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Former PM Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years in prison

Bangkok (AP) — The Supreme Court in Bangkok sentenced former prime-minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia on Wednesday to five years in prison for alleged...

Thaksin not interested in reconciliation process

Bangkok (AP) — Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, ousted by the military coup in 2006 and still the object of political passions, declared Friday...

Court rejects Thaksin’s demand for the return of his Thai passports

The Central Administrative Court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra against the foreign permanent secretary and director-general of...

Ex-Minister of Finance urges both sides of the political divide to...

BANGKOK, 27 March 2014  Ex-Minister of Finance Tanong Pitaya has given some insight and overview of the current political situation — also explaining how...

Democrats ready to enter the race again after electoral reforms have...

BANGKOK, 21 March 2014  The Democrat Party is ready to enter the race again, but they firmly stated that the elections must be accepted...

Arrest warrant out for gunman firing at home of PDRC leader’s...

BANGKOK, March 13 -- Nakhon Ratchasima Provincial Court on Thursday approved an arrest warrant for a gunman who sprayed bullets at the Nakhon Ratchasima...

InTouch Group affirms no involvement in politics

BANGKOK, 21 Feb 2014  InTouch Group has made known publicly that the company is not involved in politics, stressing it has operated with transparency...

Protesters, farmers ponder separate major rallies tomorrow in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Feb 18 – Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has announced another round of large rallies in Bangkok tomorrow along with a major farmers’ demonstration...

Govt told to urgently sell stockpiled rice

BANGKOK, Feb 8 – The caretaker government was recommended to urgently release 18 million tonnes of rice from the state stockpiles to secure money...

Cambodian citizens implicated in murder of protester

BANGKOK, Jan 27 – Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said Cambodian gunmen might be involved in the murder of the fourth anti-government protester in Bang-na...

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