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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader General Prayuth allowed to stay in power until elections held

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by Reuters

    ... Thaksin's devoted following in the rural north and northeast has ensured that he or parties loyal to him have won every election since 2001. He was toppled in a coup in 2006. The military ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Quake measuring 6.3 cracks roads in north Thailand, at least 1 killed

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:08am by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Buddha statues damaged, roads split and some structural damage as shallow quake measuring 6.3 claims at least one life in Thailand's north Officials said on Tuesday that one person was killed and several dozen were hurt after an earthquake struck northern Thailand and Myanmar on Monday, smashing windows, cracking walls and roads and damaging Buddhist ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai elections to take place in October 2015, says junta leader

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:47pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... Bhumibol Adulyadej. Thaksin, a former telecommunications billionaire, remains highly popular among the poor in Thailand’s north and northeast, and parties controlled by him have won every national ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Miss Universe Thailand resigns under social media fire

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:27pm

    ... expressing the attitude of the country’s educated elite and royalists toward the government of then-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Yingluck, who was backed by many in Thailand’s rural north ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader says interim government will be set up in August

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 12:14pm

    ... of Thaksin in the north and northeast and the Bangkok-based royalist groups that see Thaksin and his policies of benefits to disadvantaged voters as a threat to the old order. A court found Yingluck ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Anti-coup protest organiser Sombat tracked via web and arrested in Thailand

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:20pm by Reuters

    ... and old-money families, and supporters of Yingluck and her brother, ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who are adored by the poor in the north and northeast. Yingluck was prime minister until May ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai political exiles plan to create anti-coup civil disobedience movement

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:09pm by Reuters

    ... pro-Thaksin north and northeast, as they moved to blunt the power of officials seen as loyal to the former premier. The junta is also restructuring the police, long seen as a bastion of support ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai anti-junta protesters enlist Hunger Games salute as act of defiance

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... We've taken your sign as our own. Our struggle is non-fiction," wrote one Twitter user. In the Hunger Games movies, the residents of a dystopian future North America use the gesture ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand’s junta moves to sideline pro-Thaksin governors and police

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:57am by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... to be an effort to dismantle his support base and ensure he can never return to power. Governors in 13 provinces have been transferred, mostly from the country’s pro-Thaksin north and northeast, according ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai confidence jumps on hopes the army will bring order after chaos

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:55pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... of Yingluck and her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, who are adored by the poor in the north and northeast. “The main factor boosting sentiment was confidence in the future due to political clarity.” ...




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