Sukumpol Suwanatat

BANGKOK, Dec 24 - Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat is scheduled to visit Thailand's insurgency-torn deep South on Tuesday to follow up the situation and boost moral support for military personnel.
BANGKOK, Dec 18 – Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat admitted today that providing 24-hour security for teachers in Thailand’s far South is a defensive measure but the government is working on a proactive strategy to cope with the escalating violence.

PM, 3 ministers, sail through censure debate

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 16:03
BANGKOK, Nov 28 - Thailand's House of Representatives today upheld Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and three cabinet members after a heated no-confidence debate, which started Sunday and ended late last night, spearheaded by the opposition Democrat Party. 

Opposition starts second day of grilling

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 09:09
BANGKOK, Nov 26 -- The opposition led by the Democrat party opened the second day of its censure debate on Monday after the first day of grilling ended at about 11pm last night. 

Three–day censure debate starts Sunday

Monday, 26 November 2012 12:08
BANGKOK, Nov 25 - The opposition started grilling the Yingluck Shinawatra administration Sunday in a three-day timeframe of the censure debate, as the no-confidence vote is set for Wednesday.

Court asks for statements on draft-dodge claim

Thursday, 22 November 2012 16:21
BANGKOK, 21 November 2012 - The Administrative Court has summoned Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and Defense Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat to give statements today over draft-dodging allegations against the former prime minister.

Democrats put defence minister in hot seat

Friday, 16 November 2012 15:39
BANGKOK, Nov 16 – The opposition Democrat Party today officially called on the Thai parliament to strip Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat of his ministerial post for abusing his power. 

Joint Thai-US military partnership signed

Friday, 16 November 2012 15:22
BANGKOK, Nov 16 – Thailand and the US have finally signed a joint vision statement for a new defence alliance between the two countries. 

Thailand, US to strengthen defence alliance

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 12:37
BANGKOK, Nov 13 – Thailand and the US will discuss an adjustment in military cooperation between the two countries to cope with new menacing challenges in Southeast Asia, according to Thai defence ministry spokesman Thanathip Sawangsaeng.
BANGKOK, Oct 20 -- Thailand and Vietnam will hold their second joint Cabinet meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam on Oct 27, where both sides will discuss economic cooperation, particularly the rice trade, and measures to increase total value of two-way trade by 20 per cent by...

Army compounds to become flood drainage areas

Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:40
BANGKOK, Oct 4 – Ponds and swamps at military installations will serve as reservoirs for flood water as part of the relief measures planned to deal with the anticipated deluge from tropical storm Gaemi, Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat said today.
BANGKOK, 23 September 2012 – The Defense Minister is set to make his official visit to Vietnam next week, in a bid to strengthen security ties between the two neighbors. 
BANGKOK, Aug 23 - Defence Minister Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sukumpol Suwanatat on Thursday instructed the Defence Ministry’s research unit and the three armed forces to boost the efficiency of military forces in Thailand’s far South by equipping them with improved supplies and newly-innovated devices.
BANGKOK, Aug 10 -- Deputy Prime Minister Yuthasak Sasiprapa on Friday flew to the southern province of Pattani to inspect police, military and other security agencies response to the ongoing southern border problems and to visit all agencies operating to deal with the violence and...

Court approves further detention for bomb suspect

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:53
BANGKOK, Feb 22 – Thailand’s Criminal Court approved on Wednesday an extension to the detention of Mohammad Hazaei, one of the suspects in the Sukhumvit bomb incidents last week, and the suspect is being detained at high-security Bangkok Remand Prison.
BANGKOK, 10 February 2012  - The prime minister has stepped out to deny rumors of a possible military coup. 
BANGKOK, Feb 2 -- Defence Minister ACM Sukumpol Suwanatat pledged on Thursday that the government stood ready to provide full compensation to the families of four slain villagers in Pattani's Nong Chik district if the paramilitary rangers were found guilty during their Sunday night’s operation...

Cabinet reshuffle royally endorsed

Thursday, 19 January 2012 16:52
BANGKOK, Jan 18 - His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday endorsed the cabinet reshuffle proposed by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra involving 16 ministerial posts--10 newcomers and six swapped positions.

PM satisfied with new cabinet line-up

Thursday, 19 January 2012 16:39
BANGKOK, Jan 19 - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday said she was satisfied with the new cabinet line-up, while reaffirming that the reshuffle was due to suitability for the tasks at hand, not as political rewards.
BANGKOK, Nov 2 - In an attempt to curb the deluge from the north from overflowing into inner Bangkok, operations using 2.5 tonne sandbags are up and running with the levee length to be extended to five kilometres at Chulalongkorn sluice gate and expected to...
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