Analysis

Analysis: Thaksin’s homecoming bid may fall through without help from kingmaker

By Out-Crowd THE LONG-COVETED DESIGN OF de facto Pheu Thai Party boss Thaksin Shinawatra to return home after years in self-exile overseas alongside his sister Yingluck Shinawatra, both having been previously deposed as prime ministers in separate coups, may entirely fall through without help from kingmaker Prawit Wongsuwan. Thaksin and Yingluck who have been reportedly

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Local news

Speculated Pheu Thai landslide win ‘won’t be affected by Chinese-born criminal case’

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE PHEU THAI PARTY’s chances of scoring a landslide victory in the next general election will be by no means affected by the crimes perpetrated by a Chinese-born suspect alleged to have been somehow associated with the largest opposition party, according to a senior Pheu Thai member. Noppadon Pattama, deputy

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Possibilities of Prayut running under Palang Pracharath banners dwindling

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters POSSIBILITIES OF PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha jumping onto the Palang Pracharath bandwagon under which he may contest the next general election are exponentially dwindling, said partisan sources today (Dec.1). The longer Prayut is apparently dragging his feet, remaining non-committal over his own political future, the less likely he will be

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Business

Central bank raises key rate, trims growth outlook on global slowdown

By Reuters and published by CNA THAILAND’S central bank raised its key interest rate by 25 basis points for a third straight meeting on Wednesday, as it tries to contain above-target inflation while supporting an economic recovery facing increasing global headwinds. The Bank of Thailand’s (BOT) monetary policy committee voted unanimously to raise the one-day

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Local news

Most Esaan constituents prefer Thaksin’s daughter for PM: Poll

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters MOST NORTHEASTERN CONSTITUENTS, commonly known as Esaan villagers, would prefer Paetongtarn Shinawatra, daughter of de facto Pheu Thai Party boss Thaksin Shinawatra, for prime minister after the next general election, says an opinion poll. According to Khon Kaen University’s Esaan Centre for Business & Economic Research poll recently conducted with

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Police zeroing in on nominees holding assets for Chinese grey capitalists

POLICE have searched 11 targeted places linked to the network of Chinese grey capitalist Mr. Chaiyanat Kornchaiyanant, alias Tu Hao, who was earlier arrested on drug charges, and are now investigating the nominees holding these assets for them, Thai Rath newspaper said this afternoon (Nov. 30). Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukwimol said

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