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  • March 26, 2015

    Prayut may get smile from Thaksin at Lee funeral

    ... was speaking yesterday at the Singaporean Embassy in Bangkok after signing a book of condolences for Lee. He was joined by former prime ministers Yingluck Shinawatra and Somchai Wongsawat. Lee, the founding father of Singapore and also the father of current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, died on Monday...

    Politics
  • March 26, 2015

    Nine judges selected to hear G2G rice case

    Some of the judges will also hear a separate case against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is accused of negligence in her role in the corruption-plagued rice scheme implemented by her government. The nine judges selected are Thanarerk Nitisenee, president of the Supreme Court's Criminal Division...

    Politics
  • March 26, 2015

    Take your pick of dictators

    .... Notably, these very same people stayed silent when political rallies came under grenade attack last year and the attackers went free while Yingluck Shinawatra was leader. It is only now, as Prayut starts to haul in the grenade throwers, that they are stepping forward. One journalist responded to the...

    Opinion
  • March 26, 2015

    Stop scapegoating the Shinawatras; Thailand's problems go much deeper

    ... the rich and powerful of this country acknowledge that fact and make a sincere effort to correct it, it will go on and on as it has in the past, Yingluck or no Yingluck. John Arnone Yasothon

    Opinion
  • March 25, 2015

    The poor still being kicked around as a political football

    John Arnone wrote: "Thais can write such propaganda in Thai-language newspapers [about the Shinawatras], but when you try to convince foreigners who have been here for years in English-language newspapers, I'm afraid you are going to get called on it." My answer is: I don't care. I will go on with...

    Opinion
  • March 25, 2015

    EC rejects cases against Yingluck, Democrats

    ... of investigation and arbitration, told a press conference yesterday that the EC had resolved to drop the two complaints. The first charged Yingluck with violating both the election law and the Constitution by visiting the two regions after a snap election was called for February 2014. The EC found no evidence...

    Politics
  • March 25, 2015

    Welcome to the reform merry-go-round

    ... certainly acknowledge this. In stressing the need for a referendum, Abhisit noted that there was a Constitutional Court guideline reminding the Yingluck administration that it should consult the public before changing the 2007 charter, which the Thai people had approved through a referendum. Since what...

    Opinion
  • March 25, 2015

    Thaksin may greet Prayut with smile

    ... Surapong was speaking Wednesday at the Singapore Embassy in Bangkok after signing the book of condolences for Lee. He was joined by former premiers Yingluck Shinawatra and Somchai Wongsawat.

    Politics
  • March 25, 2015

    Panel of judges formed to try Boonsong

    Some of the judges will also hear a separate case against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is accused of negligence in her role in the corruptionplagued rice scheme implemented by her government. The nine judges selected are Thanarerk Nitisenee, president of the Supreme Court's Criminal Division...

    Politics
  • March 25, 2015

    Panel of judges formed to try Boonsong

    Some of the judges will also hear a separate case against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is accused of negligence in her role in the corruptionplagued rice scheme implemented by her government. The Nation

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