Thai ex-PM Yingluck pulls vanishing act on crunch court date

2017-08-25 12:13

Thailand's ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra missed a court appearance in a negligence trial on Friday that could have seen her jailed, prompting the Supreme Court to issue an arrest warrant amid snowballing speculation that she has fled the coun

Thai ex-PM starts trial for role in rice subsidy scheme

2015-05-19 13:52

Thailand's former PM Yingluck Shinawatra entered a plea of not guilty at the start of a trial that could see her jailed for a decade.

Thailand presses criminal charges against ex-PM

2015-02-19 08:00

Thailand's attorney general has pressed criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence related to her government's money-losing rice subsidy scheme.

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.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck banned from politics

2015-01-23 09:38

Thai authorities have dealt a blow to ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra, banning her from politics for five years and proceeding with criminal charges for negligence that could put her in jail.

Ousted Thai PM to make final impeachment defence

2015-01-22 13:56

Ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra has arrived at Thailand’s junta-picked legislature to make a last ditch defence ahead of an impeachment vote that could see her banned from politics for five years.

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 junta to share power with new government

2014-07-11 19:37

Thailand's junta says that it would keep control of national security under a planned interim government, despite international calls for a return to full civilian rule.

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.


Former Thai PM says she's innocent, asks for 'kindness'

2017-08-01 17:06

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has declared her innocence and asked for "kindness" from a court during closing arguments in a criminal negligence trial

Thai court accepts criminal case against former PM Yingluck

2015-03-19 09:08

Thailand's Supreme Court has accepted a criminal case against ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on a charge of mishandling a multibillion dollar rice subsidy scheme.

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.

Ex-Thai PM Shinawatra’s party won’t retaliate

2015-01-26 17:27

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party has vowed it would not retaliate a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader.

Ousted Thai PM faces charges over rice scheme

2015-01-23 08:05

Thailand's Attorney General will indict former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence over a controversial rice subsidy scheme, the attorney general's office says.

'Serious concern' on human rights in Thailand - UN

2014-09-03 08:54

The UN says it was "seriously concerned" about growing restrictions on human rights activists in Thailand after a string of curbs on freedom of expression in the junta-ruled nation.

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.

No advanced planning for coup - Thai general

2014-06-26 13:41

A senior Thai general has rejected reports the army planned to rid the kingdom of the influence of controversial former premier Thaksin Shinawatra years before it seized power in May.

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.

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