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  • November 27, 2014

    Pheu Thai and UDD working to keep everybody happy

    ... held by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). No wonder their supporters are getting suspicious and wondering if Pheu Thai and the red-shirt leaders are looking after their own skin. Politicians from Pheu Thai and the UDD have both been telling supporters that they cannot defy the junta. However...

  • November 27, 2014

    Hong Kong police reopen main road after clearing protest camp

    ..."Please obey the injunction, leave immediately," a court bailiff told the crowd before the operation began. Civilians wearing "I love HK" T-shirts and red baseball caps began removing barricades blocking the road but protesters remained defiant. "I wonโ t leave. Itโ s (the sit-in) been illegal...

  • November 26, 2014

    Student protest will grow unless their voices are heard

    ... past years. Many refrained from joining any sides, no matter which colour they declared themselves to be. Some student groups joined the pro-poor red shirts, while many others joined the elitism of the People's Democratic Reform Committee. Many students, notably from Chulalongkorn and Mahidol universities...

  • November 26, 2014

    Give amnesty to protesters, not leaders: big parties

    ... be seen as having broken criminal laws, he said, and they had to face charges and defend themselves under the justice system. Asked whether the red-shirt leaders should also be included in the amnesty bill or not, Nipit said "I heard those red-shirt leaders had insisted on not being included in the bill and they...

  • 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...