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Yingluck Shinawatra (born 21 June 1967), or nickname Pu (crab ), is a Thai businesswoman and politician, member of the Pheu Thai Party, the 28th and current Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 general election.

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Barred from discussing politics by the Thai junta, ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra opened up her Bangkok home on Friday to talk
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The 2014 coup ousted the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
If shes found guilty of negligence, former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra could be jailed for 10 years
The office of Thailand’s attorney general has announced plans to indict ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in overseeing a rice subsidy programme that lost billions of dollars. Surasak Threerattrakul, the director general of the OAG’s Department, said on Friday that Yingluck will face criminal charges for negligence of duty as a state official. No date has been set for the formal indictment, but if charged Yingluck faces 10 years in jail. The charges came hours before Thailand’s junta-appointed legislature is due to vote on whether to impeach Yingluck for the rice programme. If impeached, Yingluck would be banned from politics for five years. posted on January 23, 2015 at 08:30AM
Atmosphere at Parliament as National Legislative Assembly members vote during an impeachment hearing for ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Thailand's ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to face charges in Supreme Court
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The National Legislative Assembly on Friday voted overwhelmingly by 190 votes out of a possible 220 to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the rice-pledging case.
Parliament votes to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
BREAKING: Thai legislature votes to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over rice scheme.
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BANGKOK — Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been impeached by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), a body whose members were handpicked by the Thai military junta after the 22 May 2014 coup that ousted Yingluck’s elected government.
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Thai legislature votes to impeach former PM Yingluck
The Office of the Attorney-General on Friday resolved to indict former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over the corruption-plagued rice-pledging scheme.
Thailand's legislature is to rule on the political fate of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, with a vote on whether to impeach her.
Thai parliament has impeached former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. She will be banned from politics for 5 years.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will face a criminal charge of negligence in the Supreme Court and possible jail term, the Attorney General's Office said on Friday, in
BANGKOK — A cabinet minister from former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's administration has asked the chairman of the junta-appointed legislature to apologize for referring to him as a
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The National Legislative Assembly has agreed to postpone its political impeachment case against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
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Thai ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is summoned to a military facility, while 155 people are banned from leaving the country.
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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is summoned to hear charges of negligence in connection with a government rice subsidy scheme.
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June 27, 2014 (4:20pm) "Coup not planned in advance": general The world need to know the True..!! A senior general has rejected reports the Army planned to rid the Kingdom of the influence of controversial former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra years before it seized power last month. "As far as I know there was no advance planning, because if it were planned that would be illegitimate," Lt-General Chatchalerm Chalerm-sukh told the British Broadcasting Corp (BBC) in an interview published yesterday. "If you're wondering why this [the coup] happened so smoothly, that was because forces were already deployed in the city," he claimed, referring to Bangkok. His comments came after local media reported that Suthep Thaugsuban, the leader of mass protests that crippled the former administration, said he had been advising the Army chief who led the coup on how to tackle Thaksin for four years. The military seized power on May 22 after several months of protests that saw 28 people killed and hundreds of others w ...
BANGKOK — Thailand’s “independent agencies” continue to investigate former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra a month after her government was deposed in a military coup.
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Makeshift campsite in Lumpini Park, Bangkok, Thailand Anti-government protesters camp in Lumpini Park, in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, as part of their plan to shut down the city and oust current Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. They proudly present images of their beloved Queen Sirikit Kitiyakon. Thais regard the monarchy with the utmost respect and Thailand's Royal family is still part and parcel of everyday life here.
Ex-PM Yingluck wants NACC to question eight more witnesses Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has asked the National Anti-Corruption Commission to question eight additional defence witnesses and to conduct an enquiry on three contentious issues.
ABC Online - 2 hours ago Miss Universe Thailand has renounced her title over remarks she made on social media, including one that "red shirt" activists, supporters of ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, should all be executed.
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A Thai court has ruled that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra must step down over abuse of power charges.
After meeting with leaders of the ousted government Friday, the army detained former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
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A good article by Prof. Emeritus W. Scott Thompson in LA Times recently. Fortunately for Thailand, not all Americans are as stupid as leaders in US Government. Read on.. The millennium of Thai history, the distinction between civilian and military servant of the king has barely existed. Certainly for five centuries generals became ministers and ministers became generals. Since 1932, the Royal Thai Army has always had the last word on who governs. There have been short periods of democracy, when the interests of a broader electorate have coincided with corporate Army interests. To choose the Thaksin regime is to guarantee the death of democracy for Thailand's foreseeable future. - That's one way to look at the coup d'etat that unfolded last week in Thailand. Army Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha and the military forced out an acting Prime Minister who, in turn, had taken over after the Constitutional Court removed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office this month in an abuse-of-power case. Yingluck, a careta ...
The Royal Thai Army declared martial law shortly before dawn on Monday May 20, a week later on Monday, May 27, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) decided to proceed with the Thailand Travel Mart 2014 Plus (June 4-6), the country’s largest travel industry business to business event. The decision shows a real confidence that the military seizure of power and the subsequent crackdown on dissent has created a situation stable enough to host the country’s biggest travel show in Bangkok at the IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. Last Thursday, the Chief of the Royal Thai Army who led the coup assured the safety of tourists even as he announced that the military had taken control of government. Since the military took power, leaders of both factions, Red Shirts and Yellow Shirts, have been arrested as has the country’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. In the latest arrest, the former minister of education was arrested for giving a press conference to foreign media. All foreign media outlets have been ...
