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  • October 23, 2014

    NRC chief backs NACC decision against asset declaration

    .... Meanwhile, deputy Democrat Party leader Nipit Intarasombat said the NACC's decision was "outright unreasonable", adding that he backed a former Pheu Thai Party MP's call for NRC members to declare their wealth and liabilities. "It's very rare that I agree with a Pheu Thai member," he said. Nipit also pointed...

    Politics
  • October 22, 2014

    Heat is being turned up on 'fortified' Prayut

    ... flying out of the pram. Prayut ended the strange showdown with reporters with an apologetic "wai" gesture, which added weirdness to the supposed Thai dictatorship. Not many dictators do that. But what kind of a leader Prayut is doesn't matter much, as it can't prevent clips of his "emotional" moments...

    Opinion
  • October 22, 2014

    Appeals court backs jail term for Pheu Thai official for 2010 offence

    Somchai Paiboon, 45, who also is member of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, was released on Bt100,000 bail after his lawyer appealed the court's decision. The Criminal Court had earlier found Somchai guilty of resisting police orders to call off a rally and provoking a riot that...

    Politics
  • October 21, 2014

    NCPO urged to go ahead with Somsak, Nikom cases

    ... scheme, would be easier to scrutinise and pursue because it comes under the Anti Corruption Act, not just the defunct 2007 charter. Meanwhile, Pheu Thai deputy secretary-general Chawalit Wichaya-sut called on government agencies and politicians to scrutinise the cases without personal prejudice. ...

    Politics
  • October 21, 2014

    Yingluck off to see big brother Thaksin in Japan

    ... fly in his private plane to India to carry out a merit-making ceremony from Friday to Sunday before returning to Thailand. A number of former Pheu Thai MPs are expected to join the merit-making ceremony in India, the same source said. Meanwhile National Council for Peace and Order spokesman Winthai...

    Politics
  • October 21, 2014

    Appeals court upholds one-year term against red-shirt leader

    The court ruled that Somchai was strongly implicated for inciting the protesters to violate the law. Somchai vowed to appeal against the ruling with the Supreme Court. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • October 21, 2014

    Appeals court backs jail term for Pheu Thai official for 2010 offence

    Somchai Paiboon, 45, who also is member of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, was released on Bt100,000 bail after his lawyer appealed the court's decision. The Criminal Court had earlier found Somchai guilty of resisting police orders to call off a rally and provoking a riot that...

    Politics
  • October 20, 2014

    Elected governors still a highly contentious issue

    ... done so!" The central government also does not like the decentralisation idea because it would lose administrative power, he said. Former Pheu Thai MP Chaowalit Vichayasut said he believed the power of central administrators should remain because abolishing it might cause serious conflict and resistance...

    Politics
  • October 20, 2014

    Yingluck off to see Thaksin in Japan

    ... fly in his personal plane to India to carry out a merit making ceremony from Friday to Sunday before returning to Thailand. A number of former Pheu Thai MPs are expected to join the merit making ceremony in India. National Council for Peace and Order spokesman Winthai Suvari said the NCPO had granted...

    Politics
  • October 19, 2014

    Thaksin gained most from coup, Chalerm claims

    Chalerm said Thaksin and Pheu Thai reaped the most from the coup led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha because no corruption charges had been pressed against members of the ousted government led by Thaksin's sister Yingluck, a Pheu Thai source revealed yesterday. This was exacerbated by the fact that the military rulers...

    Politics