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  • October 21, 2014

    NCPO urged to go ahead with Somsak, Nikom cases

    ... scheme, would be easier to scrutinise and pursue because it comes under the Anti Corruption Act, not just the defunct 2007 charter. Meanwhile, Pheu Thai deputy secretary-general Chawalit Wichaya-sut called on government agencies and politicians to scrutinise the cases without personal prejudice. ...

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  • October 21, 2014

    Yingluck off to see big brother Thaksin in Japan

    ... fly in his private plane to India to carry out a merit-making ceremony from Friday to Sunday before returning to Thailand. A number of former Pheu Thai MPs are expected to join the merit-making ceremony in India, the same source said. Meanwhile National Council for Peace and Order spokesman Winthai...

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  • October 20, 2014

    Elected governors still a highly contentious issue

    ... done so!" The central government also does not like the decentralisation idea because it would lose administrative power, he said. Former Pheu Thai MP Chaowalit Vichayasut said he believed the power of central administrators should remain because abolishing it might cause serious conflict and resistance...

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  • October 20, 2014

    Yingluck off to see Thaksin in Japan

    ... fly in his personal plane to India to carry out a merit making ceremony from Friday to Sunday before returning to Thailand. A number of former Pheu Thai MPs are expected to join the merit making ceremony in India. National Council for Peace and Order spokesman Winthai Suvari said the NCPO had granted...

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  • October 19, 2014

    Thaksin gained most from coup, Chalerm claims

    Chalerm said Thaksin and Pheu Thai reaped the most from the coup led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha because no corruption charges had been pressed against members of the ousted government led by Thaksin's sister Yingluck, a Pheu Thai source revealed yesterday. This was exacerbated by the fact that the military rulers...

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  • October 17, 2014

    NLA likely to vote against impeachment of politicians

    ... are believed to be unusually rich, corrupt, abuse their authority or violate the charter or any other law must face impeachment by the Senate. Pheu Thai Party MPs have called on the NLA to make a prudent decision on the matter, saying the assembly should refrain from creating further political conflict...

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  • October 17, 2014

    Populism by any other name is still populist

    ... the measure is not populism Perhaps it is because of the negative connotation the word has acquired. The term "populist policy" (prachaniyom in Thai) became synonymous with the Pheu Thai Party and its political campaigns, which obviously is a taboo for the current government. But the real question is, is it just...

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  • October 16, 2014

    Prayut will not commit to poll date

    ... if they were found guilty of offences, citing the impeachment of former premier Somchai Wongsawat and former deputy PM Suthep Thaugsuban. Former Pheu Thai Party MPs led by Amnuay Khlangpha yesterday submitted a letter to NLA chairman Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, calling on the assembly to exercise its judgement...

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  • October 14, 2014

    Impeachment cases not on the NLA agenda today: chairman

    ... if it launches an impeachment against him, saying the alleged offence was filed based on the previous charter, which is now defunct. Former Pheu Thai MP for Lop Buri Amnuay Khlangpha urged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to make a decision on whether the NLA has the authority to impeach politicians from...

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  • October 12, 2014

    Red shirts turn out in large numbers to receive Apiwan's body

    ... as hundreds of police and soldiers guarded all entrances. Police frequently warned the crowd not to express anything political in nature. Thai Airways International flight TG621 from Manila arrived with the body at 3.20pm. Jatuporn said he told national police chief General Somyot Poompanmuang...

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