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  • July 4, 2015

    NACC denies antagonism toward Yingluck regime

    ... filed a complaint with a Nonthaburi court accusing the NACC subcommittee in charge of the investigation of being antagonistic to him and the Yingluck administration. Vicha said Anudith's action probably would not hamper the NACC's work because the agency had asked the Office of the Attorney General to handle...

  • July 3, 2015

    Thailand should forget its love affair with submarines

    ... all - a massive Bt36 billion, with tremendous maintenance and operational costs to follow. The Navy came close to getting its submarines during the Yingluck Shinawatra government, which nurtured friendly ties with the top brass for politics' sake and made good use of the foundation laid down by her brother...

  • June 30, 2015

    Court gives Yingluck until August 31 to submit testimony

    Yingluck submitted a request to the court, seeking extension of the date for the submission of her written testimony. The court has set August 31 as the new date, after twice adjourning it from July 21 and July 28. The court has commenced a trial against former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom and...

  • June 30, 2015

    Court verdicts put a high price on political protests

    ... acquitted. Another political rally group, the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), could face similar verdicts. Formed after the Yingluck government and Pheu Thai had passed the controversial amnesty bill in October 2013, the PDRC campaigned to annul the bill and oust her government. Led...

  • June 30, 2015

    Remember prior crackdowns

    ... of "drug dealers" in Thaksin Shinawatra's narcotics crackdown, or the massacre of men, women and children when bombs were thrown into the anti-Yingluck Shinawatra encampments prior to the May 2014 coup. All these atrocities occurred under elected governments. Still, as Eric well knows, today's news is tomorrow...

  • June 29, 2015

    The benefits of state spending must go to all students

    ... free textbooks. They are determined to go ahead with populist initiatives they come up with, but pay less attention to other vital aspects. The Yingluck Shinawatra government went ahead with its election policy to hand out one tablet per child no matter what. But it did not seem as determined when it talked...

  • June 27, 2015

    Yingluck's total assets drop by Bt4.9 million

    Yingluck's assets total Bt612.3 million, but she owes Bt33 million to her brother, former premier Thaksin. Her total net assets were listed at Bt579.3 million, including cash, bank deposits, investments, land plots, 36 buildings, nine vehicles, jewellery and other luxury items, the National Anti-Corruption Commission...

  • June 26, 2015

    Thailand's human rights record a significant setback : US

    ... Peace and Order (NCPO) and led by General Prayut Chan-Ocha, overthrew the interim government led by the Puea Thai political party. Puea Thai, led by Yingluck Shinawatra, had governed since 2011 following National Assembly lower house elections that were generally viewed as free and fair. The military-led NCPO...

  • June 25, 2015

    Yingluck promises coffee drinking with her 4th million Facebook fan

    The post has been liked by over 109,000 times in just one hour. At press time, the former prime minister's fan page has over 3.993 million fans.

  • June 24, 2015

    Without aid for seniors, we're heading for CATASTROPHE

    ... called realistic, given the cost of living. It ranges from a scandalous Bt600 a month to a paltry Bt1,000. We were somewhat heartened when the Yingluck Shinawatra government announced a new beneficial scheme, the National Savings Fund (NSF), the country's first retirement-savings plan, only to be let down...