the claims of damage incurred by the rice-subsidy programme was distorted and overblown. The former PM added...

  • January 9, 2015

    The third great transformation of Bangkok

    ... condos clustered around mass-transit stations. Just like the previous two great transformations, the impact and change have not been immediate. People continued building wooden houses alongside canals long after the opening of Charoen Krung Road, but gradually it became obvious that a house not connected...