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  • September 2, 2014

    Great expectations as NRC nominees show their diversity

    ... the May 22 coup. Thailand is in dire need for political reform, which has been the key reason behind street protests over the past decade. Pheu Thai Party and its close ally the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) have undeniably been the key players in politics recently. So, what form...

    Politics
  • September 2, 2014

    New ministers 'should give up other posts'

    Ruangkrai Leekijwattana, a legal official for the Pheu Thai Party said he suspected members of the Prayuth Cabinet, including PM Prayuth Chan-ocha, have multiple roles and responsibilities that may overlap or conflict with one another. He said although the interim charter allowed Prayuth to continue as National...

    Politics
  • September 2, 2014

    Appointment of military allies hints at concern about security

    ... help with possible threats from the new unelected administration's political enemies. Suwaphan was ignored by the previous government led by the Pheu Thai Party, which trusted the police more. After the coup, he worked closely with military intelligence units in cracking down on gangs of armed men allegedly...

    Politics
  • September 2, 2014

    Sukhumbhand's Appeal Court ruling due on Friday

    ... the city election on March 3, 2013 because he was helped by a smear campaign launched by Democrat Party members against rival candidates, especially Pheu Thai Party's Pongsapat Pongcharoen, which violated the electoral law. If the court upholds the EC's decision to hold a new election, organising it may breach...

    National
  • September 1, 2014

    Sukhumbhand Appeal Court ruling due on Friday

    ... 3, 2013 because he was aided by a smear campaign by Democrat Party members in violation of the electoral law - against rival candidates, especially Pheu Thai Party's Pongsapat Pongcharoen. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • August 31, 2014

    Pheu Thai leading members wish Somchai happy birthday

    He held the celebration at his Beverly Hill house on Chaeng Wattana Road and gave alms to nine monks. Those visiting him included Ponthep Thepkanchana, Pracha Promnok, Udomdet Ratanasathien, Wicharn Minchai, Viroj Pao-in, and Noppadol Pattama. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • August 30, 2014

    Many big names put forward for reform council as deadline nears

    ... before uniting for a big overhaul of the country". The senior Democrat also tweeted that the country's three largest political parties - Pheu Thai, the Democrats and Chart Thai - should have representatives on the NRC. The comments led to allegations the Democrat Party had failed to keep its word - that...

    Politics
  • August 26, 2014

    'Smart classrooms' not for all schools

    ... for all schools to have a smart classroom," Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) secretary-general Kamol Rodklai said yesterday. The Pheu Thai government's tablet scheme saw cheap computers handed out to a large number of Prathom 1 and Mathayom 1 students regardless of their school's location and their...

    National
  • August 24, 2014

    Politicians told to end the high life

    ... that was enough time to solve all the major political issues, especially destroying the parliamentary dictatorship that was deeply ingrained in Thai politics by capitalist politicians. He urged the National Council for Peace and Order to ensure that the country did not go back to square one and face...

    Politics
  • August 23, 2014

    Martial law to stay

    ... has been restored. Citizens respect the law," he said. In a related development, former premier Thaksin Shinawatra has told politicians in the Pheu Thai Party to support and offer assistance to the new government, instead of criticising it, according to a source who is close to him. Thaksin has retained...

    Politics