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  • July 27, 2015

    Libel case was very serious but not that unusual

    ... for libel is common. But this case is unique. It is untrue that this is the first case of a real jail sentence for libel. Former premier Samak Sundaravej was sentenced to jail without suspension by both the first court and Appeals Court, except that Samak died before a judgement by the Supreme Court. Second, the...

    Opinion
  • July 17, 2015

    Newsfeed

    ... in violation of Section 157 of the Criminal Code while serving as finance minister in the People Power Party-led government of former prime minister Samak Sundaravej. After receiving a petition from the Office of the Ombudsman, the anti-graft agency conducted a probe and concluded that Surapong had illegally appointed...

    Business
  • July 16, 2015

    Surapong hearings

    ... in violation of Section 157 of the Criminal Code while serving as finance minister in the People Power Party-led government of former prime minister Samak Sundaravej. After receiving a petition from the Office of the Ombudsman, the anti-graft agency conducted a probe and concluded that Surapong had illegally...

    Breakingnews
  • July 9, 2015

    Abhisit to join TV show on reform and reconciliation

    ... emphasised that the prime minister had no intention of staying on in power. Noppadon Pattama, former foreign minister under then-prime minister Samak Sundaravej, expressed his concerns over the future of Thailand. He feared that after the election the country would get stuck in a political impasse. He suggested...

    Politics
  • 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