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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Monsoon's return raises political storm in Thailand

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    ... the country again this year. This competition, even during the height of a crisis, unveils a reality in Thailand: this is a deeply fragmented society in which political ideologies have overshadowed ... Pavin Chachavalpongpun Pavin Chachavalpongpun says spectre of 2011 flood disaster hangs over divided Thai society Expect a political storm with monsoon's return The monsoon season has ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Compromise is crucial to resolve Thailand's political stand-off

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 03:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Thais must find common ground Political office is about serving the people. Thailand's urban and business elite, which is supporting the opposition, have forgotten ... were behind the victories. They contributed to Thailand's strong economic growth and to poverty alleviation, and ushered in universal health care and an improvement in the standard ...

  3. Political unrest hinders investment in Thailand

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Bernard Chan sees more upheaval before dust settles Bernard Charnwut Chan felt the pain of the recent political unrest in Thailand, a country where his family has deep roots. ... business risks. The family is still actively involved in politics and business in Thailand. Mr Chan, who is of Thai-Chinese origin, said there was no doubt the recent unrest would hurt ...

  4. News - Asia - TRAVEL

    Manila tells Filipinos in Thailand to avoid 'political colours' of red, yellow

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Colours risky in Thailand Filipinos travelling to Thailand were told not to display red or yellow items to avoid being caught up in the political unrest ... by generals loyal to the king ushered in years of political turmoil and rival street protests by the royalist "yellow shirts" and Thaksin's supporters, known as the "red ...

  5. 'Red shirts' back with a bang, vowing to mount a million-strong demonstration

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by William Barnes

    ... William Barnes in Bangkok The 'red shirts', enemies of the Bangkok establishment, are back in the capital this weekend vowing to transform Thailand forever with a million strong ... been moved. The United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, the political pressure group most 'red shirts' are members of, make up a grass-roots mass movement initially created ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Thailand should brace for more bruising politics

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    ... Pavin Chachavalpongpun Pavin Chachavalpongpun says return of Thaksin loyalists in cabinet reshuffle has riled opponents Thailand should brace for more bruising politics Thailand could be heading towards a new round of violent political confrontations. Late last month, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reshuffled the cabinet for the third time in just over a year. She brought ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Election of Bangkok governor turns into mini-referendum

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... become a mini-national referendum. A total of 25 candidates are standing, but the poll is being seen as a straight fight between Thailand's ruling Pheu Thai Party and the opposition Democrat Party. A win for Pheu Thai would confirm the party's dominance of national politics, following its comprehensive victory in the 2011 general election. For the increasingly desperate ...

  8. Spate of New Year bombings signals widening political woes

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... that ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and ended several months of political gridlock. The coup leaders promised to restore stability and order, and heal Thailand's deep political divisions. But Sunday's string of co-ordinated bombings in the Thai capital, and the fear of further attacks in the days ahead, signal that Thailand's political struggle may be far from ...

  9. Thai junta stacks its referendum cards

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... while also reducing the risks that come with a referendum. Public approval will endow Thailand's 18th constitution since 1932 with a veneer of legitimacy that is now absent. The previous constitution worked well, producing the intended strong, stable administrations in place of weak, revolving coalition governments synonymous with Thailand's bouts of democracy. ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thaksin scales back Myanmar visit after reports of assassination plot

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... politics, though, all that is certain is that six years after Thaksin was ousted from power in an army coup Thailand remains deeply divided. For the rural poor, Thaksin is a hero for his populist ... Fugitive ex-prime minister's rally of 'red shirts' called off after claim by Bangkok, now doubted, that Myanmar had detained would-be assassin When Thailand's former ...




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