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  • THAILAND

    Party in limbo after Banharn's death

    News, Published on 24/04/2016

    » The fate of the Chartthaipattana Party hangs in the balance after the death of its chief adviser and de facto leader Banharn Silpa-archa, but several key figures say it will carry on his political legacy.

  • THAILAND

    Same old faces playing the same old game

    News, Published on 07/11/2019

    » Despite having a democratically-elected government after five years of military rule, a political expert says progress is hard to spot in Thai politics, as the country remains bogged down by the power struggle between liberals and conservatives.

  • OPINION

    Gen Prem is right, corruption is contemptible

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 03/02/2015

    » Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda is known to be a man of few words – the kind of a man who speaks little but hits hard.

  • THAILAND

    Ex-TRT manspeaks out

    News, Published on 16/08/2014

    » Lampang veteran politician Boonchu Trithong believes "actions speak louder than words" and that it is better for the military regime to act than to speak.

  • OPINION

    Feast of metaphors

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/11/2019

    » Re: "Rowing in the same boat", (BP, Nov 6). I was charmed by the rich feast of metaphors produced by Chinese premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as they signed the three memoranda of understanding. It was enough to send this dried-up old connoisseur of great rhetoric into raptures of pre-orgasmic ecstasy.

  • THAILAND

    The pot isboiling over

    News, Published on 03/01/2015

    » The task of writing the constitution has been compared to cooking, with many cooks in danger of spoiling the broth.

  • THAILAND

    Prem doubts proposed mediator role

    Wassana Nanuam, Published on 10/04/2014

    » Privy Council president Gen Prem Tinsulanonda on Thursday said caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban may not listen to him if he were to act as a go-between in trying to mediate talks between them.

  • THAILAND

    Sanan denies acting for Thaksin

    Online Reporters, Published on 23/03/2012

    » Chartthaipattana Party advisory chairman Sanan Kachornprasart denied as baseless a report that he received money from former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in exchange for information about who was really behind the 2006 coup.

  • THAILAND

    Highlights of the Week

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 31/08/2012

    » Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwannatat appears to have resolved his conflict in his ministry with his abrupt transfer of three generals. But Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi is caught in a three-way war of words with the City Hall and a group of water experts on the flood prevent plan. In the deep South, militants went on bomb-planting spree to mark their national day.

  • THAILAND

    Reds gathering at Ratchaprasong

    Online Reporters, Published on 26/04/2012

    » Red-shirt supporters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) have begun to rally in front of the Central World department store and set up a stage near the Ratchaprasong intersection.

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