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

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 guilty, an anti-graft panel announced on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 18 February, 2014, 7:07pm 1 comment

Four killed in Thailand as gun battles erupt at Bangkok protests

Gun battles erupted between Thai police and anti-government protesters in Bangkok on Tuesday and four people were killed and dozens wounded as authorities made their most determined effort yet to clear demonstrators from the streets.

19 Feb 2014 - 10:18am

Thai court rejects opposition request to annul election

Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected a request by the country’s main opposition party to annul a controversial election disrupted by anti-government protests, declining to consider the petition by a Democrat Party lawyer to nullify the February 2 vote because there were insufficient grounds.

12 Feb 2014 - 5:49pm

More violence or economic crisis looms in Thailand

Anti-government protests in Bangkok have lasted more than three months, and yet they continue to confuse people. Much of the international media assert the sanctity of the vote above all else. Most rely on the distinction that the "red shirts" represent the poor, and the "yellow shirts" are the elite - as if simple colour-coding could explain complexities.

12 Feb 2014 - 2:49am

Thai police arrest 'second most important' protest figure

Thai police made their first arrest of a senior leader of anti-government protests for violating the country's emergency law yesterday as government officials promised to apprehend other leaders of the movement.

11 Feb 2014 - 12:08am

Six wounded in explosion at Bangkok protest site

Six street cleaners have been wounded by a small explosion at an anti-government protest site in Thailand’s capital on Monday, police said.

10 Feb 2014 - 10:47pm

Thai anti-government protesters close camps as number of supporters fall

Thai anti-government protesters who have been camped out in north Bangkok packed their tents and marched downtown yesterday as they consolidated efforts to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a day after a disrupted general election.

4 Feb 2014 - 9:08am 1 comment

Thai protesters make up for lack of Bangkok pre-election buzz

Thailand goes to the polls on Sunday, but the usual pre-election buzz, banners and loud-hailers on the backs of trucks are noticeable by their absence in the capital, Bangkok.

31 Jan 2014 - 7:20pm

Red-shirts 'ready to resist' Thai army coup, set up capital in Chiang Mai

Some supporters say they expect popularly elected Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to retreat to Chiang Mai and set up government there if the army tries to take power in Bangkok amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations.

31 Jan 2014 - 2:09pm 14 comments

Thailand to deploy 10,000 police in capital to secure voting

Thailand’s government will deploy 10,000 police in the capital for Sunday’s election, which protesters have promised to disrupt as part of their drawn-out attempt to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

30 Jan 2014 - 2:57am

Thailand to proceed with troubled election, despite warnings of chaos

Thailand’s prime minister has confirmed a general election will go ahead on Sunday despite a warning that it could end in chaos in the face of months of at times violent anti-government protests.

28 Jan 2014 - 7:00pm

Thai army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha denies rumours of a coup

Thailand's army chief has urged the public not to believe rumours of a possible coup, saying the movement of military hardware into Bangkok was for an annual parade and not to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

8 Jan 2014 - 11:14pm

Bangkok protests could delay talks on ending 10-year conflict in Thai south

Stuttering peace talks to end Thailand's bloody southern rebellion are under threat from political turmoil in Bangkok, observers say, as the conflict enters its second decade.

4 Jan 2014 - 12:12am

Thai anti-government protesters say they won't target public transport

Thailand's anti-government protest movement reassured tourists yesterday that it would not target the kingdom's airports or public transport during a planned "shutdown" of Bangkok.

4 Jan 2014 - 12:13am

Is democracy in Thailand in its death throes?

Thailand is once again being convulsed by extreme partisan politics, with the country's polarisation playing out on Bangkok's streets. The sense that Thailand has been through all of this before would be mildly reassuring were it not for a nagging fear that this decent and prosperous society may be set to destroy its democracy.

31 Dec 2013 - 1:48am