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Thailand may extend state of emergency despite scaled-back protest

An anti-government protester blows a horn during a rally outside the gate of the Royal Thai Police Headquarters led by Luang Pu Buddha Issara. Photo: AFP

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.

Tuesday, 4 March, 2014, 5:47pm

Embattled Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra misses graft hearing

Supporters greet Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (front left) in the northern town of Chiang Mai on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Thailand’s premier skipped an anti-corruption panel hearing on Thursday into negligence charges that could lead to her ousting, as her government turned to the UN for help resolving a deadly political crisis.

27 Feb 2014 - 6:53pm

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

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Photo: EPA

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.

18 Feb 2014 - 7:07pm 1 comment

Four killed in Thailand as gun battles erupt at Bangkok protests

Thai policemen aim their weapons towards anti-government protesters during clashes near Government House in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters

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

Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban speaks to his supporters at an intersection protesters are occupying in central  Bangkok. Photo: Reuters

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

Thailand has reduced its projected gross domestic product growth rate to 3 per cent. Photo: EPA

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

Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban shakes hands with supporters in Bangkok. Thai police made their first arrest of a senior leader of anti-government protests on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

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

An anti-government protester cleans a street during a rally outside the Interior Ministry in Bangkok on Monday. Photo: Reuters

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

Protesters hold a fan with a variation on the "Keep Calm" slogan. Photo: Reuters

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's anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban greets supporters during a rally at Ladprao district in Bangkok. Photo: Xinhua

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

A market in Thaksin Shinawatra's hometown of San Kamphaeng, near Chiang Mai, displays a photograph of him. Photo: Tom Fawthrop

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

Riot police stand guard inside the compound of the Thai Royal Police club in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters

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 Yingluck Shinawatra leaves the Army Club after meeting the Election Commission in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters

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

Protesters plan to "shut down" Bangkok on January 13. Photo: EPA

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

Police on guard in Narathiwat, southern Thailand. Photo: AFP

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