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  • February 27, 2015

    Pheu Thai concerned new charter to destabilise politics

    Without political stability, foreign investors would decline to invest in the kingdom, he added. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • February 23, 2015

    Drafters in Pattaya to begin political debate

    ... successful. They are idealistic, but can their ideas be used in practice They need to listen if they want us to follow." Last week, former Pheu Thai MP Samart Kaewmeechai warned charter drafters to not write rules based on prejudice or paranoia. Chart Thai Pattana's chief adviser Nikorn Jamnong said that though...

    Politics
  • February 22, 2015

    'Let both sides govern in coalition'

    ... added that one of the key mechanisms to achieve sustainable reconciliation would be to have both conflicting political parties - the Democrats and Pheu Thai - work together in a coalition government. If that was possible reconciliation would be achieved, he said. Ekachai backed the idea, citing the success...

    Politics
  • February 19, 2015

    Proposal for dialogue with Thaksin just a bad joke

    ... of people - and he is often suspected of being behind many political moves by those people. Also, he is believed to be pulling the strings behind Pheu Thai, the political party that was previously in power. However, it may not be completely correct to blame Thaksin alone for the political conflict. Critics...

    Politics
  • February 19, 2015

    Secret talks not solution to political crisis

    ... the assets-concealment case against Thaksin in 2004, when the Constitutional Court ruled in his favour. According to sources in the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai Party, the former premier is now seeking talks with the country's leaders because he had been disappointed by lower-level talks. He wants to negotiate...

    Opinion
  • February 18, 2015

    M-Link Asia Corp branching out into energy, leasing and transportation

    ... elaborate. M-Link Asia Corp was co-founded by two of Thaksin's sisters, Yaowapa Wongsawat and Monthathip Kovitchareonkul. Yaowapa is a former Pheu Thai MP for Chiang Mai. Its chairman is Kraisorn Barameeauychai, former chairman of CAT Telecom's board. The business expansion follows the company...

    Business
  • February 18, 2015

    CDC 'not aiming to weaken parties'

    ..." by stopping a majority group from becoming too powerful. Scepticism questioned Several representatives from political parties, including Pheu Thai and Chart Thai Pattana, expressed concerns at a seminar on Monday and questioned charter drafters' scepticism of politics and politicians and wondered if that...

    Politics
  • February 17, 2015

    Thaksin 'ready' for talk, but not Prayut

    ... minister Thaksin Shinawatra as part of the efforts to achieve national reconciliation. Thaksin, however, has said he is ready for such talks, a Pheu Thai Party source said yesterday. The ex-PM's only condition was that he wanted to talk to someone with the power to make decisions, so that any agreement...

    Politics
  • February 17, 2015

    CDC accused of scepticism

    ... opinions and viewpoints from participants, and later deliberate these ideas during the charter-drafting process. Samart Kaewmeechai, a former Pheu Thai Party MP, warned CDC members not to write rules based on "prejudice or paranoia". "I am worried that such proposals will lead to more problems...

    Politics
  • February 17, 2015

    Red shirts have little faith in reconciliation

    ... in an informal chat over lunch. "The military should be neutral and not publicly paint the red shirts as villains. People should stop attacking Pheu Thai and defaming or ridiculing Yingluck Shinawatra, because the more they do that, the more sympathy we will have for her. If this continues, reconciliation...

    Politics