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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand's deposed premier Yingluck Shinawatra faces 5-year ban from politics

    Posted May 08th 2014, 05:53pm by AFP

    ... could see her given a jail term. Her billionaire elder brother Thaksin Shinawatra, lives overseas to avoid a prison sentence for corruption that he contends was politically motivated in the wake ... streets. Anti-government protesters, who accuse the Shinawatras of poisoning Thailand with corruption, said they would appoint a new government on Friday – a move that would risk further political ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Seven hurt in gunfire as political rivals clash in Bangkok ahead of polls

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 05:50pm by AP

    ... implement political and electoral reforms to combat what they see as deep-seated problems of corruption and money politics. Yingluck has refused to step down, arguing she is open to reform ... between protesters and the government- and those caught in between. On the one side are demonstrators who say they want to suspend the country's fragile democracy to institute anti-corruption ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai anti-government leader arrested but quickly wins bail

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 01:04pm by AFP

    ... measures against corruption and money politics. Sakhontee was arrested on multiple charges, including insurrection, Tharit said. Thai media reported that a court yesterday released him on 600,000 ... a key anti-government protest leader and charged him with offences including insurrection, risking further political confrontations even though a court freed him on bail hours later. Immigration ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Toilet graffiti suspect, 67, charged for insulting Thailand's monarchy

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 06:13pm by AFP

    ... for a corruption conviction. Thailand’s long-running political conflict broadly pits a Bangkok-based middle class and royalist elite, backed by parts of the military and judiciary, against rural ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai senate brings forward debate on controversial amnesty bill

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

    ... was convicted in absentia in 2008 of corruption – charges he said were politically motivated. The bill, backed by Yingluck’s ruling Puea Thai Party, has been heavily criticised as a measure that would ... and will absolve all those responsible for instigating political violence. Thailand’s anti-corruption body says this includes some 25,000 corruption cases. Thaksin, a billionaire former telecoms tycoon, ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand’s fractious parties meet to discuss new elections

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... protesters accuse her family of nepotism and corruption and want her to resign to make way for an unelected “people’s council” to oversee political reforms. They have vowed to purge the kingdom of the influence of her brother Thaksin Shinawatra, who looms large over Thai politics from self-imposed exile in Dubai where he lives to avoid prison for a corruption conviction. Thailand has been rocked ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police protest treatment by protesters

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:50pm by Associated Press

    ... are demanding the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra make way for an appointed council to institute political reforms to eradicate corruption before any polls. At least eight people have ... Parliament. The Democrats are boycotting the polls, claiming that to contest them would disappoint their supporters who want political reforms. The government says the opposition is boycotting ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai protesters cut off power to Yingluck Shinawatra’s offices

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:08pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... electricity to the prime minister’s office compound on Thursday and demanded that police abandon the premises, piling pressure on the government amid a political crisis that has dragged on for weeks. ... foes, however, insist she step aside to make way for an interim appointed government, an action that cannot be taken under the country’s constitution. They claim that Thai politics is hopelessly ...

  9. 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

    ... that creates conflict and the country will return to the old cycle of conflict, violence, corruption by influential groups in politics, terrorism and the use of war weapons. We cannot let that happen,” ... and political turmoil that left at least 28 people dead and the government paralysed. “I truly hope that the EU and the US will understand the situation the same way the majority of Thais do.” General ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai Prime Minister Yingluck flees to northern stronghold of Chiang Rai

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:50pm by AFP

    ... for an unelected "people's council" to tackle what they see as corruption and a culture of money politics. Her supporters say they will not accept the removal of an elected government ... subsidy scheme the opposition says is rife with corruption. If found guilty she could be removed from office and face a five-year ban from politics. Yingluck flew to the northern city of Chiang ...




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