Latest January 2006 in Thailand Stories

2005-07-16 01:42:17

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra faced down a barrage of criticism on Saturday for assuming sweeping powers to tackle a 19-month-old insurgency in the country's Muslim south. Critics said the "Emergency Powers Law," which replaced localised martial law in the three southernmost provinces, where more than 800 people have been killed in the unrest, was dictatorial and a recipe for more violence. "It's threatening to be a far bigger blow to the...

2005-07-14 20:52:31

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra called a hasty cabinet meeting on Friday after Muslim militants threw a southern town into chaos with a series of concerted attacks. Ministers would discuss how to react to the first orchestrated attack on a town since a Muslim insurgency began in the far south in January last year, government spokesman Chalermdej Jombunud said. A policeman was killed and 23 people were injured in the attacks which brought havoc to Yala, a normally...

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