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  • NEWS

    Court sets Yingluck ruling date

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 20/10/2018

    » The Supreme Court will rule next month on former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's petition to withdraw her appeal in a defamation case against three Democrat politicians.

  • 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.

  • BUSINESS

    Can Modi repeat?

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 24/09/2018

    » A day is a long time in politics, so they say. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been in power for four years and four months, and his day of reckoning with the voters is still seven months away.

  • NEWS

    Prayut meets girl pop idols

    News, Published on 14/09/2018

    » Six members of Japanese idol girl group AKB48 performed for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House yesterday during a visit to prepare for a Bangkok concert in December.

  • OPINION

    Is Aussie political madness catching?

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 29/08/2018

    » I happened to be in Canberra last Friday, speaking to a room full of journalists at the National Press Club, when the news came in, halfway through lunch, that Australia had a new prime minister. The moderator pointed out that the year is already two-thirds gone and it is "only three prime ministers till Christmas" -- and the China Daily's headline read "Australia changes its prime minister again, again, again, again, again".

  • NEWS

    Somkid promises Asean push

    News, Published on 18/09/2018

    » Upon assuming the chairmanship of Asean next year, Thailand will mobilise efforts to draw global superpowers to cooperate more with the bloc, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said Monday, naming the United States, Russia, England and France as key targets.

  • OPINION

    Asset declaration law angers academics

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/11/2018

    » A new regulation issued by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) that requires university council members to declare their assets and liabilities has drawn mixed reactions.

  • 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.

  • LEARNING

    Former Prime Minister to be tried for murder

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 06/12/2012

    » Unknown soldier shoots & kills taxi driver during military operations, so Prime Minister at the time charged with the murder.

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