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  • September 20, 2014

    And where was the logic before the coup

    Journalist Pravit Rojananaphruk recalls General Prayuth Chan-ocha telling the media during one of the Thaksin proxy regimes that staging a coup would solve no problems. Pravit claims that logic evaporated with the May 22 coup. I think many of us Nation readers wonder what logic he's talking about. Murdering...

    Opinion
  • September 18, 2014

    Want to know what's really going on Try Stephff

    ... the standards of Stephff himself. If you come to Bangkok, you should seek out The Nation just to see what Stephff is up to. The accusation against Thaksin Shinawatra and the red shirts is direct. Paul Scott

    Opinion
  • September 18, 2014

    Airport Rail Link a model of failure

    ... now looming, management has been keen to charge its predecessors with neglecting much-needed maintenance. But the fact is that, from the time the Thaksin administration signed the first contracts in 2005 to its official opening in 2014, no one seems to have had any sensible plans for this infrastructure project...

    Opinion
  • September 17, 2014

    Thaksin exclusion 'not intentional'

    EDUCATION authorities yesterday dismissed a report that former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was intentionally deleted from high-school history textbooks, claiming that international media had misquoted an official. "I think the editor may have cut it out," the official said. The New York Times...

    National
  • September 17, 2014

    Planning to pay Thaksin a visit

    Less than four months after the military coup that toppled Yingluck Shinawatra, her big brother Thaksin is back in the limelight again. Was this a wise move Thaksin doesn't seem to care what people think of him. Nevertheless, his Thai supporters who are planning to visit him overseas should not forget the...

    Opinion
  • September 16, 2014

    All about rice: NACC can't afford to get it wrong again

    ... at TDRI, issued a statement to clarify that the particular research covering the rice-pledging scheme for the 2005/2006 harvest year under the Thaksin era. As such, it should not be used to back the NACC's case against Yingluck. "Academic research is not about finding wrongdoers, which is the duty of...

    Politics
  • September 15, 2014

    The Prayuth government's strategic dilemmas

    ... the divide between Muslim and non-Muslim next door. Prayuth must be candid with Najib, stressing that he makes all the decisions, not the fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra. As the incoming Asean chair, Malaysia will usher the beginning of the Asean Community. Both Thailand and Malaysia can make their common...

    Opinion
  • September 12, 2014

    Pheu Thai raises its head again

    ... who did say something were either summoned or received warnings from the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is widely believed to be controlling Pheu Thai from behind the scenes, obviously didn't want any politician from his party to get in the NCPO...

    Politics
  • September 10, 2014

    Royal model woven into govt policy

    ... strategy into all the policies, he said. The royal strategy has three principles: understand, reach out and develop. The King granted these to the Thaksin Shinawatra government to use for conflict resolution in the deep South. The sufficiency philosophy emphasises rational and social protection, he said. ...

    Politics
  • September 6, 2014

    Governor wins EC poll case

    ... last year. Suthep alleged that if Pongsapat were to be elected, Bangkok would get a "puppet governor" with connections to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and the red shirts. He reminded Bangkok voters of the political unrest in 2010, which saw arson attacks and riots in the capital following...

    Politics