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  • October 31, 2014

    PTTEP sees low revenue growth amid volatile crude prices

    These factors have become key influences on the supply side. The subdued outlook for the euro zone, Japan and China's economies will also continue to weigh on crude oil prices. However, stronger energy demand during the winter of the northern hemisphere as well as the possibility of the Organisation...

    Business
  • October 31, 2014

    Pheu Thai's decision to push through the amnesty bill was a mistake: Weng

    ... from voting for the controversial bill, which would have absolved Thaksin and others, including those who had a hand in the deadly crackdown on red-shirt protesters in May 2010, which led to almost a hundred deaths. Weng recalled how the Pheu Thai whip tried to convince him to back the bill, but he said...

    Politics
  • October 31, 2014

    A year later ... was it worth it

    ...-deputy Nikom Wairatpanich, who allegedly violated the 2007 charter by amending the composition of the Senate. In response to a metaphor by a red-shirt leader comparing the PDRC to a genie, who seeks a magic carpet [metaphor for the military junta], Akanat said "The giant or the genie can fly by himself...

    Politics
  • October 30, 2014

    Rights groups slam Singapore court ruling on anti-gay law

    Local activists said they were "greatly shocked and disappointed" by the decision of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday which said that the law is constitutional and that it was up to parliament to repeal it. "While we appreciate the courtโ s position that it cannot assist in providing a judicial...

    Breakingnews
  • October 30, 2014

    Seven men jailed for Myanmar Muslim bus murders: official

    Myanmar has jailed seven men for lynching 10 Muslim bus passengers in an attack that sparked mass unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in the western state of Rakhine two years ago, authorities said Tuesday. The men were each given seven years in jail by Thandwe county court for the murders, which...

    Aec
  • October 27, 2014

    Key vote on 'outsiders' in CDC today

    ... that they won't be among the charter drafters but would observe the process closely. United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) and red-shirt leader Weng Tojirakarn said the reds would not be participating in a new charter-drafting process because the new constitution would be dictated by the junta. ...

    Politics
  • October 27, 2014

    Chalerm's 'insight' may be blind loyalty

    ... party can return whenever an election is held, thanks largely to the military. That's probably true, as the 2006 coup and the 2010 crackdown on the red shirts' protests could attest. But Chalerm was only telling half the story about the current political situation. In predicting a Shinawatra return, Chalerm...

    Opinion
  • October 27, 2014

    Former Pheu Thai MP Prasit pleads guilty to lese majesty

    He submitted a 32-page statement to Criminal Court, admitting that he had insulted His Majesty the King while he spoke at a red-shirt rally on May 7 and he is now filled with remorse. The court scheduled to hand down a sentence on December 3. The court ordered probation officials to check Prasitโ s background...

    Breakingnews
  • October 26, 2014

    White lace for the trendy lady

    ... for women made from the finest lace and in attractive prints. They started designing back in 2008, coming up with a range of tees for the Fat T-shirt Festival that sold so well that they quickly expanded their wares and opened a boutique at Chatuchak Weekend Market before adding another branch in Siam...

    Sunday
  • October 22, 2014

    Heat is being turned up on 'fortified' Prayut

    ... has been set up; a "reform" assembly has taken shape; a military reshuffle has occurred; and a fragile political peace has somehow endured. The red shirts have been relatively quiet. There are rumours about a conflict with Privy Council chief Prem Tinsulanonda and conspiracy theories concerning "secret arrangements...

    Opinion