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2011-06-21 08:32:00

LONDON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A lawyer representing Thailand's Red Shirt pro-democracy movement has criticized a move by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to hold an election campaign rally at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok, the site of mass killings of protesters by the Army in May 2010. "It's not only a profound insult to the victims and survivors, Prime Minister Abhisit is flaunting his denial of responsibility for this atrocity in an attempt to provoke Red Shirts...

2010-11-19 03:30:00

BANGKOK, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Thai Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, announced the plan for the exhibition--BOI Fair 2011: Going Green for the Future, stating that the BOI 2011 event was an important project in which the government and private sectors would cooperate to show the strength and potential of Thailand's industry. It will be held from 10 to 25 November 2011 at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Center at Muang Thong Thani. "Next year, 2011, will mark the completion of...

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2010-04-03 07:00:00

Southeast Asian leaders are set to lean on China during talks as controversy builds over the cause of the shrinking lower Mekong River. Beijing's Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao is set to join the premiers of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin to discuss management of the vast river, which over 60 million people depend on. Myanmar will also participate in the summit as a dialogue partner at the top-level talks, which will kick off late Sunday and run...

2009-03-02 11:10:22

Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations vowed to reject protectionist policies during the economic crisis. The group concluded a summit Sunday declaring their intent to cooperate during the global economic downturn, Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, reported Monday. The meeting opened with a call for cooperation. As the financial crisis deepens, the world will look toward our region for action and for confidence, which is exactly what we in ASEAN are set out to do,...

2009-01-16 14:45:31

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was met Friday at the country's Teacher's Council by protesters performing a cursing ritual. About a dozen members of the Sanam Luang Democracy Group, an apparent splinter group of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, roasted chilis and salt outside of the council's headquarters Friday, MCOT.net reported Friday. The protesters said they chose to perform the cursing ritual instead of throwing eggs at Abhisit because they feared the action...

2008-09-01 06:00:20

By Matt Williams BRITISH travellers in Thailand were last night being warned to avoid large gatherings amid the threat of escalating violence and further airport blockades. As protesters continue their stand-off with authorities, the Foreign Office in London urged tourists to exercise "caution", noting that at least one airport had been forced to close due to unrest. Yesterday, a defiant Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej was forced to announce he would not resign in the face of...

2006-06-27 03:22:26

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai prosecutors voted unanimously on Tuesday to ask the Constitutional Court to disband Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's ruling party and the opposition Democrat Party for violating election laws. "The Attorney-General Office's board of 11 members agreed unanimously" Thaksin's Thai Rak Thai (Thais Love Thais), the Democrats and three small parties were guilty of violations, spokesman Attapol Yaisawang told reporters. The Election Commission accused them...

2006-04-04 08:21:24

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will announce on Tuesday that he is taking a "political break" to try to resolve a long-running crisis over opponents' demands for his resignation, an aide said. "He will have to bow to the current situation and take a political break," the aide said soon after Thaksin returned from seeing King Adulyadej Bhumibol. Thaksin was due to speak to the nation on television at 1330 GMT (9:30 a.m. EST), his...

2006-04-04 07:17:39

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Opponents of Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Tuesday they would stop street protests and take part in a new election if he quit immediately. The Thai leader offered on Monday night to resign if they called off the protests and joined a new poll he said could take place 15 months after Sunday's election, which was boycotted by the main opposition. But Thaksin set other conditions, including the appointment of an eminent persons...

2006-04-04 05:05:08

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Opponents of Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Tuesday they would stop street protests and take part in a new election if he quit immediately. The Thai leader had offered on Monday night to resign if they called off the protests and joined a new poll he said could take place 15 months after Sunday's election, which was boycotted by the main opposition. But Thaksin set other conditions, including the appointment of an eminent...