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  • 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...

  • September 17, 2006

    Samak can t bear to see Thaksin slighted

    At Muang Thong Thani s Grand Hall, Samak Sundaravej, a sharp-tongued anchor for MV1 s Sonthana Panha Banmuang ( Talks on the Nation s Problems ) live talk programme, said he had decided to set up MV1 because he could not tolerate what Sondhi had done to Thaksin with his Asia Satellite TV (ASTV) channel. He claims...

  • September 6, 2006

    It s more than a charade; it s an utter mess

    ... the car-bomb plot and buried the Central World violence on the inside pages.Fearing the government might not have enough support on the air-waves, Samak Sundaravej was brought back to resume his media role. Samak will go eye-to-eye with Sondhi Limthongkul, one of the key members of the People s Alliance for Democracy,...

  • September 6, 2006

    Ten points a different Thaksin might want to consider

    ... with Prawase Wasi. Talk to academics, doctors, lawyers, artists or whoever the leading lights are. Then ask yourself why suddenly Newin Chidchob and Samak Sundaravej are your only close friends. 7) Read the 1997 Constitution. Again, with a very open heart, ask yourself whether you have held as dear its values and...

  • September 5, 2006

    Govt cannot do anything with Samak s MV1 satellite TV

    ... for re-broadcast, will have to use their remote control to switch another channel if they deem that MV1 airs distorted fact.MV1 is managed by Samak Sundaravej, a hardline supporter of the government.The Nation