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  • OPINION

    Art of the graft

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 03/06/2018

    » Coup leader Gen (Ret) Prayut Chan-o-cha first mentioned his programme concerning corruption in late May, 2014, not long after seizing power. It was so long ago that there wasn't even a National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). It was still called the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council (NPOMC).

  • OPINION

    About politics

    News, Published on 01/10/2016

    » Gen Udomdej has weathered a lot of storms, but his biggest test is coming v The rice scheme net is widening after Yingluck's bill of 35.7 billion baht v The waters are still a little muddy over the power of the next Senate

  • OPINION

    Double-edged sword called Section 44

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/03/2017

    » At first, the interim charter's Section 44 appears like a hidden sword that a knight in shining armour brings out only to fight a justifiable cause. Indeed, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha makes us believe so. Power and force will be used when necessary and applied constructively, we are told.

  • THAILAND

    'Many' Thais implicated in global scandal

    Published on 04/04/2016

    » The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) is seeking information from its foreign counterparts regarding 21 Thai nationals reportedly included in a list of people worldwide using a Panama-based law firm for money laundering and tax evasion.

  • OPINION

    For a ghost of a chance, use your talisman

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 01/10/2016

    » On Wednesday Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha talked for 135 minutes at the Bangkok Post Forum, more than Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Monday combined. And this isn't even an election campaign. A good soldier, he's unfazed by the presence of enemies and microphone. From the podium, arms outstretched, the PM touched on a lot of topics: Thai education, the economy, Section 44, Thailand as a "developed" country, the 20-year prophecy, etc. But what struck me like a hammer was when the general mentioned ghosts.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    The General is angry

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 10/06/2011

    » Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha had strong words for a Pheu Thai candidate who he believes obstructed soldiers in a drug raid.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    War of words

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 28/04/2011

    » The Thai PM sets his conditions for ceasefire talks as both sides accuse the other of starting the border skirmishes.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Giving it another try

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 19/04/2011

    » The DSI seems determined to put red-shirt leaders in jail despite having failed before. Will lese majeste charges succeed this time?

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