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  • Apr 24, 2014
  • Updated: 11:23pm

Yingluck Shinawatra

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

With a flurry of punches and kicks, hundreds of Thai "red shirts" undergo self-defence drills as they mobilise to protect the embattled government, stoking fears of a dangerous new phase of civil conflict.

Saturday, 5 April, 2014, 12:59pm

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

Gunmen opened fire on a group of Thai anti-government protesters driving away from a Bangkok rally on Tuesday, killing one, wounding four and raising tension in a political crisis that has gripped the country for months.

1 Apr 2014 - 11:30pm

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

Grenades were thrown early on Friday at the offices of Thailand’s anti-corruption agency, which has summoned the prime minister to answer charges of dereliction of duty next week, as protesters trying to oust her prepared for a big weekend rally.

28 Mar 2014 - 10:28pm

Anti-government protesters return to Bangkok streets after election annulled

Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand resumed street protests in Bangkok on Monday after lying low for weeks, piling pressure on increasingly beleaguered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is expected to face impeachment within days.

24 Mar 2014 - 11:08pm 1 comment

Thailand in power vacuum as court rules February’s election results invalid

Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Friday annulled last month’s general election, leaving the country in political limbo without a full government and further undermining a prime minister faced with impeachment over a failed rice subsidy scheme.

21 Mar 2014 - 11:05pm

Thailand's 'popcorn gunman' says he was hired by protest movement

A Thai gunman who gained national notoriety after opening fire at a political clash with an assault rifle in a popcorn bag said yesterday he had been hired by anti-government protesters.

21 Mar 2014 - 12:30am 2 comments

Bangkok state of emergency lifted in attempt to lure back tourists

Thailand yesterday announced the end of a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas, hoping to encourage the return of foreign visitors following an easing of deadly protests.

18 Mar 2014 - 10:45pm

Thai court rules against HK$480 billion infrastructure plan

A Thai court ruled yesterday that the government's ambitious two trillion baht (HK$480 billion) plan to build high-speed rail and other transport infrastructure was unconstitutional and must be ended.

13 Mar 2014 - 5:33pm

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck could face murder charges over protest deaths, says lawyer

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra could face murder charges after relatives of two anti-government protesters who died following clashes with police filed a complaint with a criminal court, a lawyer said on Tuesday.

4 Mar 2014 - 5:56pm

Thailand may extend state of emergency despite scaled-back protest

A state of emergency in Bangkok could be extended until anti-government protests end completely, Thailand’s foreign minister said on Friday, adding that he feared more violence even though the protests had subsided.

4 Mar 2014 - 5:47pm

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