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2012-06-29 02:23:01

BANGKOK, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Thailand delivered its third update on preparations to submit Thailand's bid to host the World Expo 2020 Ayutthaya the 151st General Assembly of the Bureau of International Expositions (Bureau International des Expositions: BIE) in Paris during last 11-12 June among 157 member countries. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120629/HK33241 ) Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Chumpol SILAPA-ARCHA, led a delegation of Royal Thai...

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...

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 of the council's headquarters Friday, MCOT.net reported Friday. The protesters said they chose to perform the cursing ritual instead of throwing eggs at Abhisit because they feared the action...

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. The seven belonging to the People's Alliance for Democracy gave themselves up after an appeals court revoked three more serious charges, including treason, against the group's core leaders the previous day, the Thai News Agency reported. The court had ordered the release of two other leaders on bail. Their surrender came after the court let stand...

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. Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat escaped over a back fence in the morning after delivering a policy address. But other members were unable to leave for more than five hours, when the police dispersed the massed protesters with volleys of tear gas and cleared the way...

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...

2008-10-05 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....

2008-09-29 09:00:36

Anti-gov't protesters clash with airport security personnel as Thai PM visits south BANGKOK, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Anti-government protesters organized by the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) clashed with airport security personnel shortly after the arrival of Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat in Thai southern province Surat Thani Saturday, local media reported. The incident took place after Somchai was leaving the airport and confronted a group of PAD protesters, according to Thai...

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. A court ruled yesterday that Samak Sundaravej had violated the constitution, which bans ministers having outside interests, by taking money from a private company to host a television cooking show. The ruling gave Mr Samak no option but to stand down immediately, but his cabinet will stay...