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  • October 31, 2014

    Pheu Thai's decision to push through the amnesty bill was a mistake: Weng

    He explained that it was at that moment that the anti-Thaksin Shinawatra forces managed to gain the critical mass to become a force to be reckoned with. "It was like letting the genie out of the oil lamp - it went looking for a flying carpet, which took the form of the coup," he said, referring to the...

    Politics
  • October 31, 2014

    A year later ... was it worth it

    ... Thailand's most effective "whistle blowers" unfurl their banner of revolt after a controversial amnesty bill aimed at favouring fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra was passed by the lower House just before dawn. The rally against the then government's supposedly illegitimate act ignited public attention...

    Politics
  • October 31, 2014

    Fourth estate, or fifth column

    ... on us. Some writers seem to want to prove this country has no faith, and would even appear to wish take Thailand back to the democracy of the Thaksin fiefdom. Take for example Wednesday's Burning Issue column by Supalak Ganjanakhundee which blandly informs us that "Reform in Thailand will lead the country...

    Opinion
  • October 30, 2014

    Jade trade grinds to halt over battles for Kachin mines

    Private jade miners in Hpakant received the green light to resume operations in September 1, after the Union government suspended mining in the area for two years, trade at the market was beginning to resume, merchants said. Clashes between the KIA and Tatmadaw earlier this month put an end to...

    Aec
  • October 30, 2014

    Ambitious plans, but Thailand's new economic czar is unfazed

    ... the two unelected governments led by Anand Panyarachun and General Suchinda Kraprayoon. After the military toppled then prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in 2006, Pridiyathorn was similarly picked as minister for finance. It was under his watch that the government imposed capital controls...

    Business
  • October 29, 2014

    ICT Ministry moots state satellite

    ... ICT permanent secretary to speed up unsettled legal issues of satellite operator Thaicom in connection with the 2010 asset-seizure case of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra. The ICT Ministry has already set up a committee under the Public-Private Joint Venture Act to handle the issue.

    Business
  • October 27, 2014

    Key vote on 'outsiders' in CDC today

    ... idea, and its pros and cons. The NRC is due to select all 20 people as drafters under its quota tomorrow at the earliest. Meanwhile, pro and anti-Thaksin movements insisted yesterday that they won't be among the charter drafters but would observe the process closely. United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship...

    Politics
  • October 27, 2014

    Chalerm's 'insight' may be blind loyalty

    ... Chalerm Yoobamrung, resurfacing to deny rumours about his death or grave illness, stated that every time the military asserts its might politically, Thaksin Shinawatra benefits. Love Chalerm or hate him, many will have to agree, to a certain extent at least. Almost at the same time in Italy, Prayut tried...

    Opinion
  • October 26, 2014

    Sorry, NRC members could be tempted by 'inducements'

    ... National Reform Council members, Songdej Praditsmanont asked, "What are their chances of enriching themselves through vote-buying from people like Thaksin or Suthep " "Zero", he said. Dear Songdej, the NRC members control the future of political parties. They could push for a constitution that benefits...

    Opinion
  • October 26, 2014

    Thaksin, Yingluck visit Beijing

    They visited a horse farm and Yingluck and her son would stay in China for a while before returning to Thailand early November. The Nation

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