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Thai Prime Minister Vows To Ban Domestic Ivory Trade
2013-03-04 04:46:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The prime minister of Thailand has pledged to take steps to change the country´s currently legal domestic ivory trade in order to help protect endangered elephants, various media outlets reported Sunday. Speaking during the opening day of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Yingluck Shinawatra announced that she would be amending Thai law with the intention of putting an end to a market which...

2008-09-18 00:00:12

World News IN BRIEF *BANGKOK A brother-in law of the deposed leader Thaksin Shinawatra has been elected Prime Minister of Thailand in a parliamentary vote, setting up a showdown with protesters determined to tear down his political legacy. Somchai Wongsawat, a 61-year-old bureaucrat who is married to Mr Thaksins sister, appealed for national unity after the vote. He declined to answer a question about his relative, who was deposed in a coup in 2006 and is now in exile in London. It is now...

2008-09-01 06:00:20

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Steve Bercic] Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) - Taiwanese tourists stranded on the Thai resort island of Phuket since Friday when anti-government protesters forced the closure of the airport were slated to return to Taiwan Monday evening, a China Airlines official said that day. A CAL flight was scheduled to depart Monday afternoon for Phuket International Airport, which resumed operations Sunday after protesters calling for...

2008-08-28 18:00:23

THOUSANDS of protesters demanding the Thai prime minister resign defied a court order to leave land outside his office last night. Bangkok Civil Court ruled that the People's Alliance for Democracy had to immediately clear the area. But protest leader Samran Rodpetch declared they would not move. Earlier the court issued arrest warrants for nine leaders of the anti-government movement. A police spokesman said the charges they faced included insurrection, which carries a maximum...

2008-08-27 15:00:33

Protest leaders in Thailand said they were prepared for arrest as Bangkok riot police squared off with thousands of anti-government demonstrators. Protesters converged Wednesday on Government House, the headquarters of Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, for what they called a final push to remove him from office. "I'm ready to be arrested," protest leader Chamlong Srimuang told The New York Times. "If they want to put us in jail, we'll go to jail. We aren't going anywhere." The BBC said...

2008-08-11 15:00:36

By MARTIN WILLIAMS OUSTED Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is said to have flown to London yesterday on the eve of facing multiple corruption charges in Bangkok. The billionaire owner of Premier League club Manchester City was due to return to the Thai city after watching the opening of the Olympic Games in Beijing. But MP Pracha Prasobdee told reporters at the airport he had spoken to a Thaksin aide who said the former prime minister would be making a statement tomorrow from...

2008-08-11 00:00:13

World News IN BRIEF *BANGKOK The ousted Thai prime minister and his wife have failed to board their flight from Beijing to Bangkok, intensifying speculation they are skipping bail and going into exile. Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife, Potjaman, who is on bail after being sentenced to three years for tax fraud, were both required to report to the courts today. The couple and their inner circle face a string of corruption cases. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest...

2006-04-05 01:59:38

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will take "a rest" and hand over to an interim successor, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. Deputy Prime Minister Chidchai Vanasatidya, responsible for security in the Muslim south where an insurgency has dragged on since 2004, would take over from Thaksin, who could take back the job if necessary, the spokesman told reporters. "The prime minister is taking a rest from his job until there is a royal appointment of a...

2006-04-04 08:50:04

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Embattled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Tuesday he will step aside when parliament meets following the weekend general election. "I want to retreat by not taking the prime ministership, but I have to be caretaker prime minister until the selection process for the next prime minister is complete," he said in a nationally televised address.

2006-04-04 08:41:39

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Embattled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Tuesday he will step aside when parliament meets following the weekend general election. "I want to retreat by not taking the prime ministership, but I have to be caretaker prime minister until the selection process for the next prime minister is complete," he said in a nationally televised address.