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  • November 20, 2015

    A Shinawatra history lesson

    Keith Barlow wrote, "Yingluck was not elected in 2011 because her brother wanted her to be his clone: She was elected because a majority of the electorate voted for her rather than for her opponents." That claim is incorrect. As soon as news emerged that Pheu Thai had nominated Yingluck as its choice...

  • November 14, 2015

    Disharmony is Thaksin's legacy

    I feel I should respond lest Mr Barlow and others remain unaware of the true facts. He is incorrect in saying the rural poor had been pitted against the Thai elite for as long as democracy has been tried in Thailand, that nobody cared about them until Thaksin came, and why they hardly bothered to vote...

  • November 9, 2015

    Poor political timing for 'wear red' push

    .... But one theory that should not be overlooked is that the campaign fizzled out because it seemed to be attached too much to the rice scheme and the Shinawatras. Although former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra said publicly she didn't want her supporters to wear red on that day, her big brother was among...

  • November 3, 2015

    Campaigns fizzle, legal tactics blocked, as Yingluck's court day nears

    ... to stop corruption in the rice-pledging scheme. Political observers see the campaign as an attempt to test the popularity of support for the Shinawatras and the Pheu Thai party, believing there's nothing wrong in the move. Prior to Yingluck's court case - as well as a possible compensation case - the Shinawatras...

  • November 1, 2015

    Panthongtae shows white shirt

    The photo showed Panthongtae's back with a print that says "this shirt is red". He posted: "Today, I'll lend you, Aung Poo [former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra], moral support without wearing red." He also used the hashtag of "obeying by 99.99 per cent" in the post.

  • October 29, 2015

    Correcting a biased view of the Shinawatras

    Many of Vint Chavala's letters I find balanced and objective, but I take strong exception to the completely biased view of former premiers Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra offered by his latest missive. Khun Vint, firstly, Yingluck was not elected in 2011 because her brother wanted her to be his ...

  • October 28, 2015

    Yingluck's defenders crazy to compare rice-scheme losses

    Senior members of the Pheu Thai Party have been complaining that the Yingluck Shinawatra government's predecessors also introduced rice price-pledging schemes and incurred similar losses. This is a weak defence and could lead to immense damage for Yingluck, including loss of her personal liberty. ...

  • October 23, 2015

    CDC considers setting 'duties of the state' for governments to follow

    "Fundamental state policies" for the government were previously included in the 1997 and 2007 constitutions. "The previous charters said it was the people's right [to get state services], but that didn't really mean anything. For instance, they said you had the right to access information, but there...

  • October 17, 2015

    The courts alone should deal with Yingluck

    For the sake of reconciliation, everyone must see that we have rule of law, impartially administered without fear or favour. General Prayut is certainly not neutral in this matter, and hence his administrative order will be viewed, perhaps rightly, as nothing more than victor's justice. It will also...

  • October 13, 2015

    Phuket riot reflects much that's gone wrong

    Violence of any kind, regardless of who is involved, should be condemned in the strongest terms, but, in the case of the 12-hour riot on Phuket over the weekend, it's hard not to have at least some sympathy for those who instigated it. The mayhem was the direct result of the killing of two alleged drug...