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  • September 16, 2014

    OAG is letting Yingluck off the hook

    ... of the Attorney-General seem at loggerheads about trivialities rather than issues of substance. While the former insists that ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra must be brought to court for losing the country more than Bt500 billion through her government's rice price-pledging scheme, the latter argues...

    Opinion
  • September 16, 2014

    All about rice: NACC can't afford to get it wrong again

    ... of twists, the latest concerning the decision by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to defer taking the case against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to court. During the anti-government protests, the scheme was frequently highlighted as an example of the party's policy corruption. The...

    Politics
  • September 15, 2014

    Tarit is a sad reflection of Thai bureaucracy

    ... told the public the truth. He could have leaked truthful information to the media. He could have openly defied either the Democrat government or the Yingluck administration, doing what his heart told him. He could have just said "Sack me. I didn't sign up for this". Tarit did none of those. We don't know...

    Opinion
  • September 14, 2014

    OAG decision puts focus on its lamentable record

    ... should look into the conduct of the Office of the Attorney General, in its decision not to proceed with the indictment of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for wrongful conduct in the rice scheme. In looks like the OAG has acted rashly. Thailand should look at the US for an example on how the...

    Opinion
  • September 14, 2014

    Queen's guards minding Prayuth's back

    ... and Foreign Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn, who is also the armed forces supreme commander. During the tenure of then-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the previous administration, the security service of the AFSC was rarely used. Yingluck's government preferred security from the Royal Thai Police's...

    Politics
  • September 14, 2014

    'Men in black sought millions to reveal name of mastermind'

    ... also a leader of the People's Democratic Reform Committee, which organised over six months of street protests against the previous government led by Yingluck Shinawatra. In a related development, police yesterday took the five suspected assailants during the 2010 unrest - four of them men and one woman...

    Politics
  • September 13, 2014

    Prayuth's first visit will be to Myanmar

    ... watched. Traditionally, they visit Laos first since it is an immediate neighbour of Thailand's and the two countries have many similarities. Yingluck Shinawatra, when she took office in 2011, chose Brunei as her first visit as the country was first in alphabetical order among Asean countries. Yingluck later visited...

    National
  • September 12, 2014

    Pheu Thai raises its head again

    ... and red-shirt leaders overseas and reportedly said: "We should wait until there is a new government before making political moves again." Yingluck, former PM and Thaksin's younger sister, has started posting messages on Facebook again, as have leaders of the leaders of the red-shirt United Front of Democracy...

    Politics
  • September 11, 2014

    Corruption, Yingluck and rice scheme

    ... a historic case that could have far-reaching consequences for the country. The NACC's investigation of the rice price-pledging scheme found that Yingluck was guilty of negligence in not halting the project despite various warnings from the NACC and National Audit Council. There was also corruption "every...

    Opinion
  • September 10, 2014

    Committee put together to close loopholes in Yingluck case

    ... (OAG) said last week that the case needed further investigation by a joint panel due to gaps in evidence. The NACC had requested the OAG to indict Yingluck for dereliction of duty for her alleged failure to stem corruption and state losses in the rice scheme. The NACC yesterday appointed Sansern to head...

    Politics