Yingluck Shinawatra

Time is still on the side of the Thai bull run

Timothy Teo says investors have been locking in their gains from the Amundi fund, a top performing Thai equity fund that has risen 38 per cent in a year. Photo: Edmond So

Timothy Teo runs a Thai equity fund that is one of the five best performing equity funds sold in Hong Kong. Indeed, four of the top five equity funds sold in Hong Kong are focused on Thai stocks, according to Lipper, a data firm.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 4:18am

Thaksin is busy talking, but is anyone listening?

Thaksin Shinawatra

Thai politics is never dull but too much excitement is a cause for concern. Just as the mercury starts to soar, political foes are gearing up for a dry season offensive. First, there's the news that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be taken to task for financial irregularities that could jeopardise her tenure in office.

2 Apr 2013 - 3:43am

Lost In Tie-land: Chinese director slammed for casual dress when meeting Thai PM

Xu Zheng and Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra. Photo: SCMP pictures.

The director of the blockbuster, Lost In Thailand, has caused outrage by appearing next to an elegant-looking Yingluck Shinawatra while wearing a white shirt-with both sleeves rolled up and the top buttons undone.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:29pm 10 comments

Thailand signs breakthrough deal with Muslim insurgents

Yingluck Shinawatra and Najib Razak shake hands.Photo: AP

Thailand's government signed a breakthrough deal with Muslim insurgents for the first time ever yesterday, agreeing to hold talks to ease nearly a decade of violence in the country's southern provinces that has killed more than 5,000 people.

1 Mar 2013 - 2:45am

John Tsang's big problem is how to hide Hong Kong's cash

No space to hide under the bed.

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah was up to his usual tricks with the budget yesterday. His overriding problem is how to hide the oodles of cash that flow into the government coffers. There was the usual "magic" when the budget surplus of HK$3.5 billion forecast last year turned into a surplus of HK$65 billion.

28 Feb 2013 - 5:02am 4 comments

Talking points

Park Geun-hye

Park Geun-hye is officially headed to the Blue House as the country's first female president. Park, the daughter of a former strongman, has already faced a test over Pyongyang's recent nuclear missiles testing. 

25 Feb 2013 - 6:00am

Thailand warns of al-Qaeda plot to attack US consulate

Yingluck Shinawatra. Photo: AFP

Thai authorities have tightened security measures at the US consulate in the northern province of Chiang Mai following reports that it was a possible target of attack from al-Qaeda and Salafist terrorist groups this month, officials said on Tuesday.

13 Feb 2013 - 2:52am

Yingluck Shinawatra rides out Thai protests

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attends a censure debate held at Thai House of Representatives in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 28, 2012. Photo: Xinhua

Thailand's government survived a no-confidence vote, days after clashes between protesters and riot police in the largest demonstration against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's 16-month-old administration.

29 Nov 2012 - 4:26am

Thai PM Yingluck faces no confidence motion

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, at an Asean meeting in Cambodia this month. Photo: EPA

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Sunday faced a no-confidence debate launched by her opponents in parliament, a day after political protests turned violent in Bangkok.

But the motions, which also target three other government ministers, appeared to have little chance of being passed by a legislature dominated by Yingluck’s Puea Thai party and its coalition partners.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Thai police warn of plot to abduct Yingluck Shinawatra as rally looms

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Photo: Reuters

Thai police have warned of a plot to abduct Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as her cabinet approved using an internal security law to manage an anti- government rally scheduled for tomorrow.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:44am

Thailand should brace for more bruising politics

Yingluck Shinawatra will likely serve a full four-year term and this will infuriate her political opponents. Photo: Xinhua

Thailand could be heading towards a new round of violent political confrontations. Late last month, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reshuffled the cabinet for the third time in just over a year. She brought in a number of trusted allies of her brother Thaksin, the country's former premier who is believed to be the real power behind the current government.

12 Nov 2012 - 3:36am

Briefs, October 29, 2012

A backer of the king at the anti-Thaksin rally. Photo: Reuters

Marines killed in raid on Abu Sayyaf

MANILA - Philippine marines searching for hostages in the hinterlands of Patikul town in Sulu province clashed with Abu Sayyaf militants, leaving three marines and two insurgents killed. The fighting continued throughout the day. AP


Malaysian 'terror' pair held in Lebanon

29 Oct 2012 - 1:44am

Briefs, September 28, 2012

Yingluck Shinawatra at the Asia Society, New York. Photo: Reuters

Cult leader hanged for six murders

28 Sep 2012 - 3:51am

Thai leader Yingluck offers woman’s touch to solve South China Sea dispute

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Photo: EPA

The broiling territorial disputes in the South China Sea are a diplomatic minefield but Thailand’s prime minister hopes to bring something new to the negotiating table: a woman’s touch.

Yingluck Shinawatra told the Asia Society on Wednesday that as a nonclaimant state on good terms with all the parties involved, Thailand wants to help.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Thaksin should stay out of Thai politics, says panel chief

Red Shirt supporters hold a picture of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a rally in the central business district of Bangkok on May 19, 2012. Photo: Xinhua

The head of an independent Thai reconciliation panel called on former leader Thaksin Shinawatra to stay out of the country’s turbulent politics ahead of a key report on deadly 2010 protests on Monday.

17 Sep 2012 - 1:32pm