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  • December 10, 2014

    Amnesty crossroad looms again

    Thailand is back where it began. The amnesty issue has resurfaced after charter drafter Anek Laothamatas proposed that the issue be considered by the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC). His suggestion has sparked a fresh round of debate. Whether to pardon those charged with crimes related to past...

  • December 9, 2014

    Khun Pleum comes up with |a great Father's Day gift

    ML Nattakorn "Khun Pleum" Devakula surprised viewers of his TV show "The Daily Dose" on Father's Day by talking about this dad, MR Pridiyathorn Devakula. The thing is that he and his father are widely seen as irrevocably "divided" due to their different political outlooks. Khun Pleum works for Voice...

  • December 7, 2014

    Teerasil delighted with his first goal for Almeria

    On a season-long loan from Thai Premier League club Muangthong United since June, the 26-year-old Teerasil, who was omitted from the Thai national side competing in the ongoing Asean Championship, endured a tough start to life in Spain's top-flight division. After making a few cameo appearances as...

  • December 4, 2014

    Army chief plays down claim about students

    Trying to play down the unsubstantiated allegation that five Khon Kaen University students were paid to protest against Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Army chief General Udomdej Sitabutr said the media should henceforth approach him and not his subordinate Lt-General Kampanart Ruddit, the...

  • November 29, 2014

    NLA rejects extra documents from Yingluck's legal team

    The National Legislative Assembly will hold its first hearing on whether to impeach Yingluck on January 9. The former PM has been charged with negligence for not taking action over corruption in the scheme, which suffered massive losses. Her lawyers submitted an additional 72 documents in her...

  • November 28, 2014

    Prayut reaches historic crossroads in the deep South

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is going to Malaysia to introduce himself to his counterpart there, Najib Razak. The ongoing insurgency in Thailand's southernmost provinces will be high on their discussion agenda. Kuala Lumpur is expected to reiterate its commitment to helping Thailand find a suitable...

  • November 28, 2014

    Thai parliament sets Yingluck impeachment date

    ... military and Bangkok-based royalist establishment - cannot enter office again. "This is all part of the attempt by the junta to eliminate the Shinawatras from Thai politics," Pavin Chachavalpongpun, an expert on Thailand and staunch junta critic at Japanโ s Kyoto University, told AFP. "The junta is trying...

  • November 22, 2014

    Three-way strife may be likely now

    ... the likes of the Thai PBS incidents, that will hasten the formation of the "third movement". Like the anti-Thaksin camp, they wonโ t accept the Shinawatrasโ return to power. But like the pro-Thaksin camp, they will also find the military playing a leading role in politics unacceptable. In normal political...

  • November 15, 2014

    Bonds to be issued to pay off rice losses

    The Finance Ministry plans to issue long-term bonds with terms of three to 10 years to pay back losses totalling a massive Bt682 billion from previous governments' rice-pledging policies. "This will force the country's fiscal budget into deficit for between three and five years from now," Finance...

  • November 8, 2014

    No time to prepare, lawyers say

    Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's legal team yesterday complained that the National Legislative Assembly had given them little time to prepare for the start of its impeachment process against Yingluck on November 12. The legal team said it received a call from an NLA official yesterday...