Amy Sawitta Lefevre

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Impeachment process begins for ousted Thai PM Yingluck

Nov 28, 2014

Impeachment process begins for ousted Thai PM Yingluck

Thailand’s military-appointed legislature on Friday started impeachment proceedings against ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over a loss-making rice subsidy program, seen as a further step to try to end the political influence of her powerful family. Yingluck was removed from office in May, ...

Australia seeks Thai help for Aussie couples, surrogate babies

Aug 30, 2014

Australia seeks Thai help for Aussie couples, surrogate babies

Australia urged Thailand on Friday to allow Australian couples with babies born by Thai surrogate mothers to return home with their children following a crackdown on commercial surrogacy that has left many couples in limbo. Foreigners attempting to leave Thailand, a top destination for ...

'Option B': the blueprint for Thailand's coup

| May 30, 2014

'Option B': the blueprint for Thailand's coup

On Dec. 27 last year, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand’s powerful army chief, stood before a crowded news conference and stunned the beleaguered government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra by saying he would not rule out military intervention to resolve a deteriorating political crisis. Prayuth ...