Thailand down: Military coup foreboding total collapse: He looks authentic - really a stereotypical coup leader – decked in his uniform, chest covered in medals, and with all that talk about saving the country. Only dark glasses are missing, otherwise he would easily pass for a Southeast Asian Pinochet. He snaps at the press, insults journalists and talks about curfew as if it would be some scout game, which he could be authorized to impose on the entire nation. “The general who led the military takeover of Thailand is known as an ardent defender of the monarchy, an adversary of the former Prime Minister at the center of the nation's political crisis, and a prickly personality prone to snap at unwanted questions”, wrote AP on 23 May, 2014. General Prayuth and his junta, did much more than overthrow the government. They summoned and humiliated now ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her 22 associates, and they also, at least temporarily, disappeared several government and ‘opposition’ l ...
The Thai military continued to hold former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday, a source close to h...
Thailand's military has reportedly detained former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after summoning her and other ministers for talks one day after the military seized power in a bloodless coup.
- Opposition to Thai coup simmers, as aide says ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in a "safe place".
The US has suspended $3.5m (£2.1m) in military aid to Thailand and urged the country's army to restore civilian rule "immediately". Washington also urged tourists to cancel trips and halted non-essential visits by US government officials. The move came as former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra spent her first night in military custody. She was detained along with dozens of political figures on Friday as the coup leaders tightened their grip on power.
In Thailand, the army has detained ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra a day after overthrowing the country's caretaker government in a coup. The siste...
Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and other top Thai political leaders presented themselves to military authorities a day after the army led the country’s 12th coup.
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Thailand Coup military junta bans 150 politicians, Orders them to report. The Thai military on Friday tightened its grip on the politically unstable Southeast Asian nation, banning more than 150 prominent figures from leaving the country and threatening to arrest politicians who disobey its orders. Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was among those who reported to the military junta, which seized power in a coup Thursday after months of turmoil that paralyzed much of the government and caused deadly clashes in the streets of Bangkok. The United States and other countries have criticized the military's intervention, the latest in a long list of coups in Thailand, and called for the swift restoration of democracy., whose government was in power when the unrest began in November, was removed from office this month by the country's Constitutional Court over the appointments of top security officials. Prominent people summoned Yingluck arrived around noon Friday at a military compound in Bangkok with on ...
Senior military officer: Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra now detained, along with her sister & brother-in-law.
The pro-royalist revolt against the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is not only aimed at dislodging from power an influential and wealthy Thai-Chinese family, the Shinawatras, but sending a message to China that a firmly pro-U.S. Thailand will serve the same function on China?s sout…
Thailand has seen over six months of unrest as anti-government protesters, who want to rid the country of the influence of Thaksin Shinawatra, were locked in a power struggle with opponents. Thaksin was a Prime Minister since 2001 till 2006 when he was overthrown in a military coup. Since 2008 he has been living in self-imposed exile in order to avoid a jail term for graft. His opponents accuse him of cronyism and corruption as well as using taxpayers' money to buy votes with populist giveaways. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is Thaksin's sister and is believed to be much affected by him in her policies. She was dismissed from her office on May 7, but her caretaker government had remained nominally in power. The protesters have been demanding a "neutral" interim Prime Minister to oversee the electoral reform. Last week, tensions escalated after gunmen started firing at a ‘yellow shirt’ protest camp, killing three and wounding a further 23. ‘Red shirts’ and ‘yellow shirts’ are the identifyi ...
Thai Military Seizes Power In Coup Thailand’s army chief has announced a coup d’etat, saying the military is taking control of government. In a televised statement, the army chief said the military would restore order and enact political reforms. The army sealed off the venue in Bangkok where political factions had been holding talks for a second day and took away the leaders. It comes after months of political turmoil and the imposition on Tuesday of martial law. The army is to send troops and vehicles to escort protesters away from rally sites, a senior army official told the Reuters news agency. The latest unrest began in the Thai capital late last year, when then-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved the lower house of parliament. Demonstrators have blockaded several areas of Bangkok for months. Earlier this month, a court ordered Ms Yingluck’s removal for alleged abuse of power. Thailand has faced a power struggle since Ms Yingluck’s brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, was ousted by the milit ...
Last night at 3 am Thailand’s military chief appeared on national television to declare martial law across the country, coming two weeks after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's removal from office.
CURRENT AFFAIRS 20-MAY-2014. & 15-20 MAY 2014. (PREVIOUS SIX DAYS) _ CURRENT AFFAIRS 20 May 2014. 1. Dalit leader Jitan Ram Manjhi to replace Nitish Kumar as the next Chief Minister of Bihar. I. Earlier, Nitish Kumar stepped down as such taking moral responsibility of the massive electoral debacle his party suffered in the general election 2014. II. Manjhi currently holds the SC/ST, OBS, EBC Welfare Ministry in the state government. 2. Thailand Army imposes martial law in the country. I. The decision has been taken in order to tackle the deteriorating law and order amidst political upheavel. II. Earlier, Thailand caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was forced out by the Constitutional Court after being found guilty of abusing power as interim PM. III. The reins of the interim government (to be there until July elections) was passed on to Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan; A move which resulted into massive nationwide protest. IV. It is noteworthy that Thailand Army has so far staged 11 c ...
