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  • May 25, 2015

    Most satisfied with junta : Suan Dusit poll

    ..., 69 per cent said it was honest, and 64 per cent said it has effective public relations. Asked what makes the Prayut government worse than the Yingluck government, 78 per cent said it was unelected and untouchable in terms of checks and balances, as well as depriving people of rights and freedom, while...

    Politics
  • May 22, 2015

    May 22 coup pre-planned or provoked by the situation

    ... politician Suthep Thaugsuban, who led street protests against the pre-coup government, said he was convinced the power seizure resulted from thr Yingluck government's stubborn refusal to help resolve the political deadlock. Justice Minister General Paiboon Koomchaya, who was then assistant Army commander...

    Politics
  • May 22, 2015

    Thaksin wants strong support base before contemplating return home

    ... He added: "A new constitution that reflects the will of the people should be established." He defended his younger sister, former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who has been charged with negligence in connection with her government's Bt518-billion corruption-plagued rice-pledging scheme. "It was...

    Politics
  • May 20, 2015

    A matter of justice and faith

    ... fact is that it wasn't totally her fault. Had her brother Thaksin been able to resist meddling in Thai affairs and using his sister as a surrogate, Yingluck would probably still be in office today. Be that as it may, I pray that Yingluck gets a fair trial, that history is kind to her, and that all Thais can once again...

    Opinion
  • May 20, 2015

    Politics taking on a LIFE OF ITS OWN

    ... are opposed to it selectively. Some observers believe the referendum could make the Scottish independence vote look like a high-school election. Yingluck's court appearance settled just one question but did not give us any strong hints of what will happen next. She's not running away, for now, but as some...

    Opinion
  • May 20, 2015

    No plan to mobilise red shirts: Thaksin

    ... sentence handed down for graft in 2008, has rarely spoken about politics since the military toppled the remnants of the government led by his sister Yingluck a year ago. Yingluck was removed from office days before the army staged a coup after months of protests in Bangkok. She has since been banned from politics...

    Politics
  • May 20, 2015

    Yingluck pleads not guilty, gets bail for Bt30 million

    ... the court's permission. The charges against her are based on Section 157 of the Criminal Code and Section 123/1 of the Anti-Corruption Act. Yingluck faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of dereliction of duty over her role in the controversial rice-subsidy scheme. She was forced to step...

    Politics
  • May 19, 2015

    DOG meets dog

    When Django went missing, the dog's concerned German owners were able to rely on a German shepherd named Feline to track down their beloved pet. Feline is an unusual name for a dog (it means catlike). But then Feline is a most unusual dog, specially trained by her owner, Mandy van den Borg, to track...

    Life
  • May 19, 2015

    Yingluck warned to attend first day of court trial today

    ..., director general of the Office of the Attorney General's Bureau of Investigation, said that the OAG's working group investigating the case against Yingluck would all be present at the court today. The case stems from the Yingluck government's controversial rice-pledging scheme. The former PM is accused of failing...

    Politics
  • May 19, 2015

    Red stronghold in Pathum Thani unchanged

    ..., their red shirts carry no messages that will implicate them politically. "We can't wear messages supporting [ex-PMs] Thaksin [Shinawatra] or Yingluck. Our rights are being curtailed," lamented Rattatiya, adding that even the signals of a radio station run by a pro-red-shirt Buddhist monk were being tampered...

    Politics