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  • November 10, 2014

    Controversial decisions by key govt agencies

    ... partners for election fraud. The decision resulted in the government's leadership, including PM Somchai Wongsawat, stepping down. lIn 2008, PM Samak Sundaravej was dismissed and forced to step down as prime minister after the court ruled he had violated the Constitution by accepting payments to appear on a TV cooking...

  • October 8, 2014

    New approach to peace efforts offers hope in deep South

    ... of Thailand. Wae Hamad, in 2008, led a delegation to Bogor, Indonesia to meet with a representative from Bangkok sent by then-prime minister Samak Sundaravej. Mediated by MPRMP vice president Jusuf Kalla, the event quickly fell apart after it became public knowledge. So far, only Akanit's name has been made...

  • September 27, 2014

    People must solve political strife as 'courts can't always do it'

    ... as being linked to politics, leading to allegations of double standards in its rulings. He cited the court's removal of prime minister Samak Sundaravej due to his appearance on a television cooking show as an example. Jaratpong said it was beyond the ability of the Constitutional Court to solve political...

  • September 24, 2014

    Itsy bitsy teenie weenie bikini commentary

    ... of a "secret deal" and deemed "too soft". The "left" extremists. They take the bikini comment too seriously. It doesn't matter that the late Samak Sundaravej was ruder and blunter in public statements, because the former prime minister took power with an election. This camp has not trusted Prayut from Day One...

  • August 18, 2014

    Prayuth fires off 194 words per minute during budget bill debate: report

    It said it counted the words of Prayuth's speech during the debate, adding that late former prime minister Samak Sundaravej and veteran politician used to achieve 184 words per minute during House debates. The Nation

  • July 25, 2014

    Happy siblings reunite in Paris

    ... - the ex-leader returned home after the People's Power Party won the first general election held after the coup and formed a government headed by Samak Sundaravej. Just two months before the Supreme Court's Criminal Division on Political Office Holders was due to deliver a ruling in a case against him in the Ratchadaphisek...

  • July 18, 2014

    When Thaksin decided to go missing

    ... - the ex-leader returned home after the People's Power Party won the first general elections held after the coup and formed a government headed by Samak Sundaravej. Upon arrival at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thaksin - in full view of the media - knelt and kissed the ground to loud cheers of his supporters...

  • October 13, 2006

    Abhisit the webmaster

    ... what they look like beyond politics. Among former deputy prime ministers, Korn Dabaransi once demonstrated that he could have been a rock star and Samak Sundaravej is famed for his kitchen expertise.But on his official website Abhisit offers a self-portrait as a well-rounded, approachable bloke...

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  • October 8, 2006

    Sufficiency economy is more effective than investment at ensuring happiness

    ... on it, especially the very pliant free press . That alone should be warning enough.Dr John SymonsBangkok----------------------------------------Samak could fill newly vacant TRT hot seatWhat s all this fuss about nobody wanting to lead the Thai Rak Thai Party Have you all forgotten Thaksin Shinawatra s...

  • September 19, 2006

    Beware the TRT apologist in objective journalist s clothing

    ... that suggest otherwise.And it s also no surprise that the protagonist of MV1, a recently launched pro-Thaksin cable programme is none other Samak Sundaravej, one of the premier s staunchest supporters. Samak is known for his no-holds-barred attitude toward those calling for Thaksin s ouster.While partisan journalism of...