ARTICLES RELATING TO THAKSIN SHINAWATRA

Thai army chief named prime minister

2014-08-21 10:48

Thailand's junta-picked national assembly has chosen coup leader General Prayuth Chan-O-Cha as prime minister in a one-horse race that entrenched the military's hold on power.

Thai hunger-striker files charges against junta

2014-06-10 12:44

A Thai political activist who has started a hunger strike in protest against last month's coup has filed charges against junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha for defaming the monarchy and acts of treason.

Thailand's junta detains anti-coup leader

2014-06-06 07:05

Thailand's junta says that it has captured a fugitive anti-coup leader facing possible imprisonment, as the ruling generals seek to stamp out any criticism of their seizure of power.

Thai military rulers appoint advisers

2014-05-28 11:11

Thailand's junta has appointed as advisers two retired generals with palace connections, putting powerful establishment figures firmly in the ascendant in the country's power struggle.

Thai army chief calls meeting of political rivals

2014-05-21 10:17

Thailand's military has called for crisis talks between warring political rivals, vowing to stop the kingdom degenerating into another "Ukraine or Egypt" after imposing martial law.

Thai army invokes martial law to quell unrest

2014-05-20 07:09

Thailand's army has declared martial law after months of deadly anti-government protests, deploying armed troops in central Bangkok and censoring the media but insisting the move was "not a coup".

Thai Red Shirts mobilise to defend besieged PM

2014-04-04 08:53

With a flurry of punches and kicks, hundreds of Thai "Red Shirts" undergo self-defence drills as they mobilise to protect Thaksin Shinawatra's embattled government.

Thai anti-graft body attacked ahead of PM defence

2014-03-28 13:11

Two grenades have been fired into Thailand's anti-corruption office, police say, the latest attack on an agency that has lodged a case against the embattled prime minister.

Bangkok protest violence spreads

2014-02-25 15:01

Violence has spread to another anti-government protest site in Thailand's capital following weekend explosions that left five people dead, including four children, security officials say.

Explosion, gunfire near Bangkok protest site

2014-02-25 09:00

An explosion and gunfire has rocked a sprawling anti-government protest site in the Thai capital after the protesters' leader warned of armed militants being brought to Bangkok.

3 dead in attack on Thai anti-govt protesters

2014-02-24 09:06

Two young siblings and a woman have been killed in an apparent grenade attack against anti-government protesters occupying an upscale shopping area of Thailand's capital.

Thailand's PM to face charges over rice scheme

2014-02-18 17:01

Amid continuing violence in Thailand, the country's anti-corruption body has announced it is filing charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra relating to a rice subsidy scheme.

Police try to reclaim protest sites in Thailand

2014-02-14 12:54

Thailand has deployed thousands of riot police in Bangkok to try to reclaim government headquarters and other areas long occupied by protesters.

Thailand to deploy 10 000 police for election

2014-01-29 10:40

Thailand's government will deploy 10 000 police in the capital for the weekend election, which protesters have promised to disrupt as part of their attempt to topple the prime minister.

Thai ruling party opposes election delay

2014-01-27 11:06

Thailand's ruling party has called for controversial elections to go ahead, despite widespread disruption to advance voting by opposition protesters who besieged polling stations.

Bangkok under emergency as pro-govt leader shot

2014-01-22 09:48

A pro-government leader has been shot and wounded in Thailand's northeast, a stronghold of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as a state of emergency was instituted.

Minister: It's about time to take back Bangkok

2014-01-17 15:37

A senior Thai minister says "it's about time" to take back control of the capital, a sign the government may be losing patience with a blockade by thousands of protesters.

Thai PM faces allegations of corruption

2014-01-17 10:03

Thailand's prime minister is facing fresh legal troubles after the country's anti-corruption commission announced it would investigate her handling of a controversial rice policy.

Thai protesters launch Bangkok 'shutdown'

2014-01-13 10:47

Thousands of Thai opposition protesters have occupied major streets in Bangkok in an attempted "shutdown" of the capital, escalating a campaign to unseat the embattled premier.

Thailand: Army will protect election

2013-12-27 09:53

Thailand says that it would ask the army to provide security for the February elections after clashes between police and the opposition left two people dead and more than 150 wounded.

Thailand exiled PM may never return home

2013-12-13 13:09

Since being ousted as Thailand's prime minister in a military coup, Thaksin Shinawatra has been busy in the international arena, though it seems that he will never return to Thailand.

Thai PM dissolves Parly, calls elections

2013-12-09 08:16

Thailand's prime minister has announced she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.

Thai violence eases before king's birthday

2013-12-04 15:55

Protesters intent on toppling Thailand's prime minister plan to press their struggle again with a march on Bangkok's police headquarters, one day after a truce in honour of the king's birthday.

Thailand braces for more violence

2013-12-02 09:59

The UN has closed its office in Bangkok, dozens of schools are closed and many civil servants stayed away from work as the Thai capital braces for more violence in a spiralling political crisis.

