ARTICLES RELATING TO ABHISIT VEJJAJIVA

Gunshots fired at Thai protesters

2014-01-15 08:32

Gunshots have been fired in Bangkok overnight in an apparent attack on anti-government protesters that wounded at least two people and deepened Thailand's political crisis.

Thai ex-PM charged with murder

2012-12-14 08:50

A former prime minister of Thailand has been charged with murder in the latest twist in a political war between supporters and opponents of another ex-leader, Thaksin Shinawatra.

Majority of Thai MPs are millionaires

2011-09-28 23:21

Almost two-thirds of the members of Thailand's new Cabinet are millionaires, and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra ranks second on the list.

Thais face jail for campaign Tweets

2011-07-01 12:00

Thais face jail if they campaign during Sunday's election on social media sites such as Twitter, with more than 100 police monitoring sites to make sure the law is enforced.

Thailand's election race heats up

2011-05-19 11:00

Thailand's election battle is in full swing as a planned opposition rally to mourn protesters killed in a military crackdown a year ago underscores simmering political tensions.

Emergency rule at end in Bangkok

2010-12-21 18:13

Thailand says it will lift a state of emergency in Bangkok and three neighbouring areas, seven months after a bloody military crackdown on anti-government "Red Shirt" protests.

Nearly 1 700 foetuses found in Thai temple

2010-11-19 14:05

Thai police have found the remains of almost 1 700 illegally aborted foetuses hidden at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok as the full extent of the grisly discovery emerges.

Thai floods leave 181 dead

2010-11-09 09:29

Severe flooding in Thailand has left 181 people dead over the past month, say authorities.

2 weeks of flooding kills 57 people

2010-10-27 18:03

Heavy downpours that caused rivers to burst around Thailand have killed 57 people in nearly two weeks of flooding, say authorities.

Bangkok remains under strict laws

2010-08-16 11:29

The Thai government says it is lifting a state of emergency in three more provinces, but not Bangkok, almost three months after the end of deadly opposition protests in the capital.

PM to partly end Thai emergency

2010-07-29 19:05

Thailand's premier says he will end emergency rule in six provinces but maintain the strict laws in Bangkok, where a bomb has rekindled tensions in the wake of protests.

'Yellow Shirts' pick leader

2010-07-03 12:52

The political wing of Thailand's pro-royalist "Yellow Shirt" protest movement has appointed a new leader as the party gears up for a general election.

Thai PM lifts curfew

2010-05-29 11:27

An aide says Thailand's prime minister has decided to lift a night-time curfew in Bangkok and other areas that was imposed after violence erupted in the capital.

Not involved in violence: Thaksin

2010-05-25 22:48

Ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says the government should be ashamed of itself for its handling of the crisis.

Thailand curfew to be extended

2010-05-23 11:47

Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has indicated that a curfew enforced after anti-government protests were forcibly dispersed would be extended for two days.

Troops move against protesters

2010-05-20 21:21

The Thai government says it has just about quelled ten weeks of violent protests in the capital as residents attempt a return to normal life.

Bangkok rampage after crackdown

2010-05-19 20:05

Enraged protesters have gone on a rampage of arson and looting in Bangkok, after a deadly army assault on an anti-government rally.

Final Thai crackdown feared

2010-05-17 13:05

Guests have hurriedly evacuated a luxury hotel in central Bangkok after it came under attack, while anti-government demonstrators battled troops with a final crackdown on their encampment feared imminent.

Journalists targeted: Thai army

2010-05-16 20:54

Thailand's military has urged journalists to stay out of a fortified camp occupied by protesters battling government troops in Bangkok, saying the press have become a "terrorist" target.

Rogue Thai general could die

2010-05-14 16:11

Medics at the Bangkok hospital where a renegade Thai general is fighting for his life after being shot in the head said his chances of surviving were "quite low".

Thai govt warns of violence

2010-05-08 14:30

Thailand’s government has warned that more violence could erupt if the entrenched demonstrations that have paralysed areas of the capital do not end soon.

Thai PM offers crisis solution

2010-05-03 19:07

Thailand's beleaguered premier says he is ready to hold elections in November to resolve a tense stand-off with anti-government protesters who have occupied Bangkok's commercial heart.

Protesters storm Thai hospital

2010-04-30 09:09

A hospital in Bangkok has evacuated most of its patients after anti-government protesters stormed inside in the mistaken belief that troops were hiding there.

Thai army fires on protesters

2010-04-28 15:02

Thai troops have opened fire on Red Shirt protesters during a tense confrontation on a highway in Bangkok's northern suburbs that has left one soldier dead and 18 people injured.

Thai PM 'underestimated protesters'

2010-04-25 09:00

Thailand's embattled prime minister has acknowledged he initially underestimated the protesters who have occupied central Bangkok for weeks.

