Thai Red Shirts rally in support of prime minister

Apr 5, 2014

Thai Red Shirts rally in support of prime minister

Tens of thousands of supporters of Thailand’s beleaguered prime minister rallied Saturday on the outskirts of Bangkok, a move aimed at countering months of anti-government protests and a spate of legal challenges that could bring down Yingluck Shinawatra’s administration. The last time pro-government Red ...

Constitutional Court rules Thai election invalid

Mar 21, 2014

Constitutional Court rules Thai election invalid

Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled Friday that a general election held in February was invalid, but the country’s political crisis appeared again to be complicating arrangements for a new vote. The judges voted 6-3 to declare the Feb. 2 election unconstitutional because voting was not ...

Thailand to end state of emergency as protests ease

Mar 18, 2014

Thailand to end state of emergency as protests ease

Thailand announced Tuesday the end of a nearly two-month-long state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas, hoping to lure back foreign visitors following an easing of deadly political protests. The use of emergency rule dealt a heavy blow to Thailand’s key tourism industry ...

Bangkok demonstrators consolidate protest in park

Mar 2, 2014

Bangkok demonstrators consolidate protest in park

Anti-government protesters in Thailand’s capital began settling in at a park in the center of Bangkok on Sunday, withdrawing from other sites after their numbers began to dwindle and attackers endangered their security. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban addressed the demonstrators at Lumpini Park, vowing ...

Thai opposition protesters to end Bangkok 'shutdown'

Mar 1, 2014

Thai opposition protesters to end Bangkok 'shutdown'

Thai opposition protesters seeking to force the prime minister from office said Friday they would abandon most of their rally sites in the capital, ending their self-styled “shutdown” of Bangkok. The move follows increasingly frequent gunfire and grenade attacks targeting the protest sites, mostly ...

Thai protest leader places conditions on talks

Feb 28, 2014

Thai protest leader places conditions on talks

The leader of Thailand’s anti-government protest movement said Thursday he is willing to negotiate to end the country’s political crisis if the prime minister is willing to talk with him live, one-on-one, on every national television station. The offer by Suthep Thaugsuban came as ...

Thai leader's supporters chain anti-graft agency

Feb 27, 2014

Thai leader's supporters chain anti-graft agency

Supporters of Thailand’s embattled prime minister chained shut the headquarters of the National Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday, a day before it plans to charge her with mishandling a government rice subsidy program. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s supporters, called Red Shirts, are copying the tactics ...