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  • July 30, 2015

    Somkid 'hasn't rejected Cabinet seat'

    ... I think it's a source from a coffee council of the media. Don't pay attention to it," Prayut said. When asked to comment on reports that ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra had offered to work as an economic adviser for the government, Prayut replied: "Thaksin who I have forgotten this name", before walking away. ...

  • July 29, 2015

    Will tough anti-graft action work for or against us

    .... The bomb has begun ticking, so to speak. Critics who feel Article 111 is biased say it will definitely rule out a return to politics for Thaksin. As for Yingluck, who was recently impeached by the post-coup interim legislature, she will be banned for life, too, and most controversy will be focused on...

  • July 29, 2015

    Somkid rejects Cabinet seat on health reasons: source

    ... he would change his Cabinet line-up when his government turns one-year-old in September. It has been speculated that Somkid, economic czar of the Thaksin government, would be brought into the Cabinet because the interim charter has been amended to allow politicians who used to be banned because of party...

  • July 29, 2015

    Prayut denies Somkid rejects Cabinet seat

    ... source from a coffee council of the media. Don't pay attention to it," Prayut said. When asked to comment on reports that former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra offered to work as an economic advisor for the government, Prayut replied: "Thaksin who I have forgotten this name." The prime minister then walked...

  • July 28, 2015

    Cabinet reshuffle coming soon, PM finally concedes

    ... might join the Cabinet. Somkid, a co-founder of the now-defunct Thai Rak Thai Party, served as finance minister in the government led by Thaksin Shinawatra. When asked if Somkid, who is now an economic adviser to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), is among the ministerial candidates, the...

  • July 27, 2015

    Yingluck sends birthday best to Thaksin, 66

    Ex-pm Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday posted a message and pictures on her Facebook page and Instagram to wish her brother ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra on his birthday. "On the occasion of your 66th birthday today, I wish you robust health, high spirits and are loved by everyone forever. I would love to have...

  • July 26, 2015

    Release of ex-Pulo leader after many years in jail seen as a positive sign

    ... while in jail, he had not stopped thinking of ways to bring peace back to the deep South. When violence in the region escalated under then-PM Thaksin Shinawatra's hawkish policies, Hajisama-ae wrote to him suggesting the start of peace talks. Thaksin accepted his proposal and sent government delegations to hold...

  • July 25, 2015

    Right or wrong, it's a matter of opinion

    Even some of the harshest critics of Thaksin Shinawatra admit he did some good things to help people. So those people believe from the bottom of their hearts that Thaksin served the best interests of Thailand. Whether they are right or wrong in their assumptions is a matter of opinion. Just as it's a matter of opinion...

  • July 25, 2015

    Two Pheu Thai politicians get a year in jail for libel

    ...' friends and relatives were in the courtroom for moral support, and when Pichit Chuenban - a party member and former legal adviser to ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra - hugged Prompong, the latter was heard saying "it's OK, I'm still fine". Prompong and Kiart-udom were later escorted out of the courtroom by corrections...

  • July 24, 2015

    Ex-minister calls on court to lift travel prohibition

    ...-o-cha, and was told to seek permission again after September 18. Wattana went on to say that he had no plans to participate in former premier Thaksin Shinawatra's birthday celebrations on July 26, adding that he was not asking for an urgent hearing but an injunction on the order. The court has yet to...