This situation has been going on for some time and martial law has been declared before..it is not like the news is making it sound..all is quiet here at the moment.. Ritha Fellerman May 8 THAI GOVERNMENT DOWN. Yesterday afternoon, The Constitutional Court of Thailand on ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave office, ruling that she abused her powers when she transferred a government official from his post three years ago. The court also demanded the removal of several of Yingluck’s cabinet ministers who it said were complicit in the transfer. Although 24 cabinet ministers remain, this throws Yingluck's party into uncertainty ahead of elections scheduled for July. Deputy Prime Minister Niwatthamrong, one of the remaining cabinet members, was named Thailand's new acting leader. Shinawatra’s opponents had accused her of transferring the official, National Security Council head Thawil Pliensri, in order to install a member of her influential family in that post. The ruling sparks fears of ne ...
BREAKING NEWS: Thailand's military has declared martial law. The military insists the move does not amount to a coup d'etat, saying it took the action to preserve "law and order." Nevertheless the declaration - apparently made without consultation with the Pheu Thai Party's "caretaker" government, gives the generals wide powers to impose their will. The action follows months of unrest in the Southeast Asian kingdom, where anti-government protesters have clogged Bangkok's streets, determined to bring down the democratically elected government and "eradicate" the Shinawatra family from Thai politics. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was removed this month by the Constitutional Court, seen by many as a leading actor in what has been dubbed a "rolling silent judicial coup."
IF YOU ARE trying to get rid of the legitimately elected government of your country, it helps to have the Constitutional Court, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), and the Election Commission on your side. And Thailand’s Constitutional Court has come through for the opposition once again: it has just ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and nine of her cabinet ministers for improperly removing a civil servant from office. This is the latest move in an eight-year campaign by the old political establishment and its middle-class supporters in Bangkok to destroy a populist party, twice renamed and currently called Pheu Thai, that has won every election since 2001. The street protests by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) that have intermittently paralysed Bangkok since last November get the headlines, but the courts remain an indispensable weapon too. The civil servant who lost his post, Thawil Pliensri, was the head of the National Security Council. He was appointed by a pre ...
A Thai court is expected to rule on whether to remove Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office over abuse of power charges.
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(VOVworld) - Predictions by political analysts that forcing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave office would ignite new tensions and worsen the political instability in Thailand have proven accurate. Violence has flared up which threatens the general election scheduled on July 20. Anti-gover…
Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand’s 1st female Prime Minister was accused of illegally transferring the national security chief, Thawil Pliensri
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Thai court orders Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave office
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Supporters of the ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra warned yesterday that installing an unelected leader, a demand of anti-government protesters that has helped to drive months of unrest in which dozens have been killed, could lead to "civil war".
Mr. PM Barrow - please take note - either you follow section "c" of the Preamble of the Constitution, or join Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra! Court Orders First Female PM To Step Down BANGKOK (AP): Thailand's Prime Minister was ordered by a court to step down yesterday in a ruling that handed a victory to anti-government protesters, who have staged six months of street protests, but does little to resolve the country's political crisis. The Constitutional Court found Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of abusing her power by transferring a senior civil servant in 2011 to another position. It ruled that the transfer was carried out to benefit her politically powerful family and, therefore, violated the constitution, an accusation she has denied. The ruling also forced out nine Cabinet members, but left nearly two dozen others in their posts, including Deputy Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan, who was quickly appointed the new acting leader. Claiming innocence Looking relaxed, Yingluck a ...
Thailand's anti-corruption watchdog has found former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of negligence in relation to a botched rice subsidy scheme. Ji...
This week on LinkAsia: drama in Southeast Asia as a Thai court orders the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Watch at 1:30 ET/10:30 PT, and online now:
As rival demonstrations grip Bangkok, Thais reflect on the removal of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
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Thailand's Constitutional Court may have finally done what months of anti-government demonstrations failed to do -- unseat Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Info political stability of Thailand and asean. " Editorial: Thailand’s Stability Is Necessary for Asean By Jakarta Globe on 09:53 pm May 07, 2014 Category Editorial, Opinion Tags: Asean, Myanmar, Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra The decision by a Thai court to order Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down after it found her guilty of violating the country’s constitution plunges the nation into deeper uncertainty. Political infighting among Thai elites continues to deeply divide the nation, and it seems that we have not seen the light at the end of the tunnel. But Thai people have faced far worse situations, and they have come out stronger and made the country even more prosperous. We in Indonesia hope the Thai people can resolve the country’s problems swiftly and peacefully. We have seen too much violence and blood over the last few years, and we believe Thais have the wisdom to unite themselves under the guidance of their highly revered King. Also, we pray that whatever the end game to this s ...
- Thailand: With former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra thrown out of office, protesters are now focussing on bringing down the caretaker government.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police fired tear gas and water cannons Friday to push back hundreds of protesters trying to force their way into a government compound, the latest indication that ousting the premier will not solve the country's tense political crisis. Five people were reported injured at the Center for the Administration of Peace and Order, the government's security command center, where protesters tried to push down barbed wire-topped concrete barriers outside the compound. The incident occurred as more than 10,000 protesters marched through the Thai capital to show that the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra by a court earlier this week was not enough. A protest leader warned they will retaliate if their demands for the government's complete removal were not met within three days. Traffic was snarled around Bangkok as protesters marched to Government House — the Prime Minister's main office — then Parliament, and surrounded several public television stations. They have called on TV ...
