Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Security stepped up at Supreme Court

Security stepped up at Supreme Court

About 40 policemen were deployed at the Supreme Court Tuesday morning to step up security in preparations for the surrender of Khunying Pojaman Shinawatra.

An army of reporters were also waiting for her the court.

The Nation

Pojaman to surrender at DSI at 2:30 pm

A well-informed source said Khunying Pojaman Shinawatra has made preparations to surrender at the Department of Special Investigations at 2:30 pm.

She is wanted under an arrest warrant involving alleged concealment of her shares in the SC Assets Plc.

She will reporter herself to the DSI after she is released on bail in another case involving her questionable land purchase while her husband, Thaksin Shinawatra, was the prime minister.

The Nation

Two PPP candidates in Udon Thani get yellow cards

The Election Commission Monday issued two more yellow cards against two winning candidates of the People Power Party in Udon Thani's Constituency 3.

The two are Prasop Busarakham and Chakkrapat Chaiyasarn.

The Nation

Khunying Pojamarn to return home Tuesday morning

Wife of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will return to Thailand on Tuesday, a police source said Monday.

Khunying Pojamarn is scheduled to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport from Hong Kong at about 8.15am.

She is expected to face arrest as a court has issued an arrest warrant for her and her husband on an alleged abuse of power to buy Ratchadapisek land.

Two Chart Thai candidates get red cards

The Election Commission Monday issued red cards against two Chart Thai Party candidates in Chai Nat on vote-buying charges.

Nanthana Songpracha and Monthien Songprachai, winning candidates in Chai Nat's Constituency 1, were disqualified.

The Nation

Design of royal crematorium completed

The draft design of the royal crematorium for HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana is now completed.

Avudh Ngernchuklin, who chairs the Fine Arts Department's panel in charge of the royal-cremation construction, Monday confirmed that the draft was now ready to be forwarded to HM the King Bhumibol Adulyadej for consideration.

The princess was the elder sister of His Majesty. She passed away at the age of 84 last Wednesday.

Culture Minister Khunying Khasiri Sriarun Monday said the committee organising the princess' royal funeral, which is headed by Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont, would Tuesday review the draft design before forwarding the draft to His Majesty.

The Nation

Puea Pandin to join PPP-led coalition : Suwit

Puea Pandin Party leader Suwit Khunkitti Monday revealed that his party had already struck a deal with Chart Thai Party to join the coalition alliance led by the People Power Party.

"We have agreed in every detail and are awaiting to hold a press conference to announce the deal," he said, noting that the timing of the announcement would happen following the mourning period of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana.

Suwit ruled out the possibility for switching the coalition leader due to the changes in House seats won by the People Power, arguing that the coalition formation was not a number game.

The Nation

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