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  • August 5, 2015

    Suthep's back. What's next

    ...'s largest-ever political rally, though that may have been forgotten by many of his Western critics. He entered the monkhood after Prayut ousted the Yingluck administration in a coup but has now returned to action as a layman. Conspiracy theorists say the coup was simply a case of Suthep passing the torch to...

    Opinion
  • August 4, 2015

    Heavy payouts for dead cyclists' families

    The crash made headlines, prompting authorities to review bicyclist-safety measures. The victims were riding their bicycles with friends in Chiang Mai province when a drunken university student ploughed her car into their group at 6 am on May 3. The accident killed three cyclists and and injured...

    Breakingnews
  • August 3, 2015

    Is the stage being set for Sudarat's return

    ... made her the heir apparent of Thaksin Shinawatra, who has seen the political fortunes of his close family members take a turn for the worse. Yingluck Shinawatra has already been impeached by the military-appointed legislature and is facing a court trial over the controversial rice-pledging scheme. Already,...

    Opinion
  • July 29, 2015

    Will tough anti-graft action work for or against us

    ... has begun ticking, so to speak. Critics who feel Article 111 is biased say it will definitely rule out a return to politics for Thaksin. As for Yingluck, who was recently impeached by the post-coup interim legislature, she will be banned for life, too, and most controversy will be focused on her. Argument...

    Opinion
  • July 29, 2015

    A goodwill gesture brutally batted aside by insurgents

    ... repercussions. In fact, both Malaysian and Thai officials failed to see the consequences of arresting the Pulo leaders until then-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra decided she wanted to talk peace. Sama-ae said recently he never thought he would be arrested by the Thai authorities as he had...

    Opinion
  • July 29, 2015

    Suthep leaves monkhood, vows to never seek amnesty

    ... yesterday, is planning to speak to the media tomorrow. The political veteran had led anti-government protests for several months against the Yingluck Shinawatra government that led to a military coup in May last year. Chatchalerm said he would send officials to monitor Suthep's press conference. Suthep...

    Politics
  • July 29, 2015

    Political unrest victims seek quick action

    ... those affected by either the 2010 or 2013-14 political unrest. "That can be quite tough, as compensation approved by the former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government could be determined as breaching bureaucratic procedures. That's why I would like to request the government to use its power wisely...

    Politics
  • July 28, 2015

    Suthep will focus on nation after he leaves the monkhood

    ..., I would not accept any post," he said. The former Democrat heavyweight led the 203-day anti-government protest against the government of Yingluck Shinawatra that finally led to the May 22 military coup. Akanat said Suthep would continue a reform plan he had insisted upon since his leadership of the...

    Politics
  • July 28, 2015

    NCPO tells Suthep to steer clear of politics

    ... Surat Thani, is planning to speak to the media about his future plans. The political veteran had for months led anti-government protests against the Yingluck government that led to a military coup in May last year. Chatchalerm said he would send officials to monitor Suthep's press conference. Suthep has...

    Breakingnews
  • July 27, 2015

    BizBuzz

    ... of the Plaza Athenee Hotel. Among the top executives attending the recent seminar was Chadchart Sittipunt, the former transport minister in the Yingluck Shinawatra government. Chadchart is currently serving as the chief executive of Quality Houses. Interestingly, Chadchart left the seminar almost immediately...

    Business