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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 ...

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    Murder charges against former Thai premier Abhisit Vejjajiva dismissed

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Relatives of victims of 2010 protest crackdown say decision to drop indictments against Abhisit and his deputy is politically motivated Ex-leader's ... of the victims to criticise the surprise decision as politically motivated. The charges were brought to court under a previous government led by Abhisit's rivals who have since been ousted ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

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

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

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Backers of ousted government plan to mount civil disobedience campaign against military rulers Political exiles seek to form anti-coup movement About 15 Thai political ... as the ruling military junta started a systematic reshuffle to blunt the power of officials seen as loyal to former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, and the anti-corruption agency announced a new ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand's army chief warns military may act to end political violence

    Posted May 15th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok General says he may deploy troops to crack down on political violence in Bangkok after three anti-government protesters die in attack Army chief warns of military action The chief of Thailand's army warned yesterday that his troops "may use force" to quell political violence, after three people were killed in a grenade and gun attack ...

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    26 suspects in Thailand charged over alleged plot to attack city

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... there are armed elements on both sides of Thailand’s bitter political divide. Thaksin, who was ousted in an earlier coup in 2006, has traditionally enjoyed strong support in the northern half of Thailand thanks to populist policies such as nearly free health care, micro-loans and generous rice farming subsidies. He fled Thailand in 2008 to avoid jail for a corruption conviction. Thaksin or his ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader apologises for his remarks on bikinis that followed brutal backpacker murders

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:51am by AFP

    ... "under pressure". Thailand's image as a tourist haven was battered by months of political protests that ended in May's army coup and has been further damaged by the murder. ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai king endorses junta leader Prayuth as prime minister

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:35am

    ... former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin has lived in self-exile since 2008 to avoid serving a jail sentence for corruption charges he denies. He has said he wants to free Thailand from a vicious cycle of political instability but critics say his rhetoric, including nostalgia-tinged references to an agrarian utopia and a “return to morality in Thailand”, is outmoded and threatens ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police hunt British man after backpackers murdered with hoe and left naked on beach

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:17pm by AFP

    ... been battered in recent months after a prolonged political crisis ended a coup which saw the army blanket the country with a curfew and strict martial law. Although the curfew was swiftly ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police question three Myanmese men over murder of British tourists found dead on beach

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:42pm

    ... political crisis ended in a coup. The army swiftly blanketed the country with a curfew and strict martial law, frightening off visitors. Although the curfew was soon lifted from key tourist ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai economy likely to suffer further with Yingluck toppled and political stand-off continuing

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:57pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg While former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces a five-year political ban, the country is looking at an ongoing economic battle Uphill climb for Thailand The gridlock that has stalled Thailand’s government has sent consumer confidence to a near 13-year low and credit ratings companies have warned that prolonged political unrest threatens to damage an already ...




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