The removal of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra hardly comes as a surprise. She is the latest in a series of four Prime Ministers to be ousted from office in recent years -- all from the same side of the political fence. Her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, was removed from the premiership in a S…
Corporate Security :Travel to Bangkok, Thailand There is a travel alert for Bangkok, Thailand due to the ongoing escalating situation of numerous protests, two days after the court ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Yingluck was ordered to step down on May 7, 2014 on abuse of power-charges, also another court indicted her for negligence and corruption. All travel to Bangkok should be avoided, and only critical business needs upon approval by James Lim, President or Cheong May Kwai, VP Central Asia are allowed until further notice. The US State Department has a current travel alert in place.
Since last summer, protesters opposed to the Thai government have demanded the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. They now have their wish.
Thai Police Fire Teargas at Protesters Bent on Toppling ‘Thaksin Regime’ Thai police fired teargas on Friday at royalist protesters bent on bringing down a caretaker government after a court threw Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra out of office.
A Thai court has ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and several cabinet ministers to resign.
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Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, was removed from office by a court's order
Supporters of deposed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called for a huge rally Saturday to protest the ruling by the Constitutional Court, which exercised powers laid out in a constitution written by a military government after a coup in 2006.
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The Thai Constitutional Court forced Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign today! Her Red Shirt supporters are now expected to take to the streets. For more than 6 months,it's been the anti-Govt protestors on the streets, but now they'll probably have to face their political adversaries . The political chaos in the country worsens.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Dismissed from Office: abuse of power. Make that "former Prime Minister." Now go pay the rice farmers.
It's Wednesday! It's also a kind-of-unbelievable 70* outside already. We'll be well into the mid-80s today, the sun will be out, and the wind will be considerable. More weather: the news this morning: Saying Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had violated Thailand's constitution, the country's Constitutional Court ousted the caretaker leader from office Wednesday, along with nine ministers. on WILL Radio: AM580's schedule boasts Michel Martin of NPR's Tell Me More, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and Here and Now from 10-2 today, followed by our Ag programming, some BBC, PRI's The World, and All Things Considered. Tonight on WILL TV: It's Shark Night on PBS! Both Nature | PBS and NOVA have awesome shark shows tonight, followed by "Nazi Mega Weapons: Jet Fighter Me262". Enjoy your day!
BANGKOK, May 6, 2014 (AFP) - Thailand's besieged Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra denied an abuse of power allegation at the nation's Constitutional Court on Tuesday in a legal challenge which could see her removed from office. The case, one of two potential knockout legal moves against her premiership, comes as Thailand's political crisis reaches a critical juncture. Anti-government protesters are still massed on Bangkok's streets -- although in diminished numbers -- and Yingluck's supporters are also threatening to rally to defend her. The premier denied the complaint, filed by a group of senators, who said that the replacement of then-national security chief Thawil Pliensri after she was elected in 2011 was for the benefit of her party. "I deny the allegation... I didn't violate any laws, I didn't receive any benefit from the appointment," a composed Yingluck told the court, adding she replaced Thawil for the benefit of the country. Under the constitution -- forged after a 2006 coup that ousted Yingl ...
Thailand's caretaker Cabinet has appointed a new acting Prime Minister after a court forced out Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (SHIN'-uh-wah) and part of her cabinet.
Thailand’s Constitutional Court rules to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over abuse of power.
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BREAKING NEWS: A Court in Thailand has found Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of reappointing officials for political gain and may likely cost her to leave the seat. Please comment.
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Latest: Thai court judge says Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of abuse of power, has to step down.
With the fate of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the hands of judges expected to issue a ruling this afternoon, the Election Commission has announced it will not send a draft election decree to the cabinet as originally agreed.
(Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court is almost certain to rule against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on abuse of power charges on Wednesday, forcing her from office and raising the poss...
BANGKOK: Thailand on Wednesday set new elections for July 20 to try to end a deadly six-month political crisis, even as legal challenges threaten to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra out of office.
Yingluck says she under pressure over case of Thawil's transfer: Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra ...
The dead included one policeman and three civilians. Protesters want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down.
SUTHEP THE OPPOSITION LEADER, YOU WILL NOT CONTINUE BEING A STUMBLING BLOCK TO THE WAYS OF PEACE IN THAILAND KINGDOM, FOR HER EXCELLENCY Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra HAS VOLUNTEERED TO BE A PEACE MAKER OF HER PEOPLE, SO AM EXPECTING THAT YOU WILL STEP DOWN AND DO THE SAME THING BY DIALOGUE WITH YINGLUCK, FOR THE PEACE AND FUTURE OF THAILAND KINGDOM. EVERYDAY DEMONSTRATION CAN NEVER ACHIEVE ANYTHING, JUST LOOK FOR A WAY TO STOP THE CONFLICT. Yingluck says she is ready to quit politics if it’s the need of majority BANGKOK: -- Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday that she has not discussed with her family and elder brother Thaksin Shinawatra on taking a break from politics, but she said she is ready to do so if it is the need of the majority of the people. Ms Yingluck made her remarks following reports that her self-exiled brother announced that he and the Shinawatra family will consider pulling out of politics. She said that she did not cling to power or any political position. ...
Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday gave crisis-mired Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra more time to submit her defence again...
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Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said yesterday she is ready to step down if the people want her out,...
PM awaits Court ruling in Thawil case: Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra plans to testify in writin...
Yingluck to send defence if court denies plea for extra time: Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra wil...
Thousands of protesters in Thailand resume demonstrations demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
By James Hookway/The Wall Street Journal// Ko Tee Accused of Threatening K B / Wutthipong Kotchathammakhun, better known as Ko Tee, a one-time factory owner-turned talk show host, he has been at the center of street confrontations with conservative demonstrators aiming to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and install a royally-appointed government and has repeatedly complained about the way they invoke the name of K B to strengthen their cause.
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: Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her son have left for Chiang Mai Thursday night for a perso...
Yingluck, son visit Chiang Mai for personal holidays: Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has left fo...
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Is this her last Songkran? Yingluck's game of 'political musical chairs' explained. Bangkok Post: Yingluck now faces harsh reality (Opinion/Commentary excerpts, 7 Apr. 2014) It appeared to be a perfectly designed plan. Now it is getting close to becoming a political disaster for caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The plan revolved around three people in a game of political musical chairs — Thawil Pliensri, Wichean Potephosree and Priewpan Damapong. It started with the shift of Mr Thawil from the top job at the National Security Council on Sept 30, 2011 to the post of Prime Minister’s adviser so that Pol Gen Wichean could take over the vacant spot. Then Pol Gen Priewpan could be promoted from deputy to chief of police. Mr Thawil launched a battle for fair play, and had he given up at any stage, Ms Yingluck would not have been put in the position she’s in today with the future of her caretaker cabinet on the line. “I didn’t even bother printing business cards for that position,” said ...
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Daniel Russel, visited Thailand this week. Today,(yesterday Thai time) he met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Ministry of Defense to discuss the U.S. foreign policy in the region before joining a luncheon with members of the Thai Foreign Affairs and other foreign ambassadors serving in Thailand. We can bet they discussed ways of ridding Thailand of the fascist scum calling itself the PDRC.
(Reuters) - With legal cases against her mounting, embattled Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for fair and proper treatment from the national anti-corruption commission and Thailand's Constitutional Court.
UDON THANI, Thailand (AP) — On a scorching afternoon in northeast Thailand, about 1,000 black-clad supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra clenched their fists and punched imaginary opponents with forceful uppercuts.
Yingluck questions Constitutional Court and NACC cases against her. Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra...
Embattled Thai PM pleads for justice: Beleaguered Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has pleaded for fair...
Caretaker PM wishes to see country out of political crisis Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has wished that the Thai traditional New Year will see the country out of political crisis and Thai people will see light in resolving the current political problems.
Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra expressed concern on Tuesday over the violence in the southern...
The government supporters said they were prepared to thwart any move to dismiss Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who faces mounting legal cases that could lead to her removal from office in coming weeks.
China-ASEAN Cultural Exchange Year 2014 started in Beijing on Monday, with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra sending congratulatory messages to the event.
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Yingluck worried at renewed violence in South: Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra expressed conc...
Thousands rally against Thai PM: Thousands of supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have joined a...
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at the National Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday to defend herself...
NightWatch For the night of 21 March 2014 North Korea: North Korea fired another 30 short-range rockets from the east coast range on 22 March. They flew 37 miles and landed in the Sea of Japan. Comment: Whatever Chinese envoy Wu Dawei accomplished during his visit to Pyongyang on the 17th, Readers now know it had no impact on winter rocket firing practice. That is how the North Koreans described the firings earlier this week. Thailand: On 21 March, the Constitutional Court invalided the 2 February elections called by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government because the candidate registration process was disrupted in parts of Bangkok and 28 districts, most in southern Thailand. The ballots listed no candidates. In other districts voters were prevented by the opposition from registering or from voting. Thus not all districts were able to vote on the same day, as prescribed by the Thai constitution. It is too soon for a new election date to be set. Comment: The opposition's reaction was to vow to disr ...
Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (L) shakes hands with India's Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahmed upon her arrival at the airport
Thailand's The Nation is reporting that the door for negotiations to resolve the political crisis is slammed shut after caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced that her government would not nominate 10 individuals to mediate talks with the People's Democratic Reform Committee or P-D-R-C. Six independent organisations called on both sides to name ten people who could help facilitate talks and move toward ending the political impasse. The six agencies which includes the Election Commission, made this decision at a meeting on Monday to look for a way out of the deadlock. But Ms Yingluck said she would not nominate mediators because PDRC secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban had turned down the proposal as well. However, Ms Yingluck backed the idea of mediators holding talks, provided they lead a way out. Asked about the PDRC's continued push for reforms before an election and the government's insistence on holding a poll first, Ms Yingluck replied that holding elections first was not a conditio ...
