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    Come clean on drug past

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/09/2019

    » Yesterday, as he denied an Australian press report on his previous conviction for heroin trafficking in Sydney in the 1990s, Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Capt Thamanat Prompow, also urged Thais not to dwell on the past and put the matter of his record to rest.

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    Who is poor and landless?

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/11/2019

    » Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow's decision to grant land reform rights to a local politician appears to be a repeat of a similar scandal, which spelled the end of a Democrat-led coalition government about 24 years ago.

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    Land saga a test of morals

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/11/2019

    » The recent land scandal involving the outspoken MP for Ratchaburi, Pareena Kraikupt, poses a major challenge to the principles of land reform for needy farmers.

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    Curb land reform excess

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/08/2019

    » While Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has insisted that tackling inequality is a priority of his government, a recent move of one of his cabinet members on land reform seems to suggest otherwise.

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    Make local polls priority

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/11/2019

    » For a prime minister who came to power as a by-product of the March general election, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha seemed to find it difficult to resist the temptation of using that poll to justify his legitimacy to rule during his recent mobile cabinet meeting trip. But when it comes to setting dates for local polls, he has remained noncommittal and ruled out the need to accelerate the electoral process, which has been frozen for more than five years since he staged the 2014 coup.

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    Get budget priorities right

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/10/2019

    » The Prayut Chan-o-cha administration faces a crucial challenge from the opposition in the debate on the 2020 fiscal budget bill scheduled to begin on Thursday morning.

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    Poll law and disorder

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/10/2019

    » Imagine Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet members losing their jobs to a new coalition government led by Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

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    The right to local polls

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/09/2019

    » It has now been more than five years since the military regime of Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha deprived the Thai people of their right to elect their local administrators and councillors. Though a national poll was finally held in March, the "elected" government of Gen Prayut is still keeping the public in the dark when it comes to the return of local elections.

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    Graft panel an oddity

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/09/2019

    » Last week, as the Senate rolled out an anti-corruption mission, its appointment of a panel to handle the task appeared to be somewhat of an anti-climax.

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    Land rights need to be addressed

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/09/2019

    » At a glance, it looks like a happy ending for villagers whose plight was highlighted during a demonstration staged by the land rights advocacy group People's Movement for a Just Society (P-Move). After the group demonstrated for four days, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government agreed to set up a national committee to tackle the issues, with several cases involving confrontations between the state and villagers charged with illegally occupying forest reserves.

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