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  • April 11, 2014

    Suthep should beware of full moons

    ... himself "supreme protector" of Thailand. His imperious demands are making everyone laugh. He has ordered top government officials and Army generals to report to him. He also said he would seize the Shinawatras' assets and kick them out of the country, and that only he can appoint an interim PM. But I suspect he is faking insanity. His time is running out and his support is waning. So don't be surprised if...

    Opinion
  • April 11, 2014

    Thais must resist being dragged into the escalating war of words

    It is highly likely that the Constitutional Court will make a similar ruling to the one handed down by the Supreme Administrative Court in the case of National Security Council secretary-general Thawil Pliensri, who challenged caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's order to remove him from his post. The Supreme Administrative Court ruled last month that Yingluck must reinstate Thawil on the...

    Politics
  • April 11, 2014

    Pheu Thai member petitions Senate against NACC nominee

    Singthong cited Article 8 of the Constitution's organic law, which stipulates that nominees for the NACC must possess a clean track record. He said an NACC committee had resolved to investigate a corruption allegation against Supa. The selection committee - which comprises Supreme Court president Direk Ingkaninanda, who serves as the committee's chairman; Constitutional Court president Charoon...

    Politics
  • April 10, 2014

    Political spankings - where to draw the line

    Mr Pola is at it again. So, foreigners should not criticise Yingluck or Thaksin! They also shouldn't pay taxes, spend money, be harassed by tourist police or be subjected to double pricing. Even though I use my Christian name, I am Thai. My grandfather was born here and became Thai, My father was Thai, my wife and children are Thai. So does that mean I am allowed to spank Thaksin and Yingluck ...

    Opinion
  • April 10, 2014

    Suthep seeking coup d'etat

    ... actions, which amount to a coup d'etat. Even by the protesters' own count, they have never approached even a quarter of the electorate, let alone a majority. Suthep has "tried" the whole clan of Shinawatras all by himself, without discriminating among them and without giving anybody the chance to defend him/herself; the key principle of "innocent until proven guilty" has gone out the window. What he promises...

    Opinion
  • April 9, 2014

    Thawil's case and lessons in democracy

    ... national interests. Thawil was bumped off the NSC to make way for then-police chief Wichien Pojphosri, who had in turn been forced to make way for Priewphan Damapong, who is closely related to the Shinawatras. It is alleged that Priewphan needed one last honour before he retired, so the Yingluck Cabinet gave him Wichien's job and pacified the latter with the NSC position. The upcoming Constitutional Court...

    Opinion
  • April 9, 2014

    Thai "parents" need help with wayward "kids"

    But if your naughty kid runs away to other countries (including my own) without permission, becoming even naughtier along the way by "skypeing" and "hyping", and you do nothing to make him come home for his well-deserved spanking, then you are clearly an incompetent parent and require the help of your caring and sharing global neighbours who are more than well-equipped and willing to offer the necessary...

    Opinion
  • April 9, 2014

    Taxed expats have the right

    Dear Khun Somsak, As a farang, I have chosen to remain neutral in the decades-long political turmoil in your country. I find myself cringing at the antics of JC Wilcox and his pals in this Letters column. Their discussions would be much better held at any local tavern. The only consideration I ask of you before you call us farang childish is to understand that when Thais emigrate to our countries...

    Opinion
  • April 9, 2014

    Suthep displays ideas of supreme sovereignty

    Even if he claimed to represent millions of people who are absolutely good or better than the rest of the country, he still cannot assume sovereign power - unless he obtained the mandate through a legitimate election. Ridiculously, veteran politician Suthep announced last Saturday that once the Constitutional Court toppled Yingluck Shinawatra's government, he could pick up anybody he deemed proper...

    Politics
  • April 8, 2014

    Don't use the country as a pawn in political games

    ... a remark about how far an employee can go against his boss. Though the actual meaning of his remark still needs to be decoded, I don't think his critics are being fair by calling him a slave of the Shinawatras. After all, Thailand is hardly a corporation and the real owners are the people, not the administrators. When taking sides in this colour-coded game, people often forget the real role they play...

    Politics