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra chairs the weekly cabinet meeting focusing on the revocation of the State of Emergency in Bangkok
No high speed - trains in Thailand !THE GOVERNMENT'S Bt2-trillion borrowing bill for infrastructure projects, including high-speed railway, was yesterday unanimously ruled unconstitutional by the charter court in a much-awaited verdict, making the entire caretaker Cabinet and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra liable to impeachment. The verdict brings the second impeachment risk for Yingluck after the National Anti-Corruption Commission decided to press charge of negligence in the controversial rice-pledging scheme against her. If Yingluck is found guilty of dereliction, the NACC will forward her case to the Senate for impeachment. The Constitutional Court voted 9-0 to rule the content of the bill unconstitutional, while there was a 6-2 vote with one judge abstaining over the bill being passed in procedural violation of the charter following coalition MPs voting with others' identity cards. The court ruled the entire bill unconstitutional, saying the main content violated Article 154 (3) of the charter. F ...
By *** Krever, CNN Thailand is investigating the two stolen passports held by passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview on Monday.
The Philippines is celebrating the _th year anniversary this February of the EDSA Revolution or popularly known as the PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION. The bloodless revolt led to the departure of former President Marcos and restoring democracy in the country. The event then was famous in the international arena and eventually etched not only in the pages of Philippine history but in the world as well. Many countries all over the world followed what has been done by Filipinos to oust who are in power... Recently massive protests were done to oust President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand... God bless my country! God bless the Philippines!
BANGKOK — Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the target of anti-government protests in Bangkok, yesterday ruled out resigning even after a series of deadly attacks heaped pressure on her administration and the military warning that the country faces the threat of collapsing if the violence per...
Thailand : - Deaths in Bangkok blast near protest site. A boy and a woman are killed in blast near anti-government protest camp, medical sources say. A blast has killed two people and wounded at least 28 in a busy shopping district in the Thai capital Bangkok, hours after supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra promised to get tough with demonstrators paralysing parts of the city. Sunday's blast went off near one of the few large protest sites remaining, leaving a trail of blood and sandals on the streets near the huge Central World shopping mall. One child and a 40-year-old woman were killed and three other suffered serious head injuries, Erawan Medical Center, which monitors Bangkok hospitals, said. "One boy who we understand was 12 years old has died from injuries sustained in the blast. Another child is undergoing an operation and a third child is still in the emergency room with us," an emergency room nurse at Ramathibodi Hospital in central Bangkok, who declined to be identified, told ...
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has denied allegations that she failed to heed warnings of possible corruption in a rice subsidy program
"..More importantly, if there were indeed true justice without any hidden agenda, the NACC would not have hurriedly investigated and delivered a verdict in such a manner that has allowed society to deem it as beneficial only to those who want to topple the government. And in comparison to previous cases that I have mentioned earlier, for example the rice scheme of the previous government, which is still under investigation since 2013 and other long impending cases such as the bail out of financial institutions from the 1997 economic crisis. The NACC should prove to the public that it has used its power righteously, in accordance with the principles of the rule of law as stated under the constitution. .." -- Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Statement on the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC)'s charges over the Rice Pledging Scheme 20/2/14
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Thailand - Bangkok shut Down Day 37 - announcement of the "re-re-re take" of Government House by the government 'We will still retake Govt House' : Chalerm February 18, 2014 1:00 am Chalerm says new barriers won't stop reclamation, but NSC admits delays now likely The Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order still plans to retake Government House as the first target of its operation to reclaim five areas occupied by the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), even though anti-government protesters walled up the gates to the compound yesterday. For the sake of transparency, Labour Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung, the CMPO director, has instructed the Public Relations Department to produce a special programme called "Peace for Bangkok Mission" for live broadcast of the reclamation mission by channels 11 and 9, deputy government spokeswoman Sunisa Lertpakawat said yesterday. Chalerm said Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had instructed him not to resort to violence. Depending on the situation, the CMPO would ...
Thailand: Riot police deployed in Bangkok to reclaim protest sites - Times of India
Top Asian News at 9:30 a.m. GMT HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Tourists, hawkers and motorcyclists rub shoulders every morning in the congested alleyways of Hanoi's low-rise Old Quarter, which seems generations away from the office towers and electronics megastores springing up in other parts of the capital. The quarter's street grid, laid out in the 15th century, is still dominated by dilapidated shops selling everything from brass gongs to bamboo scaffolding. It is now among Asia's best-preserved urban hubs of traditional commerce — thanks largely to decades of inattention. The 82-hectare (203-acre) downtown area is crammed with Buddhist temples, pagodas and French colonial shophouses, whose original tiles and peeling yellow paint have become a draw for foreign visitors. BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he urged Chinese leaders to support press freedom and a free Internet. Speaking Saturday after talks with Chinese leaders, Kerry said that the Chinese economy would be stronger with gr ...
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PM's Office 'will reopen Wednesday': Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be able to return to wo...
"money will be paid directly to farmers from Monday, caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Friday." I'm happy to hear that farmers get paid from this Monday. However,You loan money from the bank because you don't have any money to pay, right?? How will the caretaker government pay back the loan??? What the *** is going on???
Thailand braces for violence as Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's...
