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  • August 26, 2014

    'Smart classrooms' not for all schools

    ... for all schools to have a smart classroom," Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) secretary-general Kamol Rodklai said yesterday. The Pheu Thai government's tablet scheme saw cheap computers handed out to a large number of Prathom 1 and Mathayom 1 students regardless of their school's location and their...

    National
  • August 24, 2014

    Politicians told to end the high life

    ... that was enough time to solve all the major political issues, especially destroying the parliamentary dictatorship that was deeply ingrained in Thai politics by capitalist politicians. He urged the National Council for Peace and Order to ensure that the country did not go back to square one and face...

    Politics
  • August 23, 2014

    Martial law to stay

    ... has been restored. Citizens respect the law," he said. In a related development, former premier Thaksin Shinawatra has told politicians in the Pheu Thai Party to support and offer assistance to the new government, instead of criticising it, according to a source who is close to him. Thaksin has retained...

    Politics
  • August 22, 2014

    Move to block Prayuth becoming PM

    ... to join his Cabinet. But red-shirt leader Korkaew Pikulthong offered his congratulations to Prayuth. Korkaew, a politician from Pheu Thai Party, whose government was ousted in the May 22 coup, suggested that the new administration lift martial law in order to help improve the country's image...

    Politics
  • August 22, 2014

    Thaksin tells supporters to give Prayuth govt chance

    ... his supporters when he went to Hong Kong to join the birthday celebration of his daughter, Paethongtan Shinawatra, on Thursday. Thaksin told the Pheu Thai members to support the government and give it a chance to run the country to the full efforts, the source said. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • August 21, 2014

    CandIdates flock to join NRC

    Election Commission secretary-general Puchong Nutrawong said the National Council for Peace and Order had assigned the secretary of the NRC selection committee to team up with the Interior Ministry to hold a video conference with the 77 provincial selection committees tomorrow to ensure a fair and transparent...

    Politics
  • August 18, 2014

    Backing for move to curb populism

    ... voters about the pros and cons of such tactics before they go to the ballots. Extensive populism was first adopted by Thaksin Shinawatra when his Thai Rak Thai Party contested an election for the first time in 2001. Its populist policies helped his party win the election and for him to become prime minister...

    Politics
  • August 17, 2014

    Thaksin orders Pheu Thai, red-shirt leaders to forgive and forget: report

    It quoted a Pheu Thai source as saying that Thaksin wanted the Pheu Thai and red-shirt leaders to forgive and forget and end the conflicts during the tenure of the junta. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • August 16, 2014

    Now, may the fight be clean and fair

    ... genuine or legitimate. But while the burden of proof lies with the NACC, Yingluck's rebuttal must be straightforward and clear. The way she and her Pheu Thai Party responded to charges related to the rice scheme during last year's censure debate left much to be desired. Thailand's reform hinges on how an...

    Opinion
  • August 15, 2014

    Chorus builds for national referendum on next constitution

    ... heading each of them, prompting reservations over the council's representative balance and credibility. Some key political groups including the Pheu Thai, Democrat and Chart Thai Pattana parties have said they will not nominate candidates for the NRC. That also raised doubts about whether those excluded...

    Politics