» 02/14/2012, 00.00
Thais evaluate highs and lows of Yingluck Shinawatra’s government
Fight against drugs, international relations and increase in minimum wage factors that have received the most support in the polls. Disappointment over problems related to floods, rising prices and the divisions within the population.
Bangkok, stock market and currency slump: power vacuum threatens to scuttle Thailand
The Constitutional Court dismiss the Prime Minister for abuse of power. Today, the anti-corruption commission could lead to the end of Yingluck’s political career. Powers to pass to a new cabinet , called to lead the country until the July vote.
Thaksin Shinawatra’s shadow hangs over premier-elect Yingluck
The newly elected leader is working to form the government, her choice of Ministers of Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs will be decisive in outlining her future policy and whether she will be truly independent from her brother Thaksin. AsiaNews interviews policy experts.
Opposition defies state of emergency in Bangkok as pro-government figures is wounded in the north
A leading pro-government 'red shirt' personality is wounded after being shot in the shoulder and the leg. 'Red' leaders announce non-stop protests. Sources tell AsiaNews that "The idea is to hold a vote, have it overturned on legal grounds in order to gain six months to pursue reforms. However, there is no strong personality that could encourage compromise."
Thai opposition protest spreads from Bangkok
Yellow Shirts lay siege to government offices and ministries; in the southern provinces they storm local government buildings. Thailand's prime minister asks for special powers to contain the protest. Sources tell AsiaNews that "the situation is beginning to be worrisome" but remains calm. A power struggle is behind the unrest.
25/08/2017 10:14:00 THAILAND
Bangkok, Yingluck Shinawatra fails to attend sentencing. Warrant issued for her arrest
The former premier was accused in 2015 by the military junta over a subsidy plan for rice producers. The Supreme Court postponed the sentencing of the criminal proceedings against her to September 27. If found guilty, the former premier could be sentenced to up to 10 years in jail and banned from politics. Nobody knows where the woman is. The authorities fear the reactions of her supporters.
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