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  • October 24, 2014

    Calls for conflicting sides to join charter drafting

    ... National Reform Council (NRC) was put together, as many of the members are clearly opponents of the "old power clique" led by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Now the spotlight is on the 36-member Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC), especially since the NRC will nominate 20 members. Many political...

    Politics
  • October 24, 2014

    No need for reformers to declare assets

    ... proud to act selflessly and do something good for the country. What are their chances of enriching themselves through vote-buying from people like Thaksin or Suthep Maybe I am naive, but my simple mind tells me that the answer is zero. Songdej Praditsmanont

    Opinion
  • October 22, 2014

    Heat is being turned up on 'fortified' Prayut

    ... are rumours about a conflict with Privy Council chief Prem Tinsulanonda and conspiracy theories concerning "secret arrangements" between Prayut and Thaksin. But all that is just a prelude to the real "trial by fire", which has yet to come, though its gathering heat is making the man in the kitchen uncomfortable...

    Opinion
  • October 21, 2014

    Faith, fortune-telling and economic reality

    Myanmar is also famous for its fortune-tellers. Their supposed occult powers made headlines here when then-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra reportedly consulted a famous Burmese soothsayer. For believers, fortune-tellers can offer clues on how and when to act in order to increase personal prosperity. Yet...

    Opinion
  • October 21, 2014

    Yingluck off to see big brother Thaksin in Japan

    ... is expected to spend at least five days away before returning. She plans to take her son and his friends to Disneyland while there, a source said. Thaksin will meet Yingluck in Japan and both will fly in his private plane to India to carry out a merit-making ceremony from Friday to Sunday before returning...

    Politics
  • October 20, 2014

    Chalerm a secret anti-Thaksin weapon

    Chalerm Yoobamrung has broken his conspicuous silence since May 22 with gems that Thaksin is winning the political battle because of the coup. Wow, that is enlightening and clever. However, Chalerm's message fell flat in two of his statements. First, was his claim that the eternal victory would not happen...

    Opinion
  • October 20, 2014

    Yingluck off to see Thaksin in Japan

    .... She is expected to spend at least five days away before returning. She plans to take her son and his friends to Disneyland while there. Thaksin will meet Yingluck in Japan and both will fly in his personal plane to India to carry out a merit making ceremony from Friday to Sunday before returning to Thailand...

    Politics
  • October 19, 2014

    'More women lawmakers needed'

    ... draft a new charter that does not create more political conflict. He said the 2007 Charter focused on removing politicians under the wing of the Thaksin regime. He believed this was the root cause for the country plunging into several years of political divisions that ran deeply across the nation and...

    Politics
  • October 19, 2014

    Thaksin gained most from coup, Chalerm claims

    Chalerm said Thaksin and Pheu Thai reaped the most from the coup led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha because no corruption charges had been pressed against members of the ousted government led by Thaksin's sister Yingluck, a Pheu Thai source revealed yesterday. This was exacerbated by the fact that the military rulers...

    Politics
  • October 18, 2014

    Divided NLA postpones impeachment

    .... A source said other members don't want to create conflict and would rather promote reconciliation. However, NLA members who are anti-Thaksin ex-senators want impeachment to go ahead. NLA vice president Surachai Liengboonlertchai said after the meeting he expected the matter to be postponed...

    Politics