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai riot police reclaimed a main Bangkok thoroughfare on Friday that has been occupied for months by demonstrators seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, and said they would move to seize other protest sites in com… -- Delivered by Feed43 service
Italian president accepts PM Letta’s resignation Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Friday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Enrico Letta. Letta said Thursday that he would hand in his resignation following a revolt in his centrist Democratic Party led by Letta’s rival, Matteo Renzi, the 39-year-old mayor of Florence and the new party leader. Lufthansa expands in-flight smartphone usage on Airbus aircraft Lufthansa has said it will allow passengers to use a range of mobile electronic devices in flight on all Airbus aircraft starting from next month, AFP reported. Germany's biggest airline has already allowed passengers to do so on its Boeing 747-8 jets since January. Thai riot police deployed in capital to clear anti-government protest sites Thousands of riot police were deployed in the Thai capital on Friday to clear areas occupied for weeks by opposition protesters, AFP reported. Security forces easily re-took areas around Government House, which Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had ...
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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra affirms the first rice payment will made by next week.
Thailand's rice buying policy turns bad An ambitious rice buying program that Thailand's ruling party hoped would uplift millions of its poor rural supporters may end up helping to bring down the increasingly cornered government. Hundreds of farmers from more than 10 provinces last week converged on the capital Bangkok to demand rice payments now overdue for several months after the policy caused ruinous losses. Some blocked three main highways in the north and the west, while a few hundred in the ruling party's northeastern heartland protested at a provincial government hall. With the help of populist policies such as the rice pledging scheme, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's party won a landslide election victory in 2011. But it suffered a self-inflicted and crushing setback late last year by trying to amnesty Yingluck's elder brother Thaksin Shinwawatra so he could return to the kingdom without serving prison time for a corruption conviction. Ousted as Prime Minister in a 2006 coup, Thaksin is a po ...
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Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presided over a Defense ministerial meeting today.
Angry farmers, a rice mountain and a slew of corruption allegations — a flagship policy that helped propel Thailand’s Prime Minister to power — now threatens to boomerang on her embattled government. The controversial rice subsidy scheme, which paid farmers up to 50 percent above market rates, helped her sweep to power in 2011, but now appears to be unraveling. Critics say the program has incubated massive corruption, drained public finances, dislodged the kingdom from its position as the world’s top rice exporter, and created an estimated 18 million ton stockpile of the grain. Hundreds of farmers protested recently in Bangkok to demand payment after the government ran short of cash to buy their crops late last year, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who has faced months of opposition rallies. The Cabinet earmarked nearly $22 million Tuesday for about 3,900 farmers but, in a sign of the policy constraints it faces, the payments must be approved by the Election Commission. A ...
Suthep calls two-day rally for Friday Tue, February 11, 2014 10:17 PM Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has set Friday as the date to kick-off another major attempt to unseat caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. He called the two-day push to oust Ms Yingluck in a speech to People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) supporters at his Pathumwan rally site on Wednesday. ''We will gather to announce that we love Thailand,'' he said. The PDRC is staging rallies at Pathumwan, Asok, Ratchaprasong, Lumpini and the Chaeng Wattana Government Complex. The caretaker government is under pressure from anti-government demonstrators who have been rallying since October and also from disgruntled farmers protesting to demand outstanding payments under the rice-pledging scheme. Caretaker Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan said after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday that 120 billion baht is still needed to pay farmers who have sold rice into the scheme since November. Mr Suthep claimed that with Ms Yingluck ...
As Thailand grapples with massive anti-government protests, voters go to polls in snap elections Summary At the start of 2014, Thailand's capital city of Bangkok was rocked by protests. The unrest was motivated by ongoing acrimony between the country's two main political parties that had been ongoing since the latter part of 2013. Opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government were initially outraged over a political amnesty bill that would allow ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra -- the brother of the current Prime Minister -- to return to Thailand without serving a prison sentence for corruption. That outrage quickly morphed into a broader anti-government movement, which spurred the Prime Minister to dissolve parliament and call snap elections. Those elections were set for Feb. 2, 2014, amidst ongoing unrest, irrespective of the installation of emergency measures by the government, and despite the opposition's decision to bypass the democratic process. The opposition called for a ...
The scheme introduced by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. . in 2011 pays farmers way above the market price for their rice
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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra vowed to press forward with plans to assist rice farmers
Rice farmers protest as Thai government's funding woes mount BANGKOK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 farmers protested outside the Thai government's temporary headquarters on Monday over the state's failure to pay for rice bought under a subsidy scheme that the caretaker administration admits it is struggling to fund. The rice programme was a signature policy of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was swept to power in 2011 with the help of millions of rural votes, but has become one of the biggest threats to her grip on power. The unrest among farmers has opened a new front against Yingluck's government, which has been facing off against a Bangkok-based protest movement seeking to drive it from office for nearly three months. One of the organisers of those protests was arrested on Monday, the first of the core leaders to be held since the campaign to disrupt normal business in the capital began in November. The protests, which are still blocking parts of Bangkok, have found much of their support ...
Thailand’s opposition movement is reaching out to rice farmers to break a political stalemate as the nation awaits official election results, seeking to turn a source of support for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
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Confusion expected in Thailand even after election Voters have gone to the polls in Thailand for a general election. But, political turmoil shows no signs of ending, as protests continue. The voting ended on Sunday, with no major clashes between protesters and security forces having been reported. But the electoral commission says 69 electoral districts -- about 20 percent of the total -- canceled voting because protesters blocked the delivery of ballot papers. They were in Bangkok and southern regions where anti-government sentiment is high. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she is satisfied with the results. She said the people of Thailand sought democracy through elections. But protest leader and former deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said those who were chosen in the elections are not the true representatives of the people. He denounced the election and demanded that Yingluck step down immediately. He is calling for a massive demonstration on Monday. The ruling Pheu Thai Party is project ...
