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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Bangkok residents debate democracy ahead of looming city shutdown

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 05:59pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Reporter Joanna Chiu took to the streets to find out what city residents think of the latest political developments Thousands of anti-government protesters will march through Bangkok this week to build momentum ahead of th ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai opposition debates whether to run in February election

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 03:47pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Anti-government protesters call for 'people’s council' to eradicate influence of 'Thaksin regime' and introduce reforms Thailand’s main opposition party opened a meeting on Monday to decide whether to take part in a ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai ’Red Shirts’ rally ahead of key amnesty debate

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 07:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... amnesty bill backed by Yingluck Shinawatra’s government, which has inflamed festering political wounds. Thailand’s Senate was due on Monday to debate the bill, which critics say has been crafted ... indicated the government will not try to ram through the amnesty bill if the Senate rejects it on Monday, as it is expected to do. The debate will coincide with a scheduled ruling ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai senate brings forward debate on controversial amnesty bill

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Thailand’s senate will on Friday begin deliberations on an amnesty bill that has sparked mass protests, beginning its reading of the draft law earlier than planned and stirring expectations of a decision that could end the demonstration ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Protesters "will return Bangkok to its owners"

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:24pm by AGENCIES

    ... that he and Yingluck should hold a televised debate. "Yingluck is the legitimate leader of the country and Suthep is a man with warrants for his arrest who heads an illegal movement. ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai ruling party moves away from postponing polls

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:48pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... The debate over postponing the election came as polling stations across the country were preparing for advance voting on Sunday, despite threats from protesters to block that. Volunteers and election ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand’s Senate meets amid tight security

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:46pm by AP

    ... to defuse the tension on Bangkok’s streets, and Yingluck has assured protesters that the ruling party will drop the legislation if the Senate strikes it down. As Monday’s debate got underway, the 149-seat Senate braced for a long day and night. Some 90 senators requested speaking time and each was granted a 10-minute limit, meaning the debate could last 15 hours. “I cannot accept ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Bangkok protests could delay talks on ending 10-year conflict in Thai south

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 09:53pm by AFP

    ... in a complex and fragile process. Who will be sitting at the table when- and if- they next meet is now also up for debate. A change of government could potentially see the Thai negotiating team ...

  9. News - China - THAILAND

    Chinese thieves raiding Thailand duty free shops and fleeing on flights

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:27pm by Chutima Sidasathian

    ... China who help themselves at duty-free stores in Phuket International Airport before making airborne getaways has prompted debate about security. The issue of the brazen thieves was raised ... of their tourists has been debated widely and criticised heavily in China, and Beijing released official guidelines this year. Tuesday's meeting was also told that Phuket's new Terminal X, where ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra defends amnesty bill

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:03pm by AFP

    ... generation,” she said. “If people learn how to forgive, the country will move forward.” There have been daily demonstrations in Bangkok since parliament began debating the bill last week. More than ... to be debated in the senate next week. “I urge all senators to fully consider this bill on the grounds of reconciliation. Whatever the senate decides – if it rejects or amends it – I believe MPs from ...




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