Thai protesters target PM's headquarters

2013-11-29 11:52

Hundreds of police have been deployed at Thailand's ruling party headquarters as defiant opposition protesters set their sights on bringing down the government.

 

Thai junta allows deposed PM to leave country

2014-07-17 08:07

Thailand's junta has given permission to ousted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave the country for the first time since a 22 May coup, a military spokesperson says.

Thai junta prescribes 'national happiness'

2014-06-06 13:18

With free meals, music concerts and dancing soldiers, Thailand's junta is waging a propaganda offensive to encourage "national happiness" following a military coup that has severely restricted civil liberties.

Thai junta sidelines pro-Thaksin police, governors

2014-06-05 10:41

Thailand's military is conducting a systematic reshuffle to blunt the power of officials seen as loyal to former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

After coup, Thai army summons Shinawatra family

2014-05-23 07:38

Thailand's ruling military has summoned the entire ousted government and members of the politically influential family at the heart of the country's conflict, a day after it seized control.

Selfies with soldiers during Thai martial law

2014-05-20 10:25

Some snatched selfies with armed soldiers but most passers-by barely blinked as troops and jeeps mounted with machine-guns took to Bangkok's streets.

Thai PM rules out resigning amid moves to oust him

2014-05-19 20:13

Thailand's acting prime minister has ruled out resigning as a way out of a protracted political crisis that is stunting economic growth, as protesters stepped up pressure to remove him.

Thailand's 'red shirts' gear up for a fight

2014-03-31 12:35

The clock is ticking for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who faces impeachment within weeks, but her supporters are hatching plans to thwart any move to dismiss her.

Gunshots rattle Thai capital as PM flies out

2014-02-26 13:18

Gunmen have opened fire near several opposition protest sites in Bangkok, stoking tensions in the capital as Thailand's prime minister flew to her political stronghold in the north.

Divided Thailand faces warnings of civil war

2014-02-25 14:00

Thailand risks sliding into civil war after a wave of political violence in which 22 people have been killed, officials warn, as the unrest claimed the life of a fourth child.

Third child dies in Thai protest violence

2014-02-24 12:11

A six-year-old girl has become the third child to die in recent days in Thailand's political unrest, as the army chief warns that the country could collapse if violence continues.

Thai protesters vow to storm PM's HQ

2014-02-19 07:32

Defiant Thai opposition protesters have threatened to storm Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's crisis headquarters, stepping up their campaign a day after dramatic street clashes.

Thai police clash with protesters, 2 dead

2014-02-18 11:00

Clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators in Bangkok have left two people dead and 57 others injured as riot police attempt to clear out protest camps.

Limbo looms for Thailand after protest-hit polls

2014-02-03 09:02

Thailand's protest-plagued elections herald a political stalemate that risks unleashing deepening turmoil and potential judicial intervention in the polarised kingdom, experts say.

Thai govt wants Feb election to go ahead

2014-01-28 11:28

Thailand's government wants a controversial general election to go ahead this weekend, a deputy prime minister says, despite threats by opposition protesters to disrupt the polls.

Thailand awaits court ruling on election

2014-01-24 11:35

Thailand's embattled government faces a key court ruling on whether it can go ahead with a fiercely disputed election despite threats by opposition protesters to block the vote.

Thai govt considers 'state of emergency'

2014-01-20 12:11

Thai authorities are "very seriously" considering a state of emergency after a weekend of violence in the capital where protesters have been trying to bring down the government.

Explosion hits Bangkok protesters

2014-01-17 12:07

Dozens of people have been wounded in Bangkok after an explosion hit anti-government demonstrators marching through the city in some of the bloodiest violence reported this year.

Thai PM stands firm on February election

2014-01-15 17:19

Thailand's government has stuck to a plan for a February election despite mounting pressure from protesters who have brought parts of Bangkok to a near-standstill.

Gunman opens fire at Thai protesters

2013-12-28 08:26

An unidentified gunman has opened fire at opposition protesters in Bangkok, killing one person and wounding others in a pre-dawn attack that fanned tensions in the kingdom.

Rocks, tear gas fly as Thai protests heat up

2013-12-26 08:24

Protesters trying to halt preparations for elections have fought continuous battles with police in the Thai capital, escalating their campaign to topple the country's beleaguered government.

Thai PM will not resign before polls

2013-12-10 16:49

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she would not resign ahead of 2014 national elections, her voice filling with emotion as she discussed her family's role in Thai politics.

Thai protest leaders refuse to give up

2013-12-06 10:50

Protesters seeking to topple Thailand's government have stayed off the street after halting their demonstration the day before out of respect for the king on his birthday.

Thai tensions ease as police give in

2013-12-03 12:06

Thai police have allowed opposition protesters through barricades outside the government and metropolitan police headquarters, easing tensions after two days of violent clashes.

Thai police guard key sites

2013-12-01 07:23

Police in Thailand are bracing for more violence after political protests erupted into street fighting between supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Thai PM survives no confidence vote

2013-11-28 08:33

Thailand's embattled prime minister has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote as opposition protesters keep up their fight to try to topple her government.

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