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  • November 24, 2014

    Mixed feelings over junta's start

    ... Thailand, said he was "not very satisfied at all" with life under the junta. "The NCPO has managed to create something of a common cause between red-leaning activists and yellow-leaning community rights advocates over the issue of martial law and human rights," he said. When asked to score the...

  • November 22, 2014

    Three-way strife may be likely now

    ... danger of falling through, although the jury is very much out on how the controversial rice scheme of the Yingluck administration is addressed. The red shirts are not happy, and neither are the yellow shirts. Those in between may still be willing to give Prayut a chance, but scepticism is eating into their patience...

  • November 21, 2014

    Weng says govt makes mistake in students' arrest

    Weng said the arrest made student activists' campaign at a Bangkok movie theatre more interesting. He said the government should have learned a lesson from the arrest and should learn not to use excessive power. The Nation

  • November 17, 2014

    Reds should not let opportunity pass them by

    ...-coded group - the UDD - has shown uncertainty and hesitation about participating in this forum. There is a strong feeling that the anti-coup red-shirts will not join the event or propose any suggestions on the charter. Last week, many of its members voiced strong opposition to the idea. One UDD leader...

  • November 16, 2014

    'Martial law won't muzzle opinions'

    ..., and corruption regulation. The spokesman said the continued imposition of martial law did not provide obstacles for both the PDRC and the red shirts. The junta was likely to be flexible in relation to political party meetings so they could appoint representatives to engage with the CDC, he added....

  • November 14, 2014

    NCPO ready to consider political party meetings for inputs to charter

    ... yesterday said many party politicians have agreed not to get involved in "any activity relating to the government that came from a coup". The red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship will decide today who will represent the group at a meeting with the constitution drafters, said Weng Tojirakarn...

  • November 12, 2014

    Political groups invited to give views to charter drafters

    The invitation is slated for November 17 to 25, CDA spokesperson Kamnoon Sidhisamarn said yesterday. The meeting, due to begin on Monday, will give each speaker 10 minutes to express their views under the topic "Why is Thailand stuck and how we can overcome it " Differing views will be incorporated...

  • November 6, 2014

    Will General Prayut keep his road-map deadline

    ... to stay on for longer than that will only provoke opposition and resistance. Pridiyathorn shot down fears that if an election were held on time, the red shirts would return again. That, he argues, would be up to the people to decide, and the powers-that-be would find it difficult to come up with an acceptable...

  • November 5, 2014

    Last push to save Yingluck from legal action

    ... the impeachment cases. Worachai said the PDRC was first to issue the rally threat to pressure NLA into impeaching the three politicians. "The red shirts or the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship [UDD] have been cooperating with the National Council for Peace and Order [NCPO]. We have sat still...

  • November 4, 2014

    No rallies over impeachment, Prayut warns

    ... our old conflicts,'' he said. The PM was referring to rally threats by leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD or red shirts) if the People's Democratic Reform Committee leader Thaworn Senneam manages to convince the National Legislative Assembly to accept impeachment cases against...