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  • April 12, 2014

    Not even Prem has the magic touch

    ...'s distressing that Privy Council president and respected statesman Gen Prem Tinsulanonda says not even he would be able to find middle ground between PM Yingluck and anti-government-protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban. It shows that, unlike in previous times of crisis, this time there is no magic formula to bring peace to the conflict. During the Black May violence of 1992, the leaders of the opposing forces...

    Opinion
  • April 12, 2014

    PM misses Prem meeting

    ... would be significant for political developments in the Kingdom. Good ties At an Army event on Thursday, Prem said he would not be able to mediate negotiations between Yingluck and Suthep Thaugsuban, leader of the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee. Prem said the two sides would not listen to him. Usually the defence minister leads the commanders to pay respect to Prem to show that...

    National
  • April 12, 2014

    Health officials ask Suthep for reform in sector and an embrace

    Public health permanent secretary Dr Narong Sahametapat and his deputy Dr Wachira Pengjuntr welcomed PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban and thousands of anti-government protesters who visited the ministry to ask officials to side with them. Narong also gave a warm hug to Suthep before hundreds of officials blowing whistles and waving small national flags at the ministry's secretariat building. Suthep gave a gold whistle...

    Politics
  • April 11, 2014

    Suthep should beware of full moons

    Suthep Thaugsuban has appointed 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...

    Opinion
  • April 11, 2014

    Thais must resist being dragged into the escalating war of words

    ... The two cases are so significant that government supporters led by Jatuporn Promphan, chairman of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, have challenged anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban to mobilise as many protesters as he can at the court to hear the verdict. Whichever camp comes up with fewer protesters must accept defeat, Jatuporn said. Both political camps have decided to define...

    Politics
  • April 11, 2014

    Police to seek arrest warrant for key red shirt

    .... Meanwhile, a group of people calling themselves Citizens Who Love the Country, Religion, King and Democracy filed a complaint with the police chief, asking him to take legal action against Suthep Thaugsuban, leader of the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee. In its complaint filed with Adul, the group accused Suthep of sedition and seeking to gain political power through unconstitutional means. The...

    Politics
  • April 11, 2014

    Four years since 2010 crackdown

    ... in the clash with red-shirt supporters at Khok Wua Intersection on Rajdamnoen Road on April 10, 2010. Five soldiers were killed in the clash, including Colonel Romklao. PDRC secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban said that over the past four years, soldiers had been doing their best to maintain democracy and protect Thais, yet they kept getting hurt.

    Politics
  • April 11, 2014

    I can't broker talks: Prem

    ...," said Prem, after chairing a ceremony at the Army Club where he also made a speech calling for unity among Thai people. Asked if he could make Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban enter negotiations because of his stature and the respect he commands, as they don't seem inclined to hold talks, Prem said: "I am no exception." The government and the PDRC are at odds on how to achieve...

    Politics
  • April 11, 2014

    Suthep warmly welcomed by Public Health officials

    Suthep led a motorcade of protesters from the Lumpini Park to he Public Health Ministry. When Suthep and protesters arrived, many public health officials cheered him and handed out cash donations to Suthep. Mna y posted for photos with Suthep. Suthep spent more than 30 minutes to greet the public health ofifcials. When Suthep went inside the building to the second floor, he was welcomed by Public Health Permanent Secretary...

    Breakingnews
  • April 11, 2014

    Suthep warmly welcomed by Public Health officials

    Suthep led a motorcade of protesters from Lumpini Park to the Ministry. Cheers greeted Suthep and protesters on their arrival, with many public health officials handing cash donations to Suthep. Several also posed for photos with Suthep, who spent more than 30 minutes talking with staff outside the building. Stepping inside the ministry, Suthep was welcomed by Public Health Permanent Secretary Narong Sahamethapat. The...

    Politics