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  • September 2, 2014

    Foreign Minister Tanasak gets nod from diplomats

    ... has a personal relationship with former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and good ties with the previous government under Thaksin's sister, Yingluck.

    Politics
  • August 31, 2014

    Move to axe 'smart classrooms' needs further debate

    ... do the right thing. At the centre of the latest debate is the use of information technology, or IT, in schools. The previous government led by Yingluck Shinawatra came up with the One (computer) Tablet Per Child scheme. Not much thought went into it. Critics said the initiative was part of Yingluck's populist...

    Opinion
  • August 31, 2014

    Corrections Dept chief rejects foul play in prisoner's death

    An autopsy on a man accused of killing a protest leader during a rally against the Yingluck Shinawatra government early this year showed he had gastrointestinal bleeding and thrombocytopenia, a doctor said yesterday. The Corrections Department said on Friday that Surakrit Chaimongkol succumbed to illness...

    National
  • August 30, 2014

    Alleged gunman dies in custody

    ... the protest leader and belonging to a rival group. Sutin was shot on January 26, when protesters wanted "Reform before an Election" while the Yingluck administration was seeking to hold an election first.

    National
  • August 30, 2014

    Monk to hold second round of talks on energy sector reform next month

    .... The monk's role in energy reform has surprised several people. Phra Buddha, who made a name for himself while leading a protest against the Yingluck Shinawatra government early this year, said he was now planning to champion for reform in this important sector. The monk had joined the People's Democratic...

    Politics
  • August 27, 2014

    When virtual reality starts to overlap real life

    ... wait until the time is right or when a clear leader emerges, while another group says they are disillusioned by the Shinawatra siblings (Thaksin and Yingluck) as well as red-shirt leaders and no longer want to risk their lives for these people again. Yet, there are a few who insist that virtual reality...

    Politics
  • August 27, 2014

    Rift over energy reform

    ... with the assistance of Phra Buddha Issara, a leader of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), which protested against the previous Yingluck Shinawatra-led government before the coup in May. Participating in the seminar are interest groups, including PTT, energy concession-holders, representatives...

    Politics
  • August 25, 2014

    Hard work and honesty are the keys to success for the NCPO

    ... those living in the Northeast - who have been, and are still being, exploited by loan sharks and fertiliser and chemical traders. The Yingluck government's rice price pledging scheme has worsened our Thai farmers' already bad situation: Household debt among the poor has increased two-fold during the past...

    Opinion
  • August 21, 2014

    Leasing

    Leasing An approach of a spending season and the economic rebound in the second half of the year would be a positive factor for 2H14 profit. Strong growth is foreseen for AEONTS and SINGER, while KCAR would exhibit a turnaround from the used-car business. - High season for retail...

    Business
  • August 21, 2014

    Thai tour guides accuse Chinese of stealing clients

    Manop Saejie, president of a tour guide association in Chiang Mai said he and his friends are licensed tour guides. However, in recent weeks groups of Chinese staying in Thailand and Chinese students were illegally working as guides in the province, he said. The Chinese had stolen their customers...

    National