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Government of Thailand

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Legco time capsule to be unearthed

Monday, 18 July, 2011, 12:00am

Row over official spurs debate on the monarchy

A political impasse over the replacement of Thailand's auditor-general, who is refusing to step down, has stirred debate over the powers of the nation's revered monarchy.

Last year, the Constitutional Court ruled that the selection of Khunying Jaruvan Maintaka as auditor-general in 2003 was illegal because the Senate had failed to consider other candidates.

8 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Thailand's headmen fight back

It is Thailand's crime of the moment. The recent shotgun murder of six district officials in the northern province of Chaiyaphum is laced with a political significance that is resonating across the country.

Suspected killer Veera Jitjantuk was a feared community headman - or kamnan - recently deposed due to corruption allegations.

4 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Poll pressure on local chiefs

Pressure is mounting on provincial and village leaders to end years of political influence and keep out of forthcoming elections.

Senior officials representing the leaders - known as kamnan - have pledged they will not play an active role in the polls but many political commentators fear their influence will remain pervasive.

31 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Budget fears prompt lavish parties clamp

The capital has embarked on an urgent drive to stop officials wasting state funds on lavish parties and cars, in a desperate bid to stall a budget blow-out.

Deputy Prime Minister Phan Van Khai this week ordered 'drastic measures' to curb entertainment spending by officials from government ministries and provinces, the state press reported yesterday.

16 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Privy Council date

Legal links with London were further weakened with the announcement that appeals to the Privy Council lodged after March 1 were unlikely to be completed in time. The Registrar of the Privy Council said the date was 'for guidance only'.

16 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

HK man in test case

A HONG KONG man imprisoned in a Thai jail for drug smuggling has become the first foreigner to be released on probation under a new experiment.

The man, whose name has been withheld, will be a test case for the Thai Government and could form the basis of new procedures allowing the early release of some foreign nationals from Thailand's jails.

19 Oct 1994 - 12:00am