The birth of Thasin comes two week’s ahead of Thailand’s May 14 elections, in which Paetongtarn ‘Ung-Ing’ Shinawatra’s Pheu Thai Party is expected to win the most lower-house seats.
Paetongtarn faces challenges from the pro-military camp backing incumbent PM Prayuth on the right and the youth-centric Move Forward Party on the left.
Polls are expected to highlight long-running political battle between conservative pro-military establishment and billionaire Shinawatra family.
Paetongtarn Shinawatra is emerging as the candidate to beat in elections expected by May. She is far ahead in the opinion polls, with twice the support of incumbent Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.
Paetongtarn Shinawatra says she’s confident of a landslide election win for her party and is ‘100 per cent ready’ to be a nominee for prime minister.
Pheu Thai has said it’s aiming for a ‘landslide’ win in a general election expected early next year, as it seeks to end nearly a decade of military-backed rule.
Will he stay or will he go? Thailand’s Constitutional Court is set to rule on former junta chief Prayuth’s fate – but that could take months, and the suspended prime minister has other options in the meantime.
Thaksin Shinawatra, from his base in Dubai, has raised the redshirt members from their dormancy, calling on supporters to vote strategically next year to give the Pheu Thai Party a landslide win and effectively end Prayuth Chan-ocha’s eight-year tenure.
Thaksin Shinawatra’s supporters, mostly from Thailand’s working class, were known as ‘red shirts’, but he was despised by Bangkok elites and the powerful military.
The finance ministry had sought compensation in 2016 for a money-losing rice farming subsidy programme launched by the former prime minister’s administration.
Six weeks since the country’s young pro-democracy movement demanded reform, the government seems uncertain of its next step as it considers the ramifications of yet another brutal crackdown.
The gunman – a former police officer – and two lawyers were killed, one of whom had represented ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in 2017.
With a Serbian passport, she can travel without a visa to more than 100 countries, including most members of the EU.
Vote ensures Prayuth’s transition from leader of the 2014 coup and the ruling junta to a prime minister endorsed by an elected parliament.
The family, led by self-exiled patriarch and deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, will be in the city for the wedding of his youngest daughter.
As Thailand embraces democracy and heads to the polls, here are the royal family members, army generals and exiled politicians who could influence the vote
The monarch’s veto of his sister’s bid to become prime minister is a sign of who holds the cards in Thai politics.
Thaksin’s alliance with the princess appeared designed to challenge junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha
As candidates prepare for the March 24 polls, even the Shinawatra-backed Pheu Chart Party is struggling to keep up with new campaign rules put in place by the junta-influenced Electoral Commission
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Officials insist Thailand’s former leader Yingluck Shinawatra hasn’t been given a Cambodian passport. So how she used one to register a company in Hong Kong is a mystery that points to the ‘highest levels’, observers say
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It’s nearly voting time in Thailand (if the junta doesn’t blink) and that means just one thing: Shinawatra family members seeking election. But not everyone is convinced the family has the pulling power it once did.
Pilgrimages by former Thai leaders Thaksin and Yingluck to Guangdong village where they have roots are no longer as feted – while nearby village seeks tourism from tenuous link to Singapore’s founding father.
Corporate filings in Hong Kong showed Yingluck used a Cambodian passport to register as the sole director of a Hong Kong company that was incorporated in August last year.
Cambodia had denied that it gave Yingluck Shinawatra, who was supposedly under 24-hour military surveillance, any travel documents. But the ex-politician used it to set up a company in Hong Kong last year.
Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, Yingluck, both served as prime minister, supported by the ‘red shirt’ movement drawing form rural provinces