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  • September 2, 2015

    Asia doing "pretty well" despite China slowdown: IMF chief

    Lagardeโ s comments in Indonesia come as financial markets gyrate over concerns about the health of Chinaโ s economy -- the worldโ s second-largest -- and its effect emerging economies and their currencies. World stock markets plunged further this week as more evidence emerged of Chinaโ s economic...

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  • September 2, 2015

    Malaysian police to question ex-PM Mahathir over rally comments

    Mahathir, 90, who was Malaysiaโ s longest-serving prime minister, electrified crowds at the demonstrations by tens of thousands in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday by calling for a sustained public push to topple Najib. He also accused Najib of bribing politicians in the ruling party, the United Malays National...

    Breakingnews
  • September 2, 2015

    Somyot signs order to strip Thaksin of police rank

    Somyot said he signed the order and passed it on the PM's Secretariat on Monday after a police committee submitted a formal finding that Thaksin had to face the penalty. The committee recommended the police rank removal after Thaksin gave an interview to foreign media affecting a royal institution regarding to...

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  • September 2, 2015

    Somyot signs order to strip Thaksin of police rank

    Somyot said he signed the order and passed it on the PM's Secretariat on Monday after a police committee submitted a formal finding that Thaksin had to face the penalty. The committee recommended the police rank removal after Thaksin gave an interview to foreign media affecting a royal institution regarding to...

    Breakingnews
  • September 1, 2015

    Tokyo's Nikkei index falls more than 3.0ขn afternoon trade

    The Nikkei index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange dropped 606.34 points to 18,284.14 about half an hour before the close, while the Topix index of all first section shares fell 3.37 per cent, or 51.77 points, to 1,485.28.

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  • September 1, 2015

    Students allowed to choose how they spend shortened school days

    In response to a policy implemented by Education Minister Dapong Ratanasuwan, 3,500 schools under the supervision the Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) will significantly reduce the number of hours their primary and junior-secondary students spend in class from the second semester of this year...

    Breakingnews
  • September 1, 2015

    Malaysian police summon anti-PM protest organisers

    Several protest leaders were ordered to report to police and give statements on Wednesday, said Maria Chin Abdullah, chair of Bersih, the coalition of Malaysian NGOs and activist groups that staged the huge rally. "Itโ s an absolute waste of time. They want to intimidate us but they wonโ t succeed...

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  • September 1, 2015

    I alone will deal with Thaksin rank issue, says PM

    ... retired police office has filed a petition to the Administrative Court claiming that the Police Act, issued in 2014, used to pursue the stripping of Thaksin's police rank was unjustly used. Pol Colonel Banjob Sudjai, president of the Retired Police Club, was accompanied by his lawyer to file the petition...

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  • August 31, 2015

    Somkid was the right choice by Prayut

    ... things differently from the editorial on the appointment of Somkid Jatusripitak as our new economic czar. Somkid was first brought to politics by Thaksin Shinawatra but later on sidelined by the family and never regarded as a man of the inner circle. Somkid is a pragmatic man holding no blind loyalty towards...

    Opinion
  • August 31, 2015

    Krisda Mahanakorn case embodies our problems

    ... from the bank's loan-approval committee also got 18 years. A 12-year prison term was handed to 15 bank executives and borrowers. Charges against Thaksin Shinawatra, who was defendant No. 1 in the case, were deferred. The loan was supposedly for refinancing and land acquisition, but allegations abounded...

    Opinion