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  • September 19, 2014

    Draft water-management plan targets three priorities

    ... approval, implementation will start next year. The plan is a part of the National Council for Peace and Order's policy after it cancelled the Pheu Thai government's Bt350-billion water-management project in July. The three priority areas are water quality, water shortages and disaster prevention. Each...

    National
  • September 18, 2014

    Prayuth rules out forming a political party

    ... the nation to better understand problems and demands of the people. Asked if he dared to go to the Northeastern region which is the stronghold of Pheu Thai Party and the red shirts, Prayuth said: "As long as it is Thailand, I will go. Wherever it is, North, Northeast and South. I'm Thai and not the enemy of...

    Politics
  • September 16, 2014

    All about rice: NACC can't afford to get it wrong again

    ... scheme by Thailand Development Research Institute - only the cover page of that research was submitted, it said. That sparked another twist. A Pheu Thai member shouted that as the TDRI research was released before Yingluck took power, how it could be used against her However, NACC chairman Panthep...

    Politics
  • September 15, 2014

    Tarit is a sad reflection of Thai bureaucracy

    ... red shirts' activities. His agency was instrumental in criminalising some activists and chasing the sources of red shirts' funding. When the Pheu Thai Party came to power, Tarit's DSI turned against the Democrats in the most audacious manner. Old cases were ignored, and he became the man leading the hunt...

    Opinion
  • September 13, 2014

    Toilet research might warrant lofty position

    ... States. Previously it was always Abhisit Vejjajiva, Suthep Thaugsuban, the Democrat Party or whomever else was not affiliated with the then-ruling Pheu Thai Party. I am amazed by his unique ability in digging out the prices of hammers, toilet seats and coffee machines sold by the US to Thailand in our...

    Opinion
  • September 12, 2014

    Pheu Thai raises its head again

    The Pheu Thai Party chose to go silent after its government was overthrown in the May 22 coup, and its politicians and party leaders began maintaining a low profile where the media was concerned. Many appeared to refrain from making any political comments, because those who did say something were either...

    Politics
  • September 9, 2014

    Casting spells against corruption

    ... at a time when the country's economy is still in bad shape. Neutral observers paid more attention to the price of equipment, following a Pheu Thai politician's claim that the Bt140,000 paid for each microphone was way higher than the market price. Many are now calmly waiting for an explanation from the...

    Opinion
  • September 9, 2014

    Yingluck sees no interference in justice system; investigation goes ahead

    ... power' will intervene with the justice system's process," she said, before boarding a flight to Udon Thani to preside over the funeral of a former Pheu Thai MP. Yingluck said her lawyer would represent her in court, adding that she was confident in her innocence. She also warned her supporters against...

    Politics
  • September 9, 2014

    Govt ready to reveal its policies

    ... be regarded as dereliction of duty," he added. Somchai was responding to an objection by former Senate speaker Nikom Wairatpanij and some other Pheu Thai politicians against the NLA's decision to issue regulations regarding the impeachment of political office-holders. They argued that the NLA had no power...

    Politics
  • September 9, 2014

    Probe ordered into pricey audio system for new Cabinet

    ... refurbishment of Government House wasn't a political issue. However, an investigation to ensure transparency will begin as soon as possible." Pheu Thai Party legal expert Ruangkrai Leekijwattana said the reported price figure is much higher than the market price of Bt99,000 and questioned why the microphones...

    Politics