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Former Intelligence Chief Reported to Police for Calling Prabowo a ‘Psychopath’

Prabowo Subianto rides his horse into a campaign rally for the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) in this file photo. (JG Photo/Afriadi Hikmal)

Jakarta. The former chief of Indonesia’s intelligence service has been reported to police for calling presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto a “psychopath.”


Senator threatens to sue acting premier

Senator Paiboon Nititawan yesterday threatened to take legal action against acting Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan if he insisted on scheduling the election date with the Election Commission (EC), as he did not have the authority.


Kremlin again says Putin has ordered troops from Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin announced on Monday President Vladimir Putin had ordered Russian forces near Ukraine back to their bases, but NATO and the United States said they saw no sign of a pullback and Moscow had failed to carry out such promises before.


Senate, Suthep's big hope to topple govt

PDRC's final battle will try to create a political vacuum to achieve its goal

The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and the Senate are obviously adopting the strategy of "take separate paths but join forces in the attack" in a bid to reach a common goal - install an interim government which is fully functional and led by a prime minister with full authority.


Step down for sake of the country, senators urge govt

Anti-government protesters gather outside the Parliament compound yesterday, waiting for a decision by senators about a way out of the ongoing political deadlock. 

Senate ready to appoint new premier if necessary, Surachai says; PDRC disappointed.


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