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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...

2008-09-16 06:00:12

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 16 September [Report by Kornchanok Raksaseri: "Somchai seems the best bet from PPP"] People Power Party's deputy leader Somchai Wongsawat, 61, has been the top contender for Samak Sundaravej's job, and there are lots of reasons why he would be good at it. His wife Yaowapa, the younger sister of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, was a member of the now-defunct Thai Rak Thai Party and lost her voting right when the...

2006-06-10 21:51:31

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's political crisis is expected to worsen after a truce for gala festivities for the Diamond Jubilee of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej end this week, analysts, newspapers and the opposition say. Despite repeated calls by the world's longest serving monarch for a negotiated end to the crisis, they appear to be going unheeded in the campaign to oust Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. No one is sure how the fight to unseat Thaksin,...

2006-05-31 06:29:47

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday a bid to nominate candidates for two empty seats on the Election Commission, raising pressure on its members, accused of favoring the government, to resign. A rare sitting of all Supreme Court judges voted 72 to 4 to turn down the outgoing Senate's call following an inconclusive April 2 snap general election later declared unlawful, court spokesman Wirat Chinwinigkul told reporters. Wirat did not...

2006-05-08 04:34:39

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that the inconclusive April 2 general election was unconstitutional and said a new poll should be held to try to resolve months of political deadlock. "The Constitutional Court voted 8 to 6 that the elections were unconstitutional and voted 9 to 5 to hold a new election," Judge Ura Wangomklang told reporters immediately after the court met. A spokesman later confirmed the ruling and said the...

2006-05-08 02:11:26

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that the inconclusive April 2 general election was unconstitutional and a new poll should be held. "The Constitutional Court voted 8 to 6 that the elections were unconstitutional and voted 9 to 5 to hold a new election," Judge Ura Wangomklang told reporters immediately after the court met. A court spokesman later confirmed the ruling and said it was up to the government to set the date for a new...

2006-04-23 04:27:53

By Nopporn Wong-Anan PATTANI, Thailand (Reuters) - Thais voted in election reruns on Sunday marred by militant attacks in the restive Muslim south and protests against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's ruling party. Preliminary results of the 40 polls, mostly in southern strongholds of the Democrat Party that led two other opposition parties to boycott April 2 general elections, are expected after 1500 GMT on Sunday, local election officials said. A top election official in...

2006-04-23 02:20:38

By Nopporn Wong-Anan PATTANI, Thailand (Reuters) - Thais voted in election reruns on Sunday marred by militant attacks in the restive Muslim south and protests against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's ruling party. The 40 polls, mostly in southern strongholds of the Democrat Party that led two other opposition parties to boycott April 2 general elections, could leave up to 10 parliamentary seats empty, a senior election official said. That could force another round of polls next...

2006-04-21 22:30:33

By Nopporn Wong-Anan NARATHIWAT, Thailand (Reuters) - Fear and fatigue loomed large in Thailand's restive Muslim south on Saturday as officials beefed up security on the eve of by-elections unlikely to resolve a constitutional crisis. Double or triple the number of police and troops would be deployed around 466 polling stations in Narathiwat province on Sunday, four days after five people were killed in bomb and gun attacks during Senate elections, officials said. In addition to the...


Word of the Day
ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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