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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai 'red shirts' mass in Bangkok to back Yingluck Shinawatra

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:34pm by AFP

    ... in Bangkok to back Yingluck Thousands of Thai pro-government "red shirts" massed yesterday in a show of support for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, warning that they would resist ... people were killed and hundreds wounded. Thailand has been rocked by years of sometimes bloody street protests by supporters and opponents of fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra ...

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    Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces rice-subsidy hearing after Senate vote

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 07:18pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Balance of power in Thailand's Senate at stake in vote that could decide the fate of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Yingluck faces rice-subsidy hearing after Senate poll Thais voted yesterday for half of the country's 150-seat Senate in a key test for Yingluck Shinawatra's troubled government. The prime minister is due to defend herself ...

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    Embattled Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra misses graft hearing

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:47am by AFP

    ... to the UN for help resolving a deadly political crisis. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is fighting for her political survival as pressure mounts on several fronts – in mass protests ... she would be ready to talk if protesters agree to end their rallies. Justice or judicial coup? The premier’s opponents accuse the Shinawatra family of plundering the public coffers to win ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai protesters shun products linked to Yingluck Shinawatra's family

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:05pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok But mobile phone company hit by return of SIM cards says family sold its shares in 2006 Protesters shun products linkedto Shinawatra Some Thai anti-government protesters followed the advice of their leader yesterday, shunning products of firms linked to the family of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and handing back mobile phone SIM cards. The protesters have ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai corruption body files charges against PM Yingluck Shinawatra over rice scheme

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be charged with neglect of duty over a rice farm subsidy scheme and could be removed from office if found ... say she is a puppet for her elder brother Thaksin Shinawatra, a billionaire tycoon-turned-premier who was ousted by the military in a coup in 2006 and later fled overseas to avoid jail ...

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    Thailand protesters target Shinawatra businesses as Yingluck fights funds-related charges

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 05:09pm by Reuters and AFP

    ... Reuters and AFP in Bangkok Protesters campaigning for months to oust Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra turned their anger on businesses linked to her wealthy family on Thursday, ... Yingluck and stamp out what they see as the malign influence of her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, a self-exiled former premier regarded by many as the real power behind the government. Around 500 ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Yingluck Shinawatra tells protesters to vent anger at polls

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Prime minister urges opponents to vent anger at polls, not on streets Yingluck insists elections the answer Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra urged ... in the political dominance of Yingluck's billionaire brother, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, whom they accuse of controlling the government from self-exile. Yingluck hosted talks yesterday ...

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    ‘Red shirts’ in Thailand practice self-defence before joining pro-government protest

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... a battle-ready militia, the ranks of sunweathered rice farmers brim with determination to prevent opposition protesters in Bangkok toppling Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Drawn from the poor but populous north and northeast, the red-shirts broadly support ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra- Yingluck's elder brother. Their rhetoric has soared over the last few weeks, matching ...

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    Thai protester killed, several wounded in shooting at anti-government march

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:53pm by Reuters

    ... for the violence which brought the death toll to 24, with scores wounded, since protesters took to the streets in November in a bid to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office and erase the influence of her brother, ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra. Yingluck has resisted mounting pressure to step down and her “red shirt” supporters have called for a mass rally in Bangkok on Sunday, ...

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    Grenade attack on Thai anti-graft office ahead of PM hearing

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 02:08pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Attack on National Anti-Corruption Commission follows summons it issued to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over charges of 'dereliction of duty' Grenades ... the grenades. Supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have been demonstrating at the building this week. The National Anti-Corruption Commission is examining the alleged failure of Yingluck ...




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