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  • July 2, 2015

    Heavy-handed officials make student protests heroic

    ... that the arrested students had just exercised their basic rights as citizens. Politicians from the country's two largest political parties - Pheu Thai and Democrat - have commented in the same way, despite their normally conflicting views over different issues. Moreover some regional and international organisations...

  • July 2, 2015

    NCPO stands firm on jailed students

    ... the international organisations would not have a serious impact on Thailand. "This is an internal affair," he said. Worachai Hema of the Pheu Thai Party yesterday called for the immediate release of the anti-coup students. He warned that public discontent would reach boiling point in a few months...

  • July 2, 2015

    Senior politicians from both sides join 4th of July celebration

    ... ML Panadda Diskul and Energy Minister Narongchai Akarasaranee as well as Minister of Science and Technology Pichet Durongkaveroj. On the Pheu Thai Party camp, former deputy premier Chaturon Chaisang was presence along with red-shirt co-leader Veerakarn Musikapong. Chargeโ dโ Affaires W Patrick Murphy...

  • June 30, 2015

    Court verdicts put a high price on political protests

    ... The PAD leaders will hold a press conference in a few days on how they plan to battle in the case. The verdict could also set a precedent in Thai politics, as there are other cases awaiting verdicts related to political rallies. Other high-profile cases involve red-shirt protesters who staged...

  • June 29, 2015

    Watana summoned to report to First Army Area

    Watana said he received a phone call from an Army officer Monday that he needed to report to the First Army Area to adjust his political attitude.

  • June 26, 2015

    US upgrade not likely until after new charter passed, Surapong says

    The EU's index for illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing should also correspond to the US rating, said Surapong, a former MP of the anti-coup Pheu Thai Party, which was toppled by the military in May last year. No action from the US in its announcement next month would conform to its long-standing...

  • June 22, 2015

    Yingluck celebrates birthday with get-well wish for the Land of Smiles

    .... Yingluck joined her friends and family to make merit in the morning at Wat San Suk in Min Buri. She was also accompanied by members of the Pheu Thai Party, such as Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan, Poomtham Wechayachai and Karun Hosakul. The abbot of the temple, Phra Kru Kosol Wimolkij, jokingly told...

  • June 21, 2015

    Yingluck make birthday merit at Minburi temple

    She went to the temple with her husband and her son. Several Pheu Thai leaders and former MPs also joined the merit making rite. They included Pheu Thai secretary general Phumtham Wechayachai and former deputy prime minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan.

  • June 19, 2015

    Strong public reaction to proposal on legalising casinos

    ...'t want my fellow countrymen to get addicted to gambling," he added. Former Democrat Party MP Watchara Phetthong said the patriots led by former Pheu Thai MP Anan Watcharothai should rebrand themselves the "Casino-loving Group". He also labelled the NRC and the junta-affiliated National Council for...

  • June 18, 2015

    4 ex-politicians face attitude adjustment

    ... summoned are ex-education minister Chaturon Chaisang, red-shirt leaders Jatuporn Promphan and Nuttawut Saikuar, plus Pichai Naripthapan, a member of Pheu Thai's economic team, and former Democrat MP Thaworn Senneam. The session will be held at 11am tomorrow at the Royal Thai Army Club. A source from the...