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Chuan Leekpai

New revolution brews, 25 years after uprising

As Thailand today marks 25 years since the first revolution against its security forces, Chuan Leekpai's Democrat Government is quietly ensuring another is under way.

Wednesday, 14 October, 1998, 12:00am

Troops sent on unpaid holidays

In the latest monetary blow for the cash-strapped Thai military, troops are being asked to take a month's leave without pay - sparking new fears of tension with the Government.

The army is now so hard up it only has funds for soldiers' daily allowances for 11 months of the year, Bangkok newspapers reported yesterday.

5 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Chuan raises option of interest-rate cut

Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai yesterday indicated that his government would consider lowering interest rates - but not at the expense of a tough fiscal regime.

In a speech to resident foreign businessmen, Mr Chuan said Thailand's lack of liquidity was its chief problem.

18 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Chuan vows to hold office until economic woes abate

Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai yesterday moved to scotch talk of an early election, vowing to hold office until the country recovers from worsening economic woes.

In a rare acknowledgement of calls by his predecessor for his immediate resignation, Mr Chuan said his Government would be 'steadfast'.

17 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Chuan's tour of poor area risks rural wrath

Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai is poised to tour Thailand's northeast - a traditional opposition stronghold - to prove he is not blind to the problems of the poor.

10 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Maoist chic abounds as Bangkok takes rose-tinted view of the reds

In Thailand - a country which has never experienced the iron grip of communism - Che Guevara chic has never gone out of style.

As the world reflects on the 30 years since the Paris riots of 1968, Thailand is looking increasingly to its own revolutionary history - a far bloodier affair.

3 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Financial high-fliers invest time in forum

High-fliers from the international financial community recently attended Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia's (CLSA) fifth annual investors' forum. The money men were treated to a cocktail party after a day of speeches about Southeast Asia and its better-known companies.

25 May 1998 - 12:00am

Thailand warns of 6pc GDP decline

Thailand's economy is expected to contract by up to 6 per cent this year, but the country will still reward foreign investors over time, according to leading Thai government figures.

19 May 1998 - 12:00am

Asia investment key focus of Credit Lyonnais forum

More than 600 fund managers arrive in Hong Kong this week for a conference, the aim of which will be to decide whether it is time to put money back into Asia, according to one of the organisers.

The Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia annual investors forum will also host representatives from 120 Asian corporates.

18 May 1998 - 12:00am

Bangkok voters boost Chuan

Premier Chuan Leekpai's ruling Democrats secured their position as the biggest party on Bangkok's city council in elections, but were far short of the landslide some pundits had predicted.

28 Apr 1998 - 12:00am