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<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>The latest round of Thai political crisis, which ended with a coup d'etat, started with the controversial blanket amnesty bill, supported by the leading Pheu Thai party and also about to end with the manesty.</div> </div> </div> <div> </div>
By Thaweeporn Kummetha |
<div>Thailand last week was stunned by the Constitutional Court’s <a href="">ruling </a>to remove Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and some cabinet members from their caretaker positions. </div>
<div> <div><span>After news of negotiations and signals from the premier on Monday had led to anticipation of a solution to Thailand’s crisis, it turned out that the anti-government rallies continued, with the police as the new target.&nbsp;</span></div> </div>
By Aim Sinpeng |
<p>The 2011 floods that ravaged one-quarter of Thailand have not, surprisingly, adversely affected overall rice production. That should be good news for the government. Since rice has become one of the most politicized commodities, keeping rice farmers happy has also become a policy priority. But the Yingluck administration is facing a rough road ahead with its flagship rice mortgage scheme, partially because of the programme&rsquo;s popularity but also because it is not likely to be sustainable given short-term market conditions.</p>
<p>On 14 Sept, Yongyuth Wichaidit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, told reporters that the previous government&rsquo;s policy to protect the monarchy was not considered a policy, as it was &lsquo;above&rsquo; policy, and to protect the institution was the soul and spirit inherent in the blood of all Thai people.</p>