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Ex-PAD leaders slapped with Bt522m siege bill
Damages linked to airport takeovers in 2008 as former yellow shirts hit for political action.

Policeman being interrogated over Yingluck escape, is close to former bureau chief
A Police Colonel was detained for interrogation on Thursday night as suspicion of helping fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra flee the country.

Committee to probe media boss sexual harassment allegation
THE THAI Journalists Association (TJA) yesterday resolved to set up a fact-finding committee comprising experts of various fields to probe allegations that a media executive sexually harassed one of his employees, forcing her to quit her job.

Small crowd expected for Yingluck verdict reading
Police anticipate that 300 to 400 supporters will travel to the Supreme Court in Bangkok next Wednesday, when a verdict in the case against fugitive ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be read, almost certainly in her absence.

Prayut’s visit to US may happen soon
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha should be able to visit the United States by early next month, Deputy Government Spokesperson Lt-General Werachon Sukondhapatipak said on Wednesday.

Critics reject Suu Kyi appeal
Supporters say she has limited power, while Myanmar public disputes existence of Rohingya.

Thaksin reaches out to Thais on 2006 coup anniversary
To commemorate the 2006 coup that deposed his government, fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday expressed concern about the “livelihood of fellow Thai citizens” via his Twitter account.

Thaksin tweets his concern for fellow Thai citizens on anniversary of 2006 coup
Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra tweeted his concern about the “livelihood of fellow Thai citizens” on Tuesday, on the 11th anniversary of the military coup that ousted his government.

Election possible late next year, says Pornpetch
Thailand’s general election may not take place until late next year, National Legislative Assembly president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai implied on Tuesday.

Abhisit urges red shirts not to turn fatalities in 2010 crackdown into ‘political game’
Former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Tuesday hit back against the red shirts, urging them not to turn the loss of life suffered in the 2010 crackdown under his administration into a “political game”.

Tight security for Prayut and Cabinet in Ayutthaya
Tight security was provided to guard Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and Cabinet members on Tuesday during their visit to Ayutthaya, where they were due to hold a mobile Cabinet meeting to discuss issues relevant to the Central region.

NACC must conclude probes within two years under draft bill: Meechai
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will be required to complete its investigations within two years under the coming anti-graft bill, Constitution Drafting Commission chairman Meechai Ruchuphan said on Monday.

Auditor-General sets deadline for Bt350m airship investigation
The Office of the Auditor-General will take 30 days to investigate a complaint, which asked the agency to investigate the purchase of a Bt350-million airship, Auditor-General Pisit Leelavachiropas said yesterday.

Prayut reaches out to Central residents
PM makes first visit to local politicians during trip to provinces.

DSI criticised over suspects linked to Panthongtae case
Activist Veera claims discriminatory prosecution, with 200 recipients in money-laundering scandal.

NACC urged to reopen case against Abhisit and Suthep
Relatives of some of the people killed in the 2010 red-shirt crackdown submitted a complaint letter on Monday to the Office of the Attorney-General, urging the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to investigate the case of malfeasance against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy Suthep Thaugsuban in connection with the incident.

Experts meet over environmental concerns about Ayeyarwady development
A group of Mekong experts are sharing their experiences in assessing the value of biodiversity and ecological services of the Mekong with researchers and policy makers in the basin of the Chindwin River, the largest tributary of Myanmar' longest river, the Ayeyarwady during the two-day workshop hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Ayutthaya reminded of government largesse prior to mobile Cabinet meeting
Irrigation, flood management and transportation connectivity in the central region will be top of the agenda as Thailand’s travelling Cabinet descends on Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya on Tuesday.

Drafter ‘should clarify charter clause on election completion’
Chief charter drafter Meechai Ruchuphan should clarify what the charter’s stipulation of “completion of election” really means to prevent future conflicts along the election timeline, Kanin Boonsuwan, a former drafter of the 1997 constitution and member of the Pheu Thai Party’s legal team, said on Sunday.

Most people want election next year but not sure that Thai politics will change: polls
Most people want the general election to happen by September next year, according to results of a Super Poll released on Sunday. But the majority are not sure how the new charter will shape the future government.

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