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Leader of the Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva wave to anti-government protesters during rally in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday. Pic: AP.

Abhisit: Amnesty for coup leaders is normal

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Leader of the Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva wave to anti-government protesters during rally in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday. Pic: AP.

ThaiPBS had this slightly confusingly worded article: Former Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva warned the National Council for Peace and Order to not introduce any broad-ranging amnesty law which will cover more offenders rather than the coup makers otherwise there may be chaos. He pointed out that the last political conflict in this country was...

Opinion: Abhisit’s ‘reform proposal’ a losing bet

By Tue, May 06, 2014 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Former Prime Minister and opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva passes riot police as he arrives for Wednesday's parliament debate. Pic: AP.

There's no blame for trying, but there's no reward for poor execution. In the past two weeks, Abhisit Vejjajiva made headlines again by re-imagining himself as a mediator in an increasingly dangerous political stalemate, pledging to talk to all sides and come up with a plan for a way out of the crisis within 10 days (we reported)....

Thai opposition leader calls for election delay

By Sun, May 04, 2014 11:02AM UTC Comments Off Abhisit Vejjajiva. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s opposition leader and former prime minister has urged the government to delay the July elections and let an interim administration carry out reforms as part of a plan to break the country’s political stalemate. Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva on Saturday suggested that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra step down along with...

Thailand: Abhisit’s reform proposal unlikely to win government support

By Sat, May 03, 2014 8:58PM UTC Comments Off Thailand: Abhisit’s reform proposal unlikely to win government support

Today, former Prime Minister and Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, announced his reform proposal entitled “Reform under a constitutional framework” (“ปฏิรูปภายใต้กรอบรัฐธรรมนูญ”). A complete transcript in Thai is available on his Facebook page. Below is a summarised translation (there are only so many buzzwords and political fluff that BP cannot stomach providing a full translation): [NOTE:...

Thailand’s Democrat Party issues election ultimatum

By Fri, May 02, 2014 7:00PM UTC Comments Off Thailand opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva seen during anti-government protests in November. Pic: AP.

The Nation: Democrat Party spokesman Chavanon Intharakomalsut said Friday that the Democrats would once again boycott the July 20 general election again if party leader Abisit Vejjajiva’s reconciliation proposal is rejected. Chavanon said if Abhisit’s proposal for bringing Thailand out of crisis were to be rejected, the country would slip back into the same old...

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