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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai government admits lack of power to renew troubled rice subsidy

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... not have the power to renew a rice subsidy scheme when it expires at the end of the month, risking further alienating farmers angry over late payments for their current crop. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, assailed since November by a largely urban, middle-class protest movement bent on driving her from office, is now facing unrest among her Puea Thai Party’s natural supporters ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Curfew in force across Thailand after military seizes power in bloodless coup

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:57pm by Reuters, AFP

    ... Former telecommunications tycoon Thaksin has lived in self-exile since 2008 to avoid a jail term for graft, but still commands the loyalty of legions of rural and urban poor and exerts a huge ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai army chief calls meeting with parties, protest leaders amid martial law

    Posted May 21st 2014, 01:55pm by AFP and AP

    ... wants a general election that it would probably win, given Thaksin’s enduring support among the rural and urban poor. Acting Prime Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisan, who took over when ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand’s Senate likely to propose interim PM, risking ‘red’ rage

    Posted May 16th 2014, 05:01pm by Reuters

    ... telecommunications billionaire who won huge support among the rural and urban poor. He was dogged by accusations of corruption, heavy-handed rule and even disrespect towards the monarchy and was deposed ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Protesters force Thai PM to flee air force compound after three killed in Bangkok

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:38am by Reuters

    ... However, more violence would raise the possibility of the military feeling compelled to step in to restore order. Thaksin won huge support among the rural and urban poor but made enemies ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand appoints caretaker PM as Yingluck Shinawatra removed from office

    Posted May 06th 2014, 01:57pm by AFP

    ... in the poorer north and northeastern regions and among the urban working class for recognising their burgeoning political and economic aspirations. They have returned Shinawatra-led or linked ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai king celebrates 64-year reign as prime minister Yingluck awaits fate

    Posted May 05th 2014, 01:39pm by AFP

    ... the urban poor. ...

  8. 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

    ... judiciary is biased toward the establishment – made up of the urban elite, the military and royalists”. Thailand is rated Baa1 by Moody’s Investors Service, the third-lowest level of investment ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai PM calls for talks as police use rubber bullets on protesters

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 02:54pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Renewed clashes near heavily fortified offices of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as protest leader calls for civil servant strike Thai Prime Minister Yingluck ... crept up in recent weeks. Thaksin, who won over poor rural and urban voters with populist policies, was convicted in absentia of graft in 2008 but he dismissed the charges as politically ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Angry farmers call off protest at Bangkok airport

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:38am by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... demonstrators, who have been protesting for three months, draw most of their support from the urban middle and upper classes and residents from the south who are loyal to the opposition Democrat Party. ...




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