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Yingluck Shinawatra

Thai PM removed from office

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Thailand’s Constitutional Court on May 7 has ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down after finding her guilty in an abuse of power...
New Thai election date set for July 20

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Thailand's Election Commission and the prime minister agreed on April 30 to hold a general election on July 20, but anti-government protesters who disrupted...
Thai gov’t asks for more troops in Bangkok in anticipation of violence erupting

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The Thai government is to ask the army to deploy more troops in Bangkok as fears mount that the country's lengthy political crisis could...
ASEAN countries urge Thailand to solve political crisis

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Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have called for democratic and negotiation-based solutions and a quick general election in Thailand,...
Thai companies look abroad to invest

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Continuing political uncertainty, derailed infrastructure plans and sliding domestic demand are making big Thai companies look more keenly at investing elsewhere in the neighbourhood...
Thailand cuts 2014 growth forecast to 2.6% from 4%

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Thailand's Finance Ministry sharply cut its growth forecast for 2014, citing the spillover effects from months of political unrest. The country's economy is projected...
Thailand’s Feb 2 general elections declared void

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Thailand's Constitutional Court on March 21 nullified February 2's election that was disrupted by protesters, further delaying the formation of a new government after...
Thailand lifts emergency decree

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The Thai government agreed to end a state of emergency in Bangkok to help lure tourists back to the capital following months of anti-government...
New Thai Red Shirt leader prepares for ‘big battle’

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The new leader of Thailand's pro-government "red shirt" movement said on March 17 that his supporters would take to the streets in support of...
Thailand to lift state of emergency in Bangkok

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The Thai National Security Council is expected to lift a state of emergency in Bangkok, almost two months after it was imposed to quell...
Thailand: New government desperately needed

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Even after the Bangkok shutdown has shut down, Thailand's economic outlook remains challenging if a new government cannot be formed by midyear and the...
All Bangkok rally sites but one close March 3

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In a speech in the evening of February 28, Thailand's anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said that all Bangkok rally sites except the one...
‘Without talks, Thailand will burn down’: Chuwit

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Thai politician Chuwit Kamolvisit, 53, who made his fortune with sleazy massage parlours all over Bangkok before he launched his own party, said in...
More explosions, gunfire in Bangkok

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New explosions and gunfire occurred near an anti-government protest site in Thailand's capital early on February 25 after the protesters' leader warned that government...
Thai protesters target Shinawatra firms, shares drop

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In a strategy to hurt the rich Shinawatra family where is probably hurts most, anti-government protesters in Thailand have resorted to rally at buildings...
Protest action resumes in Bangkok, farmers burst into tears

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After a period of party-like harmless street blockades, anti-government protesters in Bangkok have taken action again, and this time they are supported by thousands...
Yingluck promises rice payments ‘next week’

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Long-overdue government subsidy payments to farmers under the rice-pledging scheme will begin next week, Thaialnd's caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on February 13,...
Thailand: More violence feared as farmers rally

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Thailand's National Security Council (NSC) on February 9 warned of a possible escalation in violence as rice farmers link up with anti-government protesters to...