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  • March 30, 2015

    'Absolute power' move could haunt Prayut: NHRC

    ... country is trying to promote national reform and solve inequality issues, I doubt that it's suitable to use Article 44 or martial law," he said. Pheu Thai Party members also voiced opposition to the government using Article 44, saying that one person - General Prayut - would have authority over the |three...

    Politics
  • March 29, 2015

    Concern over alternative to martial law

    ... 44 of the post-coup provisional charter, which gave him extensive powers as the NCPO leader. Red-shirt leaders, who are politicians from the Pheu Thai Party, said that they expected the NCPO's new order to bring more harm than good to the country. Nuttawut Saikuar, who served as a Cabinet member in...

    Politics
  • March 29, 2015

    Pheu Thai disagrees with enforcement of Article 44

    The article, when invoked, gives Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha absolute power in his capacity as the junta chief. Anusorn said the government should instead hold the next election as soon as possible. The Nation

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  • March 28, 2015

    Group pushes govt on land tax amendment

    ... be made for farmers and other people who own small plots of land with low value, it says. According to a study by the organisation, the 284 Pheu Thai Party members who held seats in the House of Representatives before the military seized power last year owned 31,797 rai (5,087 hectares) of land worth Bt8...

    Business
  • March 28, 2015

    Borwornsak explains need for 20th constitution

    ... and ethics, and honesty". To illustrate his point he pointed to the rice-pledging scheme and the attempt to pass the Amnesty Bill during the Pheu Thai administration. This is not the first time Borwornsak has been involved in a charter drafting process. The CDC president was secretary of the 1997 Charter...

    Politics
  • March 26, 2015

    Prayut may get smile from Thaksin at Lee funeral

    Surapong Tovichakchaikul said Thaksin intended to go to Singapore to pay his respects to Lee's family. He may not be present at the official function but he will attend the portion of the funeral that is open to the public. "It is unlikely that he will meet General Prayut, who will also attend the...

    Politics
  • March 26, 2015

    Supreme Court reverses acquittal ruling of Appeals Court against Karun

    The Supreme Court disagreed with the acquittal ruling in favour of Karun by the Appeals Court. Like the Criminal Court, the Supreme Court initially sentenced Karun to one-year imprisonment and suspended the jail term on ground that he had no record of being jailed. The Nation

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  • March 26, 2015

    Pheu Thai says BMA governor should leave Bangkok to live on hill

    On Wednesday, Sukhumbhand said anyone cannot accept the fact that Bangkok is a water and rainy city, must leave the city to live on a hill. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • March 25, 2015

    EC rejects cases against Yingluck, Democrats

    ... called for the Democrats to be dissolved because some executives left the party to use the PDRC to distort information to attack the then-ruling Pheu Thai Party. The EC said such actions did not breach the law.

    Politics
  • March 25, 2015

    Their Majesties the King and Queen express condolences at Lee's death

    ... senior. In his message to his Singaporean counterpart, Prayut expressed "deep sorrow at the passing away of your father. "On behalf of the Royal Thai Government and the people of the Kingdom of Thailand, I wish to sincerely express my profound condolences to you and your family, and through you to the...

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