Thailand - Bangkok Shutdown Day 22 - still no end in sight ? more legal battles ahead and new demonstrations are looming. Still no clear end-game in sight after poll Somroutai Sapsomboon The Nation February 5, 2014 Low turnout, obstructions hurt govt; PDRC turns to agencies as army stays put After three months of protest, the anti-government People's Demo-cratic Reform Committee (PDRC) is still unable to finish its fight and oust the Yingluck Shinawatra government. So the question lingers: "How will this game end?" A key PDRC leader has said this game is too big for the group alone to win. It needs help from powerful assistants: the military and independent agencies. In an overview, this "game of power" is a fight between the government and the PDRC. Both are competing to claim legitimacy and that they are only using peaceful means. The government's strategy is to depend on the law. Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's decision to dissolve the House on December 9 closed the possibility of her re ...
Thai PM under fire as rice scheme sinks, poll challenged BY AMY SAWITTA LEFEVRE AND PRACHA HARIRAKSAPITAK BANGKOK Tue Feb 4, 2014 5:44am EST (Reuters) - Pressure on Thailand's embattled government mounted on Tuesday, when a flagship rice-buying scheme vital to its support stumbled closer to collapse and the opposition filed legal challenges that could void a disrupted weekend election. The crisis in the rice scheme is a humiliating blow for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra - it helped sweep her to power in 2011, but has become mired in allegations of corruption and growing losses that are making it increasingly hard to fund. The commerce minister said China had canceled an order for 1.2 million tonnes of rice due to a corruption probe, while state-run Krung Thai Bank (KTB) joined other lenders in saying it would not provide loans urgently needed to rescue it. Protesters succeeded in disrupted voting in a fifth of constituencies in Sunday's election. The incomplete poll means Yingluck could head a careta ...
Thailand elections: How events might unfold BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thai demonstrators are consolidating efforts to bring down Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and have rejected an election held on Sunday that could renew her mandate. Due to disruption of the vote, Ms Yingluck could be a mere caretaker premier for months, exposing her to the prospect of intensified protests, legal cases or military intervention. Following are scenarios for how events might unfold. ELECTION DECLARED VOID, NEW POLL DATE SET Opponents could lodge a raft of complaints with the Election Commission, from fraud and obstruction of voting to the failure to register candidates and the holding of balloting on several dates, which could be deemed unconstitutional. The Constitutional Court might invalidate the election and order a new one. Ms Yingluck would stay on as caretaker premier with no authority to make decisions on policy or state spending without a parliament to approve them. The country might be in limbo for months. Protests ...
February 2nd, 2014 marks one the most important elections we've had in Thailand. It will determine not only the course of government in the next few years, but more importantly the Thai political culture for many decades to come. Thai people have been known for tolerance to the extent that basic principles are compromised, and the current struggles have for the first time energized both the lower and middle class to think not only just about which party to vote for, but more about what is wrong and what is right. Many people who dislike Yingluck will show up just to vote. Simply put, this is not an election for the sake of having government, but rather for preserving the rule of law. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Pheu Thai Party is surely a big part of the problem, but to overthrow them and the rule of law altogether will only provide them with legitimate call for more support. Pheu Thai knows that even if they win and the parliament can somehow be convened, they cannot stay in power for long in ...
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Yingluck votes in Bung Kum district. Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Sunday morning cast her vo…
Banks pooh-pooh bridge loan offer Fri, January 31, 2014 06:37 AM The Finance Ministry called off yesterday's bridging loan auction aimed at borrowing to repay unpaid rice farmers as only a few banks participated in the bidding, adding to caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's woes. Growing opposition against the caretaker government's 130-billion-baht borrowing plan and worries as to whether caretakers have a mandate to borrow have discouraged banks from joining in the auction, said an unnamed source at the Finance Ministry. Even state-owned banks such as the Government Savings Bank (GSB) and the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) did not appear at the auction, the source said. The first 20-billion-baht bridging loan auction, set for yesterday, is crucial for the Pheu Thai Party as 1 million angry rice farmers and party supporters are demanding the caretaker government pay them. Money from state rice stock sales is insufficient to make the payments. The party risks losing vo ...
from Bloomberg: Three months of political turmoil in Thailand is starting to benefit neighboring economies, as fund managers pull money from the country, long-term investments are reconsidered and tourists avoid Bangkok. Foreign investors have withdrawn $3 billion from Thai stocks since protests began Oct. 31, exchange data show. They’ve put $246 million into Indonesian shares in 2014 even after the Jakarta Composite index fell 3.9 percent in two days through Jan. 27 amid an emerging-market selloff. Thailand has fared relatively worse than Southeast Asian neighbors as global investors shift money from emerging markets amid the Federal Reserve’s plan to cut stimulus. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra declared a state of emergency in Bangkok on Jan. 22 after protests aimed at toppling her intensified, and the government cut its 2014 growth forecast twice in a month. Long-term investors may consider countries including Indonesia and Vietnam because of the unrest, Toyota Motor Corp. Thailand Preside ...
