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  • April 20, 2015

    Boonsong faces trial on June 29

    All nine judges who were selected by the Supreme Court last month to read the case on April 9 agreed unanimously to accept it for trial after the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG), as the prosecutor, filed a suit against Boonsong and the 20 others, said Thanarerk Nitisenee, president of the Supreme...

    Politics
  • April 18, 2015

    Activist defends rice venture as 'just making a living'

    ... repercussion," said Sombat, in reference to the comparison between his venture to the controversial rice-pledging scheme under the previous Yingluck Shinawatra administration. Sombat said instead of trying to prevent him from engaging in fair trade, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and the...

    Politics
  • April 16, 2015

    Ex-MPs 'involved' in bomb blast

    ... military coup in 2006. Last year, the National Council for Peace and Order staged another coup, which removed the government formed by his sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, at the height of a political crisis. At the time, the PDRC staged massive rallies against her government. Pracha Prasopdee, a former deputy...

    National
  • April 16, 2015

    New charter does not address root cause of national conflict: Abhisit

    ..., the blanket amnesty bill would have gone through," he said. That amnesty bill was the cause of the political protest campaign against Yingluck Shinawatra's government, which eventually resulted in the May 22 military takeover. Moreover, Abhisit said, this charter has set up excessive scrutiny measures...

    Politics
  • April 15, 2015

    Obama announces new US ambassador

    ... but kept the US position on Thai political developments. Despite a strong reaction to the May 22 coup that toppled the elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra, Washington has maintained that general relations with Thailand have been normal. Delay related to procedure After the coup, Washington...

    Politics
  • April 14, 2015

    Premiers past and present offer Songkran wishes

    ... also adhere to the principles of democracy. Our country will be happy and peaceful," Chuan said in his home town of Trang. Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra also extended her good wishes. "On this occasion of Songkran, the Thai New Year, I would like to give blessings for all my Thai brothers...

    Politics
  • April 11, 2015

    Democrat threatens to sue Seehanat

    .... Atavit also claimed that AMLO had revived the case against his mother after his party launched a censure debate against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Meanwhile, Seehanat said AMLO had resolved to confiscate some Bt31.7 million in assets in relation to the embezzlement scandal involving...

    Politics
  • April 11, 2015

    Red shirts pressured into cancelling 2010 ceremony

    Members of the movement loyal to ousted premiers, Yingluck and Thaksin Shinawatra, had planned a Buddhist service yesterday for scores of red-shirt supporters who died during the crackdown on their months-long protest in the capital. However, on Thursday, co-leader Jatuporn Prompan said the ceremony had...

    Politics
  • April 11, 2015

    Wage debate ignores obscene incomes

    ... how good the economy will be doing and how "attractive" a country is to foreign investors. Whenever workers want more, there's an outcry. When the Yingluck administration sought to fulfil its election campaign pledge of a Bt300 daily minimum wage, critics rounded on it. Now, it's the interim Prayut government...

    Opinion
  • April 11, 2015

    Coup became inevitable

    ... courts to deal with political wrongdoers, I think Somsak knows better than to ask that question. The main reason for the May 22 coup was that when Yingluck Shinawatra was faced with a political deadlock and escalating street violence, she refused to take responsibility by resigning. With the country at...

    Opinion