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  • November 27, 2014

    Pheu Thai and UDD working to keep everybody happy

    First, we have to be aware that Pheu Thai and the UDD are close allies, despite their efforts to deny this. In reality, though, both rely on each other for their existence. That's why its very rare for Pheu Thai and the UDD to make a decision that is different - even when they have different views on a subject. Second...

    Politics
  • November 26, 2014

    PDRC calls for end to party-list MPs in proposal to CDC

    This was among several ideas the PDRC presented to the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) yesterday. While the previous government's ruling Pheu Thai Party deliberately avoided making any contributions to the new charter, the PDRC dispatched five leaders to present not only what the group wants to see...

    Politics
  • November 26, 2014

    Give amnesty to protesters, not leaders: big parties

    Members of the Democrat and Pheu Thai parties insisted yesterday that an amnesty bill should cover only ordinary protesters - not the leaders of political groups, parties or colour-coded groups. The justice system, they said, should be allowed to play an important role in solving many issues and prolonged...

    Politics
  • November 24, 2014

    Mixed feelings over junta's start

    ... the killing of civilians at demonstrations. However, he said there had been an increase in human rights violations. "The remaining hope is that Thai political development in the civil sector is still strong and spread throughout the country," he said. As for a score for the junta, Niran said: "Human...

    Politics
  • November 23, 2014

    Pheu Thai, UDD boycott 'won't hurt charter'

    Direk Thuengfang, deputy chairman of the NRC's special committee on politics, said that there would not be any problems if the Pheu Thai Party and the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship refused to contribute their ideas and proposals in the process. He said that as long as the NRC worked in...

    Politics
  • November 21, 2014

    Weng says govt makes mistake in students' arrest

    Weng said the arrest made student activists' campaign at a Bangkok movie theatre more interesting. He said the government should have learned a lesson from the arrest and should learn not to use excessive power. The Nation

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  • November 20, 2014

    PM faces anti-coup gesture in his first Northeast visit

    ...-hit areas. The five students ran to the stage, took their shirts off to reveal black T-shirts with white lettering that read "No to the coup" in Thai when the young men stood side by side. The students also held up their arms in a three-finger salute - a symbolic anti-coup gesture - at the PM. The...

    Politics
  • November 18, 2014

    A battle between open-minded and the closed in outlook

    ... reminded people that political gatherings of more than five people are still strictly illegal and that offenders will be prosecuted, especially in Pheu Thai's support base regions in the North and Northeast. In September, the authorities stepped in and stopped a march from Surat Thani to Bangkok by activists...

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  • November 17, 2014

    Reds should not let opportunity pass them by

    ... debate in closed-door meetings. The invitation from the CDC was sent to elected parties in the previous House of Representatives, including the Pheu Thai, Democrat and other small parties, the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), and the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD). ...

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  • November 15, 2014

    Only one more meeting on Yingluck case, NACC warns

    ... expected to be completed by early next year. Narong said the matter was of importance, so it could not be rushed. "This not like selling Thai black coffee. It is important to be fair to everyone and importance must be given to those who are being examined." Asked if people's wealth could...

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