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    Thailand's tale told via 'The Nation'

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 28/06/2019

    » Nearly five decades ago, The Nation newspaper started out as a pro-democracy, anti-military news organisation. It was fiercely independent and invariably hard-hitting vis-à-vis the powers-that-be. An English-language newspaper owned by Thais from the outset, it prided itself for having neither fear nor favour. Its lamentable expiry as a print newspaper today -- an online version will continue -- provides multiple parallels for Thailand's contemporary political history, ongoing polarisation and the changing nature of the business of journalism worldwide.


    Cops stop activists outside Prawit home

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 17/04/2018

    » Two political activists were detained briefly by the police Monday for announcing their intention to carry out a symbolic gesture of protest at the residence of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.


    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.


    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.


    Angry general

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 29/05/2013

    » General Prayuth has angry words with the media after some commentators suggested that the army chief’s proposed border fence is really aimed at increasing the army’s budget.


    Rare act of decency, honesty

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 03/01/2014

    » Finally, there is a police officer who is decent and courageous enough to tell the people the truth about the "men in black" on the rooftop of the Ministry of Labour and the so-called "fake" policemen who violently smashed the windows of a pickup truck in front of the Thai-Japanese stadium in Din Daeng on Dec 26.


    Thaksin at Thailand border

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 12/04/2012

    » Ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is in neighbouring Laos, but his waiting supporters were disappointed as his flight was diverted to another airport for safety reasons.


    ‘Symbolic reconciliation’

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 27/04/2012

    » The PM’s visit to General Prem yesterday was full of symbolism but it remains to be seen if reconciliation will result. Opinions vary.


    Big Jiew flip-flops on reconciliation

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 27/03/2012

    » Having announced his political retirement some months ago, Gen Chavalit Yongchaiyudh re-emerged out of the blue with an open letter in support of the KPI's reconciliation proposals. And then, just as quickly, he backed off -- explaining the time was not right for him to speak out.


    Banharn backs amnesty

    Online Reporters, Published on 13/04/2012

    » Amnesty is the key to national reconciliation, veteran politician Banharn Silpa-archa said on Friday.

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