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2008-10-08 00:00:19

By Andrew Buncombe Two protesters killed during clashes with riot police inside parliamentary compound in Bangkok Army chief reassures public that his troops are unarmed and there is no prospect of a military coup THE PRIME Minister of Thailand was forced to scale a fence and flee in a police helicopter yesterday as thousands of protesters barricaded parliament in the latest twist in the country's seething political turmoil. Riot police fired tear gas in clashes with activists who had...

2008-10-06 09:00:20

Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, Oct. 5 BAGHDAD -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abu al-Gheit arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit on Sunday, official Iraqi television reported. (Iraq-Egypt-Visit) - - - - BANGKOK -- Thai police arrested another leader of anti- government coalition People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) on Sunday morning, the second arrest of PAD leaders in three days. PAD leader Chamlong Srimuang was arrested at an election booth at the Seth Sathien...

2008-10-05 12:00:08

By Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand -- A one-time Bangkok mayor and key leader of a monthslong anti-government movement that spearheaded the ouster of a Thai prime minister was arrested today on charges of insurrection, police said. In a continuing crackdown on the movement, police were seen hauling Chamlong Srimuang away at a polling station where elections for the city's top job were beginning. Police Colonel Sarathon Pradit confirmed that Chamlong had been arrested. Police on Aug....

2008-10-05 09:00:07

Thai police have arrested key opposition leader Chamlong Srimuang as part of crackdown against anti-government protesters, local media reported Sunday. The Thai News Agency says Chamlong, a leader of the People's Alliance for Democracy, was arrested early Sunday at a polling booth after voting in Bangkok's gubernatorial elections, CNN reported. The People's Alliance has orchestrated a five-week-long siege of Thailand's Government House, demanding the ouster of People Power Party members...

2008-09-03 06:00:08

By Seth Mydans The embattled government of Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej faced challenges both on the streets and in the courts Tuesday after declaring a state of emergency in Bangkok. Samak called out the military early in the day to put down a running battle between supporters and opponents of the government, who attacked each other with sticks, swords, slingshots and firearms. At least one person was killed and dozens were injured. Later Tuesday, the Election Commission ruled that...

2008-09-03 00:00:08

By Kathy Marks TROOPS WERE back on the streets of Bangkok yesterday, two years after Thailand was plunged into turmoil by a military coup. But in a twist typical of labyrinthine Thai politics, the soldiers were summoned by the man who most fears an army takeover. The Prime Minister, Samak Sundaravej, declared a state of emergency after a week of anti-government demonstrations aimed at forcing him out turned violent. One man was killed and dozens were injured, several seriously, during...

2008-08-27 15:00:33

Protest leaders in Thailand said they were prepared for arrest as Bangkok riot police squared off with thousands of anti-government demonstrators. Protesters converged Wednesday on Government House, the headquarters of Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, for what they called a final push to remove him from office. "I'm ready to be arrested," protest leader Chamlong Srimuang told The New York Times. "If they want to put us in jail, we'll go to jail. We aren't going anywhere." The BBC said...

2006-04-04 09:37:45

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Tuesday he would step down to defuse a long-running political crisis, although it remained unclear exactly when. "I want to retreat by not taking the prime ministership, but I have to be caretaker prime minister until the selection process for the next prime minister is complete," he said in a nationally televised address. He did not name a successor. It was not certain, however, when parliament...

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...


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