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2006-08-25 00:20:12

By Ed Cropley BANGKOK (Reuters) - Sceptical Thai media questioned on Friday the government's assertion of a plot to blow up Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but the opposition feared the incident could presage a violent election campaign. "Bomb plot or stunt?" the Bangkok Post asked in a front page headline the day after police showed off ammonium nitrate, TNT, C4 plastic explosive and a remote control circuit they said was found in a car parked near Thaksin's house in the...

2006-08-07 08:29:25

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra kicked off his campaign on Monday for a general election re-run, promising to shore up farm prices, hand out free computers for every child and tackle poverty in Thailand's poorest region. The three-day tour of the northeast, which has the most lawmakers in the 500-member lower house of parliament and where Thaksin remains very popular, drew accusations he was using taxpayer money to win re-election. The...

2006-08-07 03:20:59

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Embattled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra kicked off his campaign on Monday for a general election re-run, handing out cows and land deeds in Thailand's poorest region. The three-day tour of the northeast, which has the most lawmakers in the 500-member lower house of parliament and where Thaksin remains very popular, drew accusations he was using taxpayer money to win re-election. Opposition parties, whose boycott of an April general...

2006-07-25 22:33:08

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand moved promptly toward fixing a long-running political crisis on Wednesday after a court cleared the way to a solution by jailing its three sitting election commissioners for four years. The Senate and Supreme Court were starting the process to select a new Election Commission after the incumbents were jailed for mishandling a snap April general election, annulled later, which left Thailand without a government able to make key...

2006-07-25 06:44:36

By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court sent three election commissioners to jail for four years on Tuesday for mishandling April's inconclusive general election, clearing the way for a new poll to end a long-running political crisis. Both the Bangkok Criminal Court and the Appeals Court denied them bail after the ruling, which came three months after King Bhumibol Adulyadej told judges to clean up the mess left behind by the April election, which was annulled...

2006-07-13 02:35:01

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court agreed on Thursday to consider allegations of electoral abuse by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's ruling party and the main opposition party which could lead to their being disbanded. Three minor parties caught up in political shenanigans during April's general election -- which has since been annulled -- will also come under the court's scrutiny. "The Constitutional Court voted to hear the cases to dissolve five political...

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...

2006-06-25 00:53:09

Kitiphong Thaicharoen BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Sunday his ruling party had done nothing wrong as it faces possible dissolution over alleged violation of election laws. "How can it be dissolved? The Thai Rak Thai party has done nothing wrong. There should not be any disbanding," Thaksin told reporters after meeting with his party members. "We will have a party meeting on July 4 to discuss its direction and readiness for the next election," he...

2006-05-23 00:40:39

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra formally took back the reins of power on Tuesday, chairing a cabinet meeting almost two months after he came under fire from critics and announced he was taking a break. "Certainly," Thaksin replied with a broad smile when asked if he was back in charge of a country which has suffered economically from the political chaos which has prevailed since an inconclusive April 2 general election was declared unlawful. High on the...

2006-05-16 02:00:21

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's top courts, given the arduous job of ending a complex political and constitutional crisis, were expected to pile more pressure on election commissioners to quit on Tuesday. One of the four commissioners who organised a snap April 2 election later ruled unlawful was reported to be ready to resign, but, like most other elements of this crisis, nothing was certain. Supreme Court spokesman Wirat Chinwinigkul said the hope was that the...