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  • August 30, 2015

    Whatever its faults, the peace process must be given a chance

    ... in the public spotlight is strange and unprecedented. But this was Thailand's call. And no one seems to understand, not even the military, why the Yingluck Shinawatra government decided to go public with the initiative when so many questions lingered over the previous administration's peace talks - like who...

    Opinion
  • August 28, 2015

    Yingluck objects to prosecution's new witnesses, documents in rice-scheme case

    In a press release given to reporters by her lawyer, Yingluck said, "Based on the rule of law, the plaintiff has no right to add witnesses or documents out of the National Anti-Corruption Commission's submission. This is like taking advantage in the court case and is not fair to me. So, I would like to submit...

    Politics
  • August 27, 2015

    Sai Lor Fa commentators get 1-yr jail term

    ..., Thepthai Senpong, and Sirichok Sopa were guilty for their comments on the programme "Sai Lor Fa" broadcast on Blue Sky channel, which insulted Yingluck over her private meeting with the businessmen. They were also fined Bt50,000 each. Sirichok said after the ruling that he would appeal.

    Breakingnews
  • August 26, 2015

    Prayut irritated by attacks on charter draft as vote nears

    ... would result in a "dual state" administration.The NRC is scheduled to vote on the draft on September 6. Last week, former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the Pheu Thai Party also criticised the draft charter as undemocratic. Yingluck claimed it did not link up with the people and gave more power to unelected...

    Politics
  • August 26, 2015

    Prayut to visit Manila

    ...-in-chief of the Royal Thai Army, took over the reins of the Thai government after launching a coup against the government of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in May 2014. In August, the national legislature chose Prayut as the country's prime minister.

    Aec
  • August 22, 2015

    Thaksin's son doubles reward for hunt of suspect

    ... the military, backed by the middle class and elite. On the other, the rural and urban poor loyal to Thaksin, toppled in a 2006 coup, and his sister Yingluck who was forced out of office days before the current junta seized power last year. The ongoing political struggle has seen repeated rounds of deadly...

    Breakingnews
  • August 22, 2015

    Thai police investigating CCTV showing second suspicious bag drop

    ... class and elite. On the other, the rural and urban poor loyal to populist politician Thaksin Shinawatra, toppled in a 2006 coup, and his sister Yingluck who was forced out of office days before the current junta seized power last year. Thaksināš‚ s eldest son said he had more than doubled the reward...

    Breakingnews
  • August 19, 2015

    Democracy in Thailand is all talk

    The heading could have been "Thaksin complains through his clone". In general terms I have little disagreement with Yingluck Shinawatra's complaint. "Having a selected group [make a decision for the people] is not truly democracy." Meanwhile a group of Pheu Thai MPs filed a complaint with the Constitution Drafting...

    Opinion
  • August 19, 2015

    Give the bombers the last thing they expect

    ... political rift, figures on both sides of the divide have spoken out to denounce the act. Among them are former prime ministers Abhisit Vejjajiva, Yingluck Shinawatra and Thaksin Shinawatra, who tweeted that he "condemned with the strongest words" the persons behind the attack. The deadliest peacetime bombing...

    Opinion
  • August 18, 2015

    Thailand, Pakistan bid to finalise FTA in 2017

    ... the military-led government must lay down foundations to expand Thai exports. Back in 2013, Thailand's democratically elected prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, visited Pakistan and agreed with her counterpart to establish a joint trade committee to strengthen economic cooperation. The third meeting...

    Business