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  • July 3, 2015

    Thailand should forget its love affair with submarines

    ... government, which nurtured friendly ties with the top brass for politics' sake and made good use of the foundation laid down by her brother Thaksin, the now-fugitive former premier. But when the big bill for the subs was tabled amid dire financial circumstances, Yingluck balked at the final hurdle, and...

    Opinion
  • July 2, 2015

    Where is the proof

    But, even if that were true (and it isn't), that's not the reason they were arrested. They were arrested because it's illegal for more than five people to assemble for political purposes and to protest against the coup. Before questioning everyone else's motivation, Mr Wilcox should explain his motivation...

    Opinion
  • July 2, 2015

    NRC panel to propose granting pardon to non-criminal protesters

    ... pardon to protesters is part of the plan, he said, adding that it did not include blanket amnesty or granting pardon to people like former PM Thaksin Shinawatra. Under the plan, political rivals will also be invited to work together. Anek admitted that achieving reconciliation under the ongoing political...

    Politics
  • July 1, 2015

    America apologises - for doing the right thing

    I really don't have a problem with the embassy officially calling one of its Fourth of July party invitees an "anti-Thaksin activist". It's the subsequent "apology" that has been bothering me. Okay, you don't like Thaksin Shinawatra. Big deal. I mean, that's a really, really big deal. You should be proud about...

    Opinion
  • June 30, 2015

    Court win 'overwhelms' former Post journalist

    ... shocked by what happened to me that day,'' he said. He insisted that he was dismissed because of political interference. "A reporter during the Thaksin government testified in court that politics was behind my dismissal,'' he said. Nakhon Chompuchat, Sermsuk's lawyer, said that apart from the compensation...

    National
  • June 30, 2015

    Court verdicts put a high price on political protests

    ... yellow shirts, or the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) protesters, who occupied Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports in late 2008 to oust the Thaksin camp from government. Airports of Thailand took the group to court and the lower and Appeals courts ruled that the 13 accused should pay up to Bt600...

    Politics
  • June 30, 2015

    Remember prior crackdowns

    ... pales into insignificance when you recall the 84 men asphyxiated in the back of lorries at Tak Bai in 2003, or the 2,500 deaths of "drug dealers" in Thaksin Shinawatra's narcotics crackdown, or the massacre of men, women and children when bombs were thrown into the anti-Yingluck Shinawatra encampments prior...

    Opinion
  • June 29, 2015

    Pramote's embarrassment, a lesson for US embassy

    Dr Pramote, who was apparently offended by the letter, posted images of the envelope, together with the invite letter, on Facebook. He said the US embassy had committed a "misidentification" of him. He thereby declined the invitation. The US embassy came out in public to apologise for the error....

    Opinion
  • June 27, 2015

    Prayut not fussed about not being invited to US Embassy July 4 event

    ... an invitation but Murphy did not answer clearly. Murphy met with Pramote to apologise after the embassy wrote "Dr Pramote Nakornthab, Anti-Thaksin Activist" on his invitation for the Fourth of July celebrations, which will be held on July 2 at a Bangkok hotel.

    Politics
  • June 27, 2015

    Yingluck's total assets drop by Bt4.9 million

    Yingluck's assets total Bt612.3 million, but she owes Bt33 million to her brother, former premier Thaksin. Her total net assets were listed at Bt579.3 million, including cash, bank deposits, investments, land plots, 36 buildings, nine vehicles, jewellery and other luxury items, the National Anti-Corruption...

    Politics