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  • July 31, 2015

    Scourge of the Shinawatras Yes. Democracy trailblazer Let's see

    It would turn stomachs in the United States and European Union, which pride themselves on being truly democratic. In their view, Suthep was instrumental in events that led to the military overthrow of a legitimate government and its replacement with an unelected regime. Suthep certainly acted with...

    Opinion
  • July 29, 2015

    Political unrest victims seek quick action

    The reconciliation study committee of the National Reform Council (NRC) and the Office of Healthy Society and Coordinating yesterday co-hosted a special forum for people affected by political protests, with around 80 attending. Losses suffered by these people ranged from physical disabilities to deaths...

    Politics
  • July 26, 2015

    Release of ex-Pulo leader after many years in jail seen as a positive sign

    Soon after his release, Hajisama-ae said he was ready and willing to help coordinate peace negotiations between the government and insurgent groups. Hajisama-ae, better known as "Sama-ae Tha Nam", 63, was released on July 17 - the day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic...

    National
  • July 24, 2015

    Ex-minister calls on court to lift travel prohibition

    He wants the Central Administrative Court to revoke the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)'s order No 21 issued on May 23 last year, which bans 155 people - including him - from leaving the country. He claimed the order was illegal, discriminatory, violated human rights as well as the provisional...

    Politics
  • July 23, 2015

    Ex-minister calls on court to lift ban on travel

    He wants the Central Administrative Court to revoke the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)'s order No 21 issued on May 23 last year, which bans 155 people - including him - from leaving the country. He claimed the order was illegal, discriminatory, violated human rights as well as the provisional...

    Politics
  • July 21, 2015

    Draft charter faces rejection if Shinawatras banned: Pheu Thai member

    The latest attempt to block the Shinawatra siblings from ever returning to politics could result in the draft charter failing to pass the planned referendum, as Pheu Thai supporters would not be happy to see their favourite politicians wiped out, a Pheu Thai politician said yesterday. The Constitution...

    Politics
  • July 18, 2015

    Charupong fails to report assets, may face court

    The National Anti-Corruption Commission has sent Charupong, who has been living in exile overseas since the coup, three letters over the past two months, informing him about his legal obligation to submit a financial statement with the agency. However, Charupong has yet to reply to the reminders...

    Politics
  • July 16, 2015

    Thai opposition 'Red Shirt' TV station to go back on air

    ... brother Thaksin was ousted in an earlier military coup, backed by the Bangkok-based royalist establishment. The capital-based elites despise the Shinawatras -- wildly popular in the north and northeast and whose parties have won every election since 2001 -- accusing them of poisoning politics with populism...

    Breakingnews
  • July 13, 2015

    Note of clarification from the North

    In fact, I'm one of the few letter-writers who don't play favourites and have been critical of every government in Thailand. But it was Songdej who recently wrote a letter disagreeing with Somsak Pola for simply saying it's ridiculous to blame all the problems of a country on just one man who hasn...

    Opinion
  • July 8, 2015

    Elitism is what crippled Thailand

    Of course the elitist Democrats believe all the millions of poor people who voted for Thaksin are "ignorant, dirty fools" who only imagine they were suffering before Thaksin became prime minister. And it's that elitist attitude we see in the letters sections of the English-language press that is...

    Opinion