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Abhisit Vejjajiva. Pic: AP.

WSJ: Thai Democrats should not be rewarded for boycotting election

By Tue, Feb 04, 2014 10:00PM UTC Comments Off Abhisit Vejjajiva. Pic: AP.

WSJ in an editorial: If the main opposition party boycotts an election, should this invalidate the result? … The belief of the Democrat Party that their path to power lies through street demagoguery and lawyers rather than the ballot box is at the root of Thailand’s problems. Only when both sides agree to let democratic...

It’s not the Thai govt being intractable and uncompromising – it’s the opposition and the protesters

By Wed, Jan 29, 2014 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Former Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva. Pic: AP.

David Lyman has an op-ed in the Bangkok Post. Key excerpts: The current ruling party, whose strings are surely still being pulled by Thaksin himself, has thus far remained intractable and uncompromising. Public pressure forced the dissolution of parliament on Dec 9, and the Pheu Thai government now stays on only in a caretaker role....

Democrat’s election campaign????

By Mon, Jan 20, 2014 8:30AM UTC Comments Off

The Bangkok Post: Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva’s election campaign will focus on educating the public about why the Pheu Thai Party-led government’s rice-pledging scheme has failed. The Democrats believe the campaign will lead to a better understanding about policy-oriented corruption. It will push for reform of ways to curb corruption in the public sector....

Abhisit to fund managers: Democrats will participate in postponed election

By Thu, Jan 16, 2014 10:00AM UTC 3 Comments Thailand opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva seen during anti-government protests in November. Pic: AP.

Courtesy of Zen Journalist is a CIMB Analyst Note dated January 7. Some key excerpts:...

Tongue-Thai’ed!: Whistle blown on Abhisit’s spurious pleas for reform

By Thu, Jan 09, 2014 12:00PM UTC 1 Comment Thailand opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva seen during anti-government protests in November. Pic: AP.

This is part XXIV of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. Ever since deciding not to compete in the upcoming snap-elections on February 2 after a lot of meandering, the implosion of the opposition Democrat...

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