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  • July 28, 2014

    Road ahead for the junta is set to get bumpier

    ... the Thai people are taking their trip back home - to biting realities. The declaration of an interim charter, the prosecution of ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the imminent formation of an interim Cabinet, Parliament and a constitution-drafting committee are seriously testing the awkward relationship...

    Opinion
  • July 28, 2014

    Thaksin's Parisian birthday wish card goes viral

    The card, which included a picture of Thaksin posing with his younger sister, former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, has gone viral on social media. Thaksin celebrated his birthday with close family members in Paris on Saturday.

    Politics
  • July 28, 2014

    Army chief is hard-working, decisive, na ja

    ..." show. The programme is very similar to programmes recent Thai prime ministers hosted during their time in office. Before she lost the top job, Yingluck Shinawatra talked to Thais via the "PM Yingluck Meets the People" programme. By hosting a weekly programme, Prayuth is clearly deter mined to pursue the goals...

    Politics
  • July 27, 2014

    Backers mark Thaksin's birthday

    ... admirers and red shirts who work at the department store held a merit-making ceremony and put up a big picture of Thaksin and former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to celebrate Thaksin's birthday yesterday. But at 1.30pm, he said military men ordered them to remove the picture and stopped the celebration...

    Politics
  • July 26, 2014

    Legal expert wonders if Yingluck, former ministers will avoid impeachment

    ... does not say anything about the ongoing impeachment process or investigation into cases continuing. He said the impeachment cases against Yingluck, former Parliament president Somsak Kiatsuranont and former Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanij, as well as other parliamentarians might end up being voided for...

    Politics
  • July 26, 2014

    Social media users play 'taro' card on recent scandals

    ... can do anything but don't piss off the Pantip Detective. They investigate even deeper than the national intelligence." Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's trip to Paris to join her brother Thaksin for his birthday celebrations attracted the attention of many. The interest was compounded when Thaksin...

    Politics
  • July 25, 2014

    Happy siblings reunite in Paris

    Former PM Yingluck Shinawatra has publicly reunited with her brother former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, who is in self-imposed exile from Thailand, for the first time in almost six years. Oak Panthongtae, Thaksin's son, yesterday posted a photo on Instagram of Thaksin hugging a woman. Meanwhile, Thaksin's...

    Politics
  • July 24, 2014

    Let's not forget the crisis that fostered the coup

    ... is not only acceptable but laudable. Somsak should have considered the facts and situation that were prevalent prior to the May 22 coup: First, the Yingluck government had turned a blind eye to the killings of people and children at, or near, the anti-government rallies. War weapons were used. The police did...

    Opinion
  • July 24, 2014

    Yingluck declines to commit when to return to Thailand

    Yingluck met an army of reporters at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport at 10 pm when she arrived to check in for her flight to Paris. Her TG 930 flight of the Thai Airways International left for Paris at five minutes after midnight. "I want to take a vacation. Let's talk after I've come back," Yingluck replied...

    Breakingnews
  • July 24, 2014

    Thaksin united with his sister

    The woman is believed to be former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra; Thaksin's sister, who left Bangkok for Paris last night reportedly to attend Thaksin's birthday party on July 26. Yingluck had to ask permission from the junta to go abroad

    Politics