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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...

2011-05-31 07:56:00

LONDON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an interview published on 28th May in the Thai newspaper Khao Sod, the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Suthep Thaugsuban, issued a series of strongly-worded statements against the London-based international lawyer Robert Amsterdam, who, acting on behalf of the Red Shirt pro-democracy movement, seeks justice for the killings of protesters during the government crackdown during April and May 2010. "I want Thai people to remember this name [Robert...

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

2008-10-10 09:00:22

Seven leaders of a group that has led months of anti-government protests in Thailand were released on bail Friday after surrendering to police.

2008-10-08 06:00:19

By Seth Mydans and Thomas Fuller In a day of street battles that left more than 300 people wounded, anti-government protesters surrounded Parliament on Tuesday, trapping hundreds of lawmakers inside throughout the afternoon.

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.

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.

2008-09-29 09:00:36

Anti-gov't protesters clash with airport security personnel as Thai PM visits south BANGKOK, Sept.

2008-09-10 00:00:08

By Andrew Buncombe THE PRIME Minister of Thailand's enthusiastic effort to mix food and politics has forced him to stand down from office - throwing his country into yet more turmoil and uncertainty.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.