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  • May 25, 2015

    Many things wrong about the way Thaksin thinks

    That is wrongful thinking. In fact, there are many wrongful things about Thaksin's thinking that need to be brought out in the open. First, great leaders, past and present, are not the dividing factor of their own countries. Second, a good government does not use, or allow the use of, weapons to harm...

    Opinion
  • May 23, 2015

    Plight of boat people is talk of the town

    ... oil smugglers and lottery still remain the same. Besides hard issues, many Thai social media users yesterday shared pictures of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra with his baby granddaughters, who he reportedly met for the first time in Singapore.

    Politics
  • May 22, 2015

    Thaksin wants strong support base before contemplating return home

    Speaking to Chosun Ilbo in Seoul, Thaksin said he wanted to tell his red-shirt supporters who were calling for his return to "wait patiently until our voice gains strength". But he insisted that "violence is not the answer". In 2010, street protests in Bangkok by Thaksin's supporters led to unrest and riots. More...

    Politics
  • May 21, 2015

    Political parties run by the people, not patriarchs

    ... will step down as leader. Abhisit said he had no interest in being opposition leader for a fourth time. A few days later, former premier Thaksin Shinawatra told Reuters there was no plan for his son Panthongtae to lead the Pheu Thai Party, whose government was ousted by a military coup in May last...

    Opinion
  • May 20, 2015

    A matter of justice and faith

    ... into the abyss from such a height is a rare thing in Thai political history. The sorry fact is that it wasn't totally her fault. Had her brother Thaksin been able to resist meddling in Thai affairs and using his sister as a surrogate, Yingluck would probably still be in office today. Be that as it may...

    Opinion
  • May 20, 2015

    Politics taking on a LIFE OF ITS OWN

    ... decides not to run What if she says "Put me in jail if |you dare" That's not a far-fetched scenario, scary as it seems. Meanwhile in Seoul, Thaksin called for good governance of entrepreneurial technology based businesses to boost Thais' quality of life. The speech in South Korea was closely watched...

    Opinion
  • May 20, 2015

    No plan to mobilise red shirts: Thaksin

    Thaksin, who lives abroad to avoid a jail sentence handed down for graft in 2008, has rarely spoken about politics since the military toppled the remnants of the government led by his sister Yingluck a year ago. Yingluck was removed from office days before the army staged a coup after months of protests...

    Politics
  • May 19, 2015

    Exercise hard and eat well for maximum muscle building

    These are places for socialising, as well as for urban people to spend more time on indoor exercise and body training courses. Thai men are increasingly participating in weight training programmes to build muscle mass in their quest for the perfect masculine body as well as to perform better in sports...

    Life
  • May 19, 2015

    DOG meets dog

    When Django went missing, the dog's concerned German owners were able to rely on a German shepherd named Feline to track down their beloved pet. Feline is an unusual name for a dog (it means catlike). But then Feline is a most unusual dog, specially trained by her owner, Mandy van den Borg, to track...

    Life
  • May 19, 2015

    Red stronghold in Pathum Thani unchanged

    ... in the area. However, their red shirts carry no messages that will implicate them politically. "We can't wear messages supporting [ex-PMs] Thaksin [Shinawatra] or Yingluck. Our rights are being curtailed," lamented Rattatiya, adding that even the signals of a radio station run by a pro-red-shirt Buddhist...

    Politics