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Yingluck Shinawatra

Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra returns home as legal threat lingers

Yingluck Shinawatra shops for groceries. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has returned home from a trip overseas, putting an end to speculation she would stay away from Thailand as prosecutors decide whether to indict her for mismanaging a rice-buying scheme.

Monday, 11 August, 2014, 10:47pm

Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha rules out elections for at least a year

A Thai pro-government ''red shirt'' protester rides next to portraits of ousted Thai Prime Minister Yingluck and Thaksin  Shinawatra. Photo: AFP

The red flags that once hung in Nong Sae, a village of green and gold rice fields in Thaksin Shinawatra's northern Thai heartland, have been taken down. Hidden or burned, too, are the red T-shirts, protest horns and membership cards of the street movement that had rowdily supported the ousted government of Thaksin's sister, Yingluck.

31 May 2014 - 1:25am 1 comment

Thai army detains Yingluck, bans 155 key figures from leaving country

Soldiers guard the van of ousted caretaker prime minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisan as he arrives for the meeting. Photo: EPA

Thailand's military government yesterday detained former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and members of her family after summoning her and other ministers for talks a day after the military seized power from her caretaker government.

23 May 2014 - 10:17pm 1 comment

Thai rivals must now hold talks and settle their differences

Thai rivals must now hold talks and settle their differences

Thailand's military has stressed that its imposition of martial law is not a coup d'etat but a necessity to bring stability to the nation after six months of political turmoil.

22 May 2014 - 8:53am

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

Thai soldiers guard the Army Club in central Bangkok. Photo: Reuters

A crisis meeting between leaders of rival Thai political groups aimed at resolving long-running conflict ended inconclusively on Wednesday and the army has called for another meeting.

21 May 2014 - 8:21pm

Business as usual in Bangkok, despite declaration of martial law

A women takes a selfie with soldiers stationed at the Ratchaprasong intersection in central Bangkok yesterday. Photo: Bloomberg

Some snatched selfies with armed soldiers but most passers-by barely blinked as troops and jeeps mounted with machine-guns took to Bangkok's streets early yesterday, a peculiarly pragmatic Thai response to political upheaval.

21 May 2014 - 4:21am 1 comment

Thailand’s military declares martial law in wake of deadly protests

Thailand’s military declares martial law in wake of deadly protests

Thailand’s army declared martial law nationwide on Tuesday to restore order after six months of street protests that have left the country without a proper functioning government.

21 May 2014 - 7:31am 1 comment

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

Anti-government protester leader Suthep Thaugsuban joins his supporters outside Thailand's parliament where members of the Senate are gathered for a meeting in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters

Members of Thailand’s Senate trying to devise a “road map” out of a long political crisis are expected on Friday to propose the appointment of an interim prime minister, a move which would infuriate supporters of a beleaguered caretaker government.

16 May 2014 - 5:01pm

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

An anti-government protester stands in front of Air Force military personnel holding shields, after protesters broke into the grounds of an air force compound in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters

Protesters seeking to oust Thailand’s government broke into the grounds of an air force compound on Thursday where the acting prime minister was meeting the Election Commission to fix a date for new polls, forcing him to flee.

15 May 2014 - 11:51pm

‘Holy traffic cones’ symbolise the turmoil that engulfs Thai politics

Anti-government protesters have cones in place as they wait for a rally to start outside the parliament in Bangkok yesterday. Photo: AP

The 'holy traffic cone' went viral this week after a series of vicious attacks on motorists who moved cones that anti-government protesters had arbitrarily placed near rally sites.

15 May 2014 - 10:17am

Thailand’s protest leader plans to occupy symbolic seat of power

Thai anti-government leader Suthep Thaugsuban and followers march towards parliament in Bangkok. Photo: EPA

Emboldened by the removal of Yingluck Shinawatra, anti-government protesters marched to the vacated prime minister's office compound - where the protest leader has pledged to set up his new office.

13 May 2014 - 11:04am

Thai red shirt government supporters gather to 'defend democracy' after toppling of PM

Pro-government "red shirts" plan to oppose anti-government protesters, who want a new prime minister appointed. Photo: AFP

Thousands of pro-government "red shirts" massed in Thailand's capital to challenge attempts by opposition protesters to hand power to an unelected regime, warning that the kingdom was lurching towards "civil war".

11 May 2014 - 4:07am 2 comments

Thai protesters launch ‘final fight’ as government clings on

Police fire teargas and water cannon at anti-government protesters at a government security compound in Bangkok on Friday. Photo: Reuters

Thai police fired teargas on Friday at protesters who called for the nation’s Senate to aid their bid to topple the embattled government, two days after the prime minister was stripped of office.

9 May 2014 - 9:24pm

Democracy is the only way forward in Thailand

Democracy is the only way forward in Thailand

Thailand's political crisis has reached a critical juncture. The removal of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra after the constitutional court found her guilty of abuse of power has been branded a judicial coup by her "red shirt" supporters.

9 May 2014 - 3:04pm 5 comments

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

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

Thailand’s deposed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will face impeachment in the upper house over a costly rice subsidy scheme, in a ruling which could see her banned from politics for five years.

9 May 2014 - 8:20am