Thailand has largely ended its disastrous scheme to subsidize rice farmers, having lost the country’s position as the world’s biggest exporter and left it an estimated US$2 billion in the hole with vast amounts of rice deteriorating in warehouses. The prime minister faces corruption charges and rebellion from angry farmers who form the backbone of her party’s rural support.
PHNOM PENH- Cambodia’s political deadlock is close to resolution according to opposition leader Sam Rainsy. Addressing the press at the CNRP party headquarters on Thursday he said while there was not yet a comprehensive agreement the two sides had moved forward on “several important points”.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Student protesters are planning to end their 24-day occupation of Taiwan’s Parliament.
BERLIN (AP) — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is discussing Burma ‘s future with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, a city Suu Kyi describes as a symbol of success in achieving unity.
The Bangkok Post: The caretaker government is using the Council of State, its legal arm, to delay the next meeting of the Senate. Apparently, the delay is a bid to block the removal of Nikhom Wairatpanich as Senate Speaker, and Somsak Kiatsuranon retroactively as parliament president, by the National Anti-Corruption
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