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  • 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
  • August 20, 2014

    Exploding the myths about "rice scheme corruption"

    ..., since the recent audit of rice stocks actually showed that only a small percentage was unaccounted for. Second, the writer claims the Yingluck government "could not care less" about the plight of the unpaid farmers. In reality it tried desperately to pay the amounts due but was cynically prevented from...

    Opinion
  • August 19, 2014

    Community land titles: an overdue reform needed to end 'encroachment'

    ... there was little success, though the government then planned to allocate 2-million rai to the poor. There was no progress on this law during the Yingluck government. Since the project was launched in 2010, fewer than 50 communities have been issued title land deeds. Thailand Development Research...

    National
  • August 18, 2014

    Yingluck may hope that reforms won't lock her out

    ... editorial not only put the situation in the right perspective but also was educational about what transpired. Though credit should be given to Yingluck Shinawatra for returning to Thailand to face many legal challenges, there should be a deduction due to her mere sense of self-preservation and prospective...

    Opinion
  • August 18, 2014

    Mystified at Western reports on Thai crisis

    ... all overriding self-interest that has been the hallmark of the governments under the patronage of the Shinawatra family. Thaksin and his sister Yingluck have virtually stolen billions of dollars from the Thai people. And as if this wasn't enough, Yingluck launched a system that deprived millions of farmers their...

    Opinion
  • August 18, 2014

    Backing for move to curb populism

    ... as a failure, creating severe public debts and allegedly leading to corruption. The NACC commissioners found that the scheme under the Yingluck Shinawatra government caused a loss of Bt500 billion. This was mainly because the government bought rice at 40 per cent above the market price. ...

    Politics
  • August 17, 2014

    Anti-coup people aren't fans of Thaksin or Yingluck

    ... he did. But they are against the death penalty, which they think is inhumane. Same as anti-coup people in Thailand. They are not Thaksin's and Yingluck's fans, nor do they support what the two did. But they are against military coups, which they think is against the majority will, criminal law (punishable...

    Opinion
  • August 16, 2014

    Now, may the fight be clean and fair

    Earlier this month ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra reportedly sought permission from the military junta to postpone her return to Thailand. But, just as her critics began rubbing their hands in glee, she came back, purportedly ready to face trial for corruption and gross neglect of her duty as the...

    Opinion
  • August 16, 2014

    Yingluck was just following Thaksin's lead to Singapore

    Singapore is one of two Asean member-countries - the other being Cambodia - that Thaksin visits often. Thaksin and Singapore's elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew have developed a cordial and close friendship over the past 13 years, to the extent that Thaksin regards Lee as his political mentor. The...

    Opinion