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  • October 20, 2014

    Chalerm a secret anti-Thaksin weapon

    ... leader for Chalerm to break the taboo Second, I could not believe Chalerm said that "the controversial blanket amnesty brought an end to the Yingluck government because it provided the PDRC with a valid reason to overthrow the government". Why didn't he tell Yingluck and Thaksin not to pursue that route when many...

    Opinion
  • October 20, 2014

    Yingluck, son visit Japan

    A source close to her said she left on a Thai Airways International flight from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport at 10 pm to take her son for a vacation in Japan during the mid-year school holidays as she has promised him. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • October 19, 2014

    Thaksin gained most from coup, Chalerm claims

    ... led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha because no corruption charges had been pressed against members of the ousted government led by Thaksin's sister Yingluck, a Pheu Thai source revealed yesterday. This was exacerbated by the fact that the military rulers had also not branded her government as disloyal to the...

    Politics
  • October 18, 2014

    Divided NLA postpones impeachment

    ... connection with bids to amend that charter. The NACC also has submitted a request for the NLA to decide whether to impeach former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, in connection with her government's allegedly corruption-plagued rice-pledging scheme, which cost the country billions of dollars. Yesterday...

    Politics
  • October 17, 2014

    Populism by any other name is still populist

    ... to hand out Bt2,000 cheques to those whose monthly income was not more than Bt15,000. One of the flagship populist policies of the deposed Yingluck Shinawatra government was the controversial rice-pledging scheme. The project was blamed for allegedly inflicting huge losses of up to Bt500 billion on the...

    Politics
  • October 17, 2014

    Impeachment a dangerous dead end on road to reform

    ..., the NLA is not elected. It is an interim legal body that was set up to take care of the country's legal matters temporarily. Second, to impeach Yingluck would only create more problems, not reconciliation. All past constitutions became irrelevant with the May 22 coup and cannot be referred to or used....

    Opinion
  • October 16, 2014

    Impeachment is not the issue

    ... is a prolific letter-writer. Fortunately, he is not a lawyer. He is against the National Anti-Corruption Commission's efforts to impeach ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra over her government's mishandling of the rice-pledging scheme. He believes the drive for impeachment represents unnecessary persecution since...

    Opinion
  • October 15, 2014

    Junta's 'reforms' may herald a return to older ways

    ... democratic system. People will elect leaders who bring them benefits. General Prayut, who staged a military coup in May to oust Thaksin's sister Yingluck from office, and run the country, is also undertaking so-called reform to prevent the return of Thaksin. It's confusing. But there has not been great...

    Politics
  • October 15, 2014

    Impeachment would be an own goal

    However, Yingluck's impeachment would be an own goal for the nation, drive us even further apart and make us the laughingstock of the world. Impeachment is a process to remove a person from office, but how do you remove a person who is no longer in a post Rightly or wrongly, millions of Thais believe she...

    Opinion
  • October 14, 2014

    Yingluck had no business praising Malala

    After all, what exactly did Yingluck do when she had the opportunity to act for the benefit of women and children in Thailand Clara Holzer

    Opinion