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  • 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...

  • October 7, 2014

    Rule of law versus political revenge

    Enforcement of the law has to be done in good faith, and not for political revenge. The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has an obligation to answer a key basic question of legitimacy before proceeding with the impeachment of politicians of the previous regime. The NLA's action in this matter will...

  • September 26, 2014

    War cries of people like Jakrapob get us no nearer to peace

    Jakrapob has changed much since entering politics, joining Thaksin Shinawatra's Thai Rak Thai party in 2003. He went from being a well-mannered university man to a rambunctious and bellicose politician. He has become one of Thaksin's most loyal servants. He attacks anyone, high or low, who questions...

  • September 24, 2014

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    ... he has not done. Worse still, this camp is obsessed with conspiracy theories, and their suspicion that he has made some sort of arrangement with the Shinawatras is getting stronger with each passing day. Reform ideas advocated by Prayut will be seen as part of a "secret deal" and deemed "too soft". The "left...

  • September 23, 2014

    Panel to screen all impeachment cases to be set up

    He added that the ad hoc committee that considered the draft regulations on NLA's meeting procedures had agreed with the proposal to set up a committee to screen impeachment cases. The NLA is scheduled to meet on Thursday and Friday to scrutinise the impeachment issue and will deliberate on the second...

  • September 21, 2014

    Abhisit enjoys a surge in popularity: Bangkok poll

    The poll showed Abhisit's popularity had increased by 5.6 per cent - from 18.4 in March to 24 now. Yingluck's popularity had plunged by 4.5 per cent - from 22.3 per cent to 18.4 per cent. Most people want the Prayuth government to complete its mission in all areas, even if it takes more than a year...

  • September 10, 2014

    OAG decision on rice-scheme case may prove to be fair

    There have been questions that maybe the OAG does not want to prosecute Yingluck, though by law the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is in its right to take the case to court. Many political observers, however, agree with the OAG's decision as it has revealed some flaws in the case file...

  • August 31, 2014

    It's a major milestone for Teerasil and also Thai football

    When it was revealed in February that Thai Premier League club Muangthong United and Almeria had reached an agreement over Teerasil's loan move to Spain for one year, there seemed doubts whether it would make any sporting sense.With all due respects to the national striker's ability, the move to La Liga...

  • August 27, 2014

    Rift over energy reform

    Energy reform, an important task that has been mired in political conflict for a long time, is still causing rifts as two pro-junta groups remain deeply divided in their approaches to tackling the matter. On the one hand, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), in opting for a member of...