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  • OPINION

    Two hats not good

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 07/10/2018

    » When Bangkok got too noisy because of all the criticism about cabinet ministers taking advantage by openly playing politics unfairly, the general prime minister escaped to the North on another scrupulously non-political trip to give away money and be photographed with every local personality and housewife within 20 kilometres.

  • OPINION

    Into the political fray

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 30/09/2018

    » Last June 30, the sometimes-accurate online Wikipedia updated the opening line of its entry on the general prime minister. For the first time, the introduction read, "Prayut Chan-o-cha is a Thai politician..." Before that, according to Wikipedia, Gen (Ret) Prayut was just a retired army general and head of the military junta -- which is what he claimed to be.

  • OPINION

    Promises, promises

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 19/08/2018

    » The general prime minister is off to the South this week. The trip to Chumphon has been planned for a while, so the irony is coincidental.

  • OPINION

    The hand that feeds them

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 03/03/2019

    » When the columnists and panjandrums and degree-clutchers come to analyse the state of Thailand in mid- and late May, it's probably this past week that will fascinate them.

  • NEWS

    'I would die for this country': Prayut

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 23/03/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha stole the show on Friday on the last day of election campaign rallies when he appeared on the Palang Pracharath Party's (PPRP) rally stage to the surprise of cheering crowds at Thephasdin Stadium near the National Stadium in Bangkok.

  • NEWS

    Abhisit OK working with military

    News, Dave Kendall, Published on 17/03/2019

    » Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says he wants "a mandate from the ballot box straight away" to become Thailand's next prime minister, that he would join a no-confidence motion against a future Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha if there were "good reasons" and categorically rules out supporting any future coups -- although he's open to working with pro-military Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) "if the government is not corrupt and will not carry on with non-democratic processes".

  • NEWS

    Academics confident poll will proceed as planned

    News, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 23/02/2019

    » Political scientists yesterday expressed confidence that the March 24 general election would proceed as planned after concerns grew over army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong's strong outbursts against proposed defence budget cuts by political parties.

  • NEWS

    S44 rolled out to solve glitches on Green Line

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 12/04/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has invoked Section 44 to streamline management of the Green Line electric train project.

  • NEWS

    No reason given for Big Joke's transfer

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 10/04/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has transferred Pol Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn, widely known by his nickname "Big Joke", from the police force to a civil service job, where he will serve as a special adviser to the Prime Minister's Office.

  • NEWS

    Political chaos tipped as NCPO keen to stay

    News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 02/01/2019

    » More signs of political unrest have emerged in the run-up to the Feb 24 general election, with pundits now anticipating further political disruptions after the poll.

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