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  • 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...

  • November 5, 2014

    Last push to save Yingluck from legal action

    The party's legal team will file a petition with NLA president Pornpetch Witchitcholachai objecting to his decision that the assembly should go ahead with impeachment proceedings against Yingluck over alleged corruption in the rice-pledging scheme. Lawyer Pichit Chuenban dismissed as unreasonable...

  • October 27, 2014

    Chalerm's 'insight' may be blind loyalty

    ...'s statements together and we have the tightrope that the former is walking on. We can also see the dual-track campaign that could benefit the Shinawatras. If the coup was meant primarily to pre-empt a potential bloodbath, certainly the government that was overthrown was not that bad. On the other hand, if the...

  • October 14, 2014

    Prayut may face protest at Asem forum

    Under the "Responsible Partnership for Growth and Security" theme, Prayut will share his vision with 52 leaders on several global issues such as transnational diseases such as Ebola, terrorist groups like Islamic State and climate change, the official said. The PM would also explain how Thailand can...

  • October 11, 2014

    Exercise caution in criticising the government, says activist

    "Let us try to expand [the space for criticism] little by little. Don't be too afraid but don't be too brash," he said. More than four months after the May 22 coup and after massive media censorship by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) as well as self-censorship, Yingcheep said people...