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  • May 29, 2015

    PAD leaders sentenced to two years' jail

    ... Code for damaging state assets. The complaint said the PAD led a rally from Democracy Monument to Government House to oust then-prime minister Samak Sundaravej. They laid siege to state agencies including the National Broadcast-ing Services of Thailand (NBT), the Finance Ministry's radio station and Agriculture...

    Politics
  • May 22, 2015

    BMA gets Bt800m from Austrian firm over vehicles

    ... the vehicles, he added. The procurement of the vehicles at highly inflated prices was done under the administration of former Bangkok governor Samak Sundaravej, while his successor, Apirak Kosayothin, signed the letter of credit for the payments. The vehicles have been in storage since delivery....

    National
  • March 11, 2015

    Country trapped in tunnel vision over PM's selection

    ... who came after him and were elected MPs: Chatichai Choonhavan, Chuan Leekpai, Banharn Silapa-archa, Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, Thaksin Shinawatra, Samak Sundaravej, Somchai Wongsawat, Abhisit Vejjajiva and Yingluck Shinawatra. You don't need to be a historian to know what happened to them. Coups dethroned Chatichai...

    Opinion
  • February 21, 2015

    Arbitrator orders Austrian firm Steyr to pay BMA Bt800m

    ... Paribatra the go-ahead in terms of restoring the vehicles and putting them to use. The NACC found a number of politicians, including the late Samak Sundaravej, guilty of corruption as they bought the units at highly inflated prices. The commission recommended the seizure of their assets, which was later legitimised...

    National
  • December 30, 2014

    Only the people can choose the PM

    ... If they're good enough, they'll be elected. From Chatichai to Chuan Leekpai, Banharn Silpa-Archa, Chavalit Yongchaiyut, Thaksin Shinawatra, Samak Sundaravej, Somchai Wongsawat, Abhisit Vejjajiva and Yingluck Shinawatra, all were duly elected to the position. Thailand developed accordingly. There was evidence...

    Opinion
  • December 4, 2014

    A rundown of Nopporn's rise in the business world

    ...'s success came from his relationship with former Egat and PEA executives and his political allies in the Energy Ministry under the governments of Samak Sundaravej, Somchai Wongsawat and Abhisit Vejjajiva. This is the business path of Thailand's 31st billionaire, who was alleged in the case. Demco, a listed...

    National
  • 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...

    Politics
  • 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...

    Opinion
  • 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...

    Politics
  • 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...

    Opinion