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  • October 1, 2014

    'Give NRC a chance before judging it'

    ... do not have any conflict of interest into the next general election". Alongkorn, he said, "was aware of this and he made the decision". Former Pheu Thai MP, Chaturon Chaisang said that "reform before an election" was not possible because the NRC lacked a democratic mandate and sufficient time to do its...

    Politics
  • October 1, 2014

    Deportation order against Satish Sehgal cancelled

    The order had been issued by then-interior minister Chalerm Yoobamrung over allegations that Sehgal had taken part in protests against the Pheu Thai government. The court ruled that the process leading to the deportation order was biased and violated the Civil Court's earlier order prohibiting the elected...

    Politics
  • September 30, 2014

    Army chief retires after four turbulent years

    ... to help flood victims, and they managed to win much praise from the public. The government at that time, led by Yingluck Shinawatra from the Pheu Thai Party, opted not to replace Prayut in order to avoid possible repercussions or conflict with the military. While in office Prayut implemented a 10-year...

    Politics
  • September 30, 2014

    Leaked NRC names 'disappointing'

    ... as the individuals had the "same political stance and military influence". He added that this would result in the exclusion of a large group in Thai society, resulting in "narrow" reform proposals. "The fact that a big group of the popular sector was not given an opportunity to engage in the NRC means...

    Politics
  • September 30, 2014

    Court sentences to death railway staff who raped and threw a girl from train

    Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced to death a man who killed and threw a 13-year-old girl from a train in July. Wanchai or Game Saengkhao was also charged with robbery and use drugs. The defendant was a staff of a sleeping compartment where the girl slept. He raped and choked her before throwing...

    Breakingnews
  • September 29, 2014

    Curbing party leaders' influence

    ... are held, so candidates can work towards winning approval from voters instead of party leaders. Is party discipline that bad Pheu Thai Party's Udomdech Rattanasathien, meanwhile, said a party member's need to go under a party's banner was not related to money, but based more on strength...

    Politics
  • September 28, 2014

    Poll has shown why reform will be tough

    ... confirms the main problems facing interim Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha or, in fact, Thailand. Bangkok Poll has shown that the Democrat and Pheu Thai parties have switched places in terms of popularity, yet they remain the country's most and second-most popular political camps. Despite months-long street...

    Opinion
  • September 22, 2014

    NLA in a rush to push through draft

    ... many of her cabinet members were in the process of being impeached for corruption and misconduct. More than 300 lawmakers of the then-ruling Pheu Thai Party and its coalition parties, as well as a number of senators, also faced impeachment for their role in the amendment of the previous constitution. ...

    Politics
  • September 22, 2014

    Former Phichit MP dies of heart failure

    Nawin Boonseth, also a former Phichit MP, said his father died at the Paolo Memorial Hospital in Bangkok at 8:15 pm. He was 72. Adul was considered an arch political rival of late Phichit MP Sanan Kachornprasart. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • September 21, 2014

    Abhisit enjoys a surge in popularity: Bangkok poll

    ... (30.1 per cent) and healing divisions in the country (19.8 per cent). Former Democrat MP for Phitsanulok Dr Warong Dechgitvigrom believes Pheu Thai's sagging popularity stems from corruption allegations in relation to scrapped rice-pledging scheme. Warong welcomed the rising popularity of the Democrats...

    Politics