 

Amnesty bill proposed for Thaksin Shinawatra

2013-10-30 14:56

Thailand's opposition has called for mass protests against a politically-charged amnesty bill that critics fear will clear the way for the return of fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

Ex-Thai PM to be charged with murder

2012-12-13 11:02

Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has arrived at a justice ministry building to be charged with murder over a civilian's death during a crackdown on anti-government rallies two years ago.

Thailand's military accepts election win

2011-07-04 18:47

Thailand's military has eased concerns of renewed turmoil by accepting the electoral win of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra's party, while his sister vowed to reconcile the nation.

Thailand still divided a year later

2011-05-19 12:53

Although a year has passed, the societal divide between the haves and have-nots that transformed Bangkok's streets into a battleground remains wide.

Thailand, Cambodia clash for 7th day

2011-04-28 12:01

Artillery fire has boomed across the Thai-Cambodian frontier for a seventh day with fierce border clashes having erupted again between the two neighbours.

Thai 'Red Shirts' gather in Bangkok

2010-11-19 21:03

Thousands of Thai "Red Shirts" have converged on central Bangkok to mark six months since a deadly crackdown on their anti-government rally.

Thai Red Shirts gather for anniversary

2010-11-19 10:07

Thai "Red Shirts" have gathered outside a Bangkok prison where the movement's leaders are held as they mark six months since a deadly army crackdown on their anti-government rally.

Thai flood death toll hits 122

2010-11-04 16:05

The death toll from Thailand's crippling floods has risen to over 120 after the weeks-long crisis spread south, say officials.

Floods kill 56 in Thailand

2010-10-26 16:29

The worst floods to hit parts of Thailand in decades have left at least 56 people dead, but Bangkok has so far avoided heavy deluges, say officials.

Yellow Shirt rally in Bangkok

2010-08-06 22:09

Thailand's royalist Yellow Shirts plan to have a rally in Bangkok to pressure the government over a territorial row with Cambodia.

Thai journalist suing PM

2010-07-22 13:35

A Thai journalist wounded during the army crackdown on a mass protest in April is suing Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and other top officials for attempted murder.

Thai PM still standing

2010-06-01 18:07

Thailand's prime minister has surprised many by surviving mass street protests and is likely to put off elections for as long as possible, experts have said.

Thousands pray for peace in Bangkok

2010-05-26 12:19

Thousands of residents have gathered to pray for peace at sites across Bangkok after two months of the worst political violence in the country's modern history.

Moves to impeach Thai PM

2010-05-24 21:36

Opposition leaders have moved to impeach Thailand's prime minister for his handling of rioting and violence in Bangkok.

Thailand picks up the pieces

2010-05-21 10:07

Thailand is picking up the pieces after violence triggered by a crackdown on anti-government protests, as the focus swings to recovery and reconciliation in a divided nation.

Thai violence far from over

2010-05-20 13:01

Two months of chaos on the streets of Bangkok are likely just a foretaste of political violence that could sweep through Thailand, say analysts.

Renegade Thai general dies

2010-05-17 14:34

A renegade Thai general who became an unofficial military adviser to the thousands of anti-government protesters occupying central Bangkok, has died after being shot in the head last week.

Thailand probes Thaksin links

2010-05-16 22:16

Over 100 financial transactions linked to former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra will be investigated for possible connections to current "Red Shirt" protests.

Toll climbs in Thai clashes

2010-05-14 17:10

Thai troops have opened fire on protesters after a military lockdown of a rally site sparked fierce clashes that left five people dead and dozens wounded.

Thai army tackles Red Shirts

2010-05-14 08:26

Thai troops have fired tear gas as they advance toward a protest checkpoint following overnight fighting that killed one and wounded 11, including a rogue general.

Thai Reds may end rallies

2010-05-05 14:40

Thailand’s anti-government “Red Shirts” have hinted their weeks-long rally in the heart of Bangkok could soon end as they await more details on the government’s reconciliation roadmap.

Thailand 'must consider help'

2010-05-01 19:30

Thailand's prolonged stand-off between the government and "Red Shirt" protesters could deteriorate into an "undeclared civil war", a top think-tank has warned.

Thai Reds want EU intervention

2010-04-29 10:56

Thailand’s “Red Shirt” protesters have tried to put pressure on their government by asking the EU to send observers to monitor further crackdowns by the Thai army.

Protesters vow to hold key sites

2010-04-25 12:00

Thai protesters have vowed to fight until victory following a breakdown of negotiations and a televised appearance by the prime minister.

Thai PM rejects compromise

2010-04-24 16:00

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has rejected a new, compromise offer by anti-government "red shirt" demonstrators to end weeks of increasingly violent protests.

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