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  • March 13, 2014

    Extremist Buddhists out to kill Suu Kyi's election hopes

    The ruling party and the main opposition have laid down their campaign strategies for next year's election in Myanmar (Burma). Both parties will use their political power and support from allied parties to try to win. However the key difference between the two is that the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has the army behind it, which will greatly influence the election outcome...

  • July 24, 2008

    Historian Pessimistic over temple crisis

    .... Vishnu would spring out of a lotus with Brahma the God of creation in there and Brahma would recreate a new order. I think it symbolises the end of an era. Preah Vihear is a black hole and a lot of people will go up there and fall down the Mor E-Daeng cliff. Isn't it surprising to you that many Thai protesters may have never visited the temple or even paid any interest to its history For politicians and de...

  • July 18, 2008

    Clashes as PAD declares rights

    Two groups clashed yesterday over the Preah Vihear Temple, despite the prominent presence of police. The incident left more than 10 people injured, some of them clearly bleeding. On the one side were some 5,000 People's Alliance for Democracy supporters, who marching to the Preah Vihear Temple to announce that the temple belonged to Thailand in accordance with the demarcation set by a Thai-French committee in 1904. On the other...

  • July 3, 2008

    Persona Non Grata

    Interior Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung cancelled official duties in Phuket yesterday after protests from provincial members of the People's Alliance for Democracy.Chalerm was to meet Phuket's governor on Tuesday evening and high-ranking police and local government officials. He was alerted to the PAD protest at the airport. He landed at Krabi instead.But the PAD was waiting for him there, too. He managed to use a rear entrance and...

  • October 11, 2007

    PM s Office minister clarifies PM s controversial land

    But he said Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont is willing to return the controversial 20-rai plot of land, alleged to be inside national forest reserve, to the state if the land is found to be part of a national forest in Nakhon Ratchasima province.He failed to explain what critics claimed to be a dubious acquisition of the land which was allegedly transferred to Surayud's wife by a lower ranking army officer. ...

  • October 10, 2007

    Premier faces grilling by NLA faction

    ... today from a Prasong Soonsiri-led faction in the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), which intends to censure the premier over allegations that he owns land and a residential resort in a national forest preserve.In a tactical defence, Surayud plans to not get directly involved in the censure discussion. Instead, he has assigned PM's Office Minister Thirapat Serirangsan to answer allegations on his behalf...

  • March 14, 2006

    Government House besieging

    ... here to see the second day's report. 11:57 pm: An announcer says the organisers of the rally would perform superstitious rite to curse Thaksin. 11:55 pm: Senator Seri says Thaksin has intimidated people by preparing to announce the state of emergency. 11:43 pm: Seri urges the demonstrators to take turn to protest outside Government House. He says Thaksin expects protesters to be tired and stop the protests...

  • February 26, 2006

    From Royal Plaza to Sanam Luang

    ... luggage with them, indicating they will stay put. Most of protesters tie yellow band around their head. (The anti-Thaksin coaliton has been using yellow, which represents His Majesty, as a symbol for fighting against Thaksin and fighting for HM.) Some 100 policemen from Metropolitan Police Bureau are deployed to keep law and order.12:45 pm: Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrives at the Thai Rak Thai...