ARTICLES RELATING TO THAKSIN SHINAWATRA

Bangkok on high alert after mall bombs

2015-02-02 11:41

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered security to be tightened in Bangkok after two small bombs rattled a luxury shopping mall, stoking tension in a city under martial law since a coup in May.

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.

 

Thailand warns US to mind its own business

2015-01-28 15:50

Thailand has warned the US against meddling in its political affairs, saying many Thais had been hurt by the remarks of a visiting US envoy who took a swipe at the ruling military junta's practices.

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.

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