» 07/06/2011, 00.00
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.
Thai army imposes martial law, censors media as stock market crashes
The military say they made the decision to "preserve law and order", to ensure national security. They claim it is not a coup. Three pro- government TV channels and the main opposition broadcaster blocked. Stock markets crash amid fears for the future of the national economy
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.
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.
Tension rises in Bangkok as pro-government protesters ready to take to the streets
The leaders of the "Red Shirts" are ready to demonstrate in favor of government, the leader of the opposition want to oust the "the Shinawatra clan” from the country. Fears grow of clashes between the two sides . Meanwhile, farmers for months waiting for the payment of food announce protests and road blocks.
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