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  • July 28, 2014

    Party-list seen as a tool for reform

    ... election of 2011, assume that we had an equal number seats between constituency and party-list MPs. The parliamentary seats allocation between Pheu Thai and Democrats would have been a lot closer, since the Democrats were more successful in gaining party-list votes than constituency votes, while it was the...

  • July 27, 2014

    Backers mark Thaksin's birthday

    Singthong Buachum, a legal adviser to Pheu Thai Party, said that Thaksin's admirers and red shirts who work at the department store held a merit-making ceremony and put up a big picture of Thaksin and former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to celebrate Thaksin's birthday yesterday. But at 1.30pm, he...

  • July 27, 2014

    Former Pheu Thai MP Karun enters monkhood

    ... Bt1 million donated to his ordination rite to buy a van for the temple's abbot. Former ICT minister Anudith Nakornthap and a number of former Pheu Thai MPs, including Surachart Thienthong and Preechaphol Pongpanit, as well as former Chart Thai Pattana MP Chada Thaised, joined the ceremony.

  • July 25, 2014

    Apiwan faces arrest

    ... Apiwan's speech on January 29, 2011, in Phetchaburi province. The complaint against Apiwan had not been lodged earlier for fear of the elected Pheu Thai-led government's power, he said. The National Council for Peace and Order has issued an order banning Apiwan from leaving the country. Meanwhile...

  • July 24, 2014

    Arrest warrant for Apiwan over lese majeste

    ... of Apiwan's speech on January 29, 2011, in Phetchaburi province. The complaint against Apiwan had not been lodged earlier for fear of the Pheu Thai-led government's power, he said. Apiwan has not approached police to turn himself in, he added. The National Council for Peace and Order has already issued...

  • July 23, 2014

    Stakes are huge if Yingluck goes to trial

    ... and trigger fresh confrontations in the streets. In recent months the public has learned a great deal about how the rice scheme initiated by the Pheu Thai-led government went terribly wrong. Prosecutors claim there was corruption at every step of the process and say the programme cost the country more than...

  • July 23, 2014

    Reconciliation events kick off

    ... and solutions in the national reform council. The participants yesterday included representatives of ministries, 11 political parties including Pheu Thai and Democrat parties, as well as red-shirt leaders Veerakan Musigapong and Suporn Attha-wong. Satit Wongnongtaey from People's Democratic Reform...

  • July 22, 2014

    Constructive criticism 'should be permitted'

    ... might compound the country's situation if they were implemented in the long term. Meanwhile, former deputy PM Surapong Tovichakchaikul said the Pheu Thai Party would call a meeting to elect a new executive board after the new charter, which would allow the party to carry out political activities, was promulgated...

  • July 21, 2014

    Prominent Thaksin backers told not to attend his party

    Thaksin's younger sisters Yaowapa Wongsawat, and Yingluck are expected to attend the party, along with Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra, his ex-wife. Yingluck's chance of attending the event got a boost when she got a green light from the junta to leave the country. The National Anti-Corruption...

  • July 20, 2014

    Thaksin tells Pheu Thai, red-shirt leaders not to join birthday party

    Thaksin said he wants only his family members and close friends to see him because he does not want to anger the junta. The Nation