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  • January 31, 2015

    Prayut seeks time to make Kingdom stronger, rejects outside assistance

    ... of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, called |for the lifting of martial law |and described the impeachment |of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra as "politically driven". Prayut said last year's coup was staged with the goal of ending political violence that had led to many deaths and injuries...

    Politics
  • January 31, 2015

    Junta vows crackdown on provocateurs

    ... for Peace and Order (NCPO), which seized power in May last year. At least five people - four former ministers, a red-shirt leader and ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra's lawyer - were ordered to report over the past week. Nuttawut Saikuar, a key leader of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship...

    Politics
  • January 30, 2015

    Equal in the eyes of martial law

    Meanwhile, former PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban, now a monk called Phra Suthep, addresses large crowds at his temple on overtly political issues. And last week a 60-strong crowd rallied outside the New Zealand Embassy demanding the extradition to Thailand of a man accused of breaching the lese majeste...

    Opinion
  • January 30, 2015

    The Ugly American is alive and kicking

    ..., assistant secretary of the US State Department for East Asia. Russel questioned whether there had been political motives behind the move to oust Yingluck Shinawatra and the subsequent vote at the National Legislative Assembly to impeach her retroactively and indict her over the rice-pledging scandal. The US...

    Opinion
  • January 30, 2015

    Now, NLA panel to summon US envoy

    ... to a remark by Daniel Russel, the US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, that the impeachment of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra could be politically motivated. Russel had also called for the lifting of martial law. The visiting US official made his comments in a speech...

    Politics
  • January 30, 2015

    Pheu Thai gets a dose of 'attitude adjustment'

    ... Daniel Russel, the US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, on Monday. Surapong had accompanied former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to the meeting and later told Russel that Yingluck's political fate would be no different from that of her brother Thaksin. He also said the introduction...

    Politics
  • January 30, 2015

    NCPO urged to reconsider decision on media forum

    ..., which is part of a growing clampdown on freedom of expression. The ban came as two former ministers from the ousted government of ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra were summoned by the military, which is escalating its campaign to crush dissent since seizing power last May. "It's true, sadly. We were initially...

    Politics
  • January 30, 2015

    Prayut seeks time to make Kingdom stronger, rejects outside assistance

    ... of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, called |for the lifting of martial law |and described the impeachment |of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra as "politically driven".

    Politics
  • January 29, 2015

    Blame the brother

    ..., while three-fingered salutes are brought to book. That the amnesty bill was voted through on "the chief's" orders is in the public domain. Even Yingluck says she did not support it, and seems to be getting away with that. The "democracy" that Daniel Russel craves was remarkably absent from that event....

    Opinion
  • January 29, 2015

    NHRC wants protesters to be compensated

    ... and other laws. The government must provide assistance and rehabilitation to all those who have suffered losses.'' The report also said that the Yingluck government's move to push for an amnesty bill to whitewash former PM Thaksin Shinawatra's wrongdoings sparked the protests in July 2013. Yingluck's government...

    Politics