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2008-09-08 06:00:09

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 8 September [Report by Komsan Tortermvasana, Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn: "Spreading the word"] Activists' use of digital devices is changing the rules of the political game, for better or worse, report Komsan Tortermvasana and Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn In any political conflict, media are always exploited as a tool for one side to attack the other. In the current showdown between the government and the People's Alliance...

2008-09-03 09:00:28

Anti-gov't protesters storm Thai southern airports despite emergency decree BANGKOK, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Supporters of Thailand's anti- government group People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) in the south relaunched raids at several airports Tuesday despite the state of emergency Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej declared in Bangkok in the morning. On Tuesday afternoon, PAD supporters blocked entrances of airport in southern province Surat Thani to oppose the premier's imposing state...

2008-08-31 09:00:21

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 31 August [Unattributed report from the "Breaking News" section Resort airports reopen at Phuket, Krabi] Protesters dispersed and authorities reopened the airports at Phuket and Krabi in the South on Sunday, Airports of Thailand announced. "We closed the airports to tell them we can do this on a much, much bigger scale if they don't listen to us," said PAD founder Sondhi Limthongkul in an interview with the foreign...

2008-08-31 09:00:16

By SUTIN WANNABOVORN By Sutin Wannabovorn The Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand's prime minister vowed Saturday that he would not resign, even as pressure mounted with anti-government protesters occupying his headquarters for a fifth day Saturday and disrupting rail and air service. Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej called an emergency session of parliament for to day so both houses can debate the crisis and try to resolve it politically , said Surachai Phuprasert, a top...

2008-08-30 12:00:09

By Grant Peck Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thai police fired tear gas at thousands of right-wing protesters besieging their headquarters Friday, while demonstrators outside the capital disrupted air and rail service in a growing campaign to unseat the prime minister. Saying that Western-style democracy has allowed corruption to flourish, the protesters have said they hope to repeat their success of two years ago, when they helped topple former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra....

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...

2006-07-12 03:37:30

By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Leaders of a campaign to oust Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra decided on Wednesday not to resume street protests until revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej has recovered from a cracked rib. The decision by the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) to postpone Friday's planned rally followed repeated calls by a top royal adviser not to drag the 78-year-old monarch into the political fray stemming from April's annulled general election....

2006-07-07 04:33:16

By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Leaders of a campaign seeking to oust Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Friday they would resume street protests on July 14 to force the embattled leader to resign. The People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), a coalition of groups that rallied thousands of Bangkok's middle class against Thaksin earlier this year, said the prime minister threatened Thailand's constitutional monarchy so long as he remained in office. "We believe in...

2006-04-07 04:10:23

By Rosalind Russell BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's ruling party wants to invoke the "spirit" of the constitution rather than its exact letter to break a deadlock caused by the opposition's election boycott, Foreign Minister Kantathi Suphamongkhon said on Friday. However, speaking to foreign reporters two days after Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra stepped aside to help solve the crisis, he failed to explain how to get around a rule that says parliament must be full for a government...

2006-04-06 21:56:13

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's decision to step aside after a snap election left him unable to form a new government has let some steam out of a seven-month political crisis, but the drama is far from over. The main opposition parties are boycotting by-elections on April 23 meant to complete last weekend's snap poll called by Thaksin to rout critics who accused him of corruption and abuse of power. They want political reforms first....


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