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  • August 3, 2015

    Is the stage being set for Sudarat's return

    ... constitutional setbacks for the Shinawatras which, when combined with other factors, make a triumphant return to politics highly unlikely. The Pheu Thai camp has virtually nobody else. Phongthep Thepkanjana is a decent "new blood" and Chaturon Chaisaeng is quite popular among hardcore red shirts, but they...

  • August 3, 2015

    Court rejects Wattana's petition over travel bans

    Sophon Boonkul, deputy chief of the court, said Monday that all NCPO announcements are constitutional and legally binding, citing Article 47 of the provisional constitution. Wattana's attorney, Narinpong Jinaphak, who is president of the Lawyer's Association of Thailand, said his client, who once...

  • August 2, 2015

    Reds vow response to Suthep

    The red shirts and Pheu Thai Party politicians have come out strongly against last week's launch of a new foundation by their arch-rivals, the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). Red-shirt leader Nuttawut Saikuar yesterday launched a verbal attack against the People's Democratic Reform Foundation...

  • July 31, 2015

    Suthep's reform foundation gets a mixed response from observers

    ... party - be it a new one that might be created or the Democrat Party - he said, adding that it was the same as how UDD was associated with the Pheu Thai Party. However, Tankhun Jitissara, a former Democrat MP, said it was too early to tell if the foundation would be political. But so far he agreed with it...

  • July 30, 2015

    PM concerned as Suthep to announce future plans today

    ... Democrat Party, gave up his monastic life on Tuesday after spending more than a year in saffron robes. The PDRC led street protests against the Pheu Thai-led government for six months before the military stepped in, allegedly because of political violence. Today's press conference will be the first...

  • July 27, 2015

    Libel case was very serious but not that unusual

    The statement from former judge and justice minister Phongthep Thepkanjana about the surprise of the Supreme Court's verdict is partially correct since, on record, a suspended jail sentence for libel is common. But this case is unique. It is untrue that this is the first case of a real jail sentence...

  • July 26, 2015

    Phongthep visits Pheu Thai politicians jailed for libel

    ... guilty of libel and sentenced them to one year in jail for insulting former Constitutional Court president Wasant Soipisut. Phongthep led other Pheu Thai Party leaders to visit the duo at the Bangkok Remand Prison. Phonthep said he had sympathy for both, as they had been working together. He said he...

  • July 26, 2015

    Be decisive on Cabinet reshuffle, Abhisit tells PM

    ... to cause public fear and confusion '' he asked. Security officials were checking who was behind talk of a Cabinet reshuffle, he said. Former Pheu Thai MP Phongthep Thepkanchana denied that he was one of the former government leaders who would join the new Cabinet, saying he had no idea about the move. ...

  • July 25, 2015

    Two Pheu Thai politicians get a year in jail for libel

    The Supreme Court found Prompong and Kiart-udom Menasawat, both former Pheu Thai MPs, guilty of making slanderous statements via media against Wasant in June 2010. In the statement, Prompong and Kiart-udom accused Wasant of lacking neutrality and credibility as a judge, which prompted him to file a lawsuit...

  • July 24, 2015

    NSC deputy chief transferred

    ... is a classmate of Lt-General Paradorn Pattanathabutr at the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School's 14th class. Paradorn is affiliated with the Pheu Thai Party.