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  • April 3, 2014

    Thawil case could force Yingluck's exit

    ... on the Supreme Administrative Court's verdict that the transfer of Thawil to the position of prime minister's adviser was unlawful. Yingluck is likely to face the same fate as late prime minister Samak Sundaravej, who was purged from office in 2008 after the Constitutional Court ruled he had violated the Constitution by accepting payments to appear on cooking TV shows while in office. As a result of the decision...

    Politics
  • March 7, 2014

    Other nations need to know the latest: Surapong

    He said other countries needed to understand that the governments of Thaksin Shinawatra, Samak Sundaravej and Somchai Wongsawat had similarly been ousted by the same people who are now part of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). "I will also write to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to tell him that there is a movement in Thailand that keeps toppling governments," he said. Meanwhile...

    Politics
  • March 6, 2014

    Other countries need to know the latest: Surapong

    He said other countries needed to understand that the governments of Thaksin Shinawatra, Samak Sundaravej and Somchai Wongsawat had similarly been ousted by the same people who are now part of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). "I will also write to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to tell him that there is a movement in Thailand that keeps toppling governments," he said. THE...

    Breakingnews
  • March 3, 2014

    '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar

    The movie by British director Steve McQueen beat eight fellow nominees -- "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Nebraska," "Philomena," and "The Wolf of Wall Street." AFP

    Breakingnews
  • March 1, 2014

    A message to Yingluck: don't budge an inch

    ... that can be applied under such conditions. If they want you out, let them drag the Army into staging a coup. Or they can conspire with the Constitutional Court to oust you, as they did with premiers Samak Sundaravej and Somchai Wongsawat. Apparently the Army and the court are too full of shame to screw up the country again. Now the hot potato has fallen into the hand of the Anti-Corruption Commission. Let the...

    Opinion
  • February 4, 2014

    Suthep playing with Cambodian fire

    ... Bangkok. The Democrat Party and the yellow-shirt People's Alliance for Democracy sought political gain by whipping up public sentiment against Cambodia during protests against the government of Samak Sundaravej in 2008. Back then, senior members of the Democrat Party entertained protesters with slanders against Cambodia, just as Suthep is doing now. The nationalist gibberish came back to haunt the Democrat...

    Opinion
  • December 12, 2013

    Democrats set up meeting to decide on Feb 2 polls

    ... Auditor General Khunying Jaruvan Maintaka in revealing the tricks of former premier Thaksin Shinawatraโ s family in avoiding tax. He was deemed an enemy when he succeeded in taking former premier Samak Sundaravej out of the post. He got the alias of Jack the Giant Killer.

    Breakingnews
  • November 30, 2013

    For Pheu Thai, replacing Yingluck is not an option

    ... super-heated. Any other candidate deemed closely associated with the Shinawatras would face big trouble. Giving the highest executive post to an ally of Pheu Thai is also unthinkable. The late Samak Sundaravej was as far as Thaksin would go when it came to a non-Shinawatra at the country's helm. It's unimaginable for the prime minister's post to be handed on a plate to, say, Banharn Silapa-archa. The national...

    Opinion
  • November 27, 2013

    The scales of justice tilted

    ... the same court that applied the law retroactively to ban the Thai Rak Thai Party. This court also had to pull a definition from a dictionary - rather than a law book - to disqualify prime minister Samak Sundaravej. This same court, after one year of consideration, acquitted the Democrat Party of election fraud on a technicality - the Election Commission filed the complaint too late! If political parties were...

    Opinion
  • October 1, 2013

    Businesses back Yingluck, others not impressed

    ... international media outlet that ranked Yingluck as influential might have looked too much on the surface. Another former foreign minister, Noppadon Pattama, who served under the government of Samak Sundaravej, said Yingluck's trips were planned to suit the country's foreign strategy. They benefited Thailand in terms of trade and investment, as well as international relations. "The achievements from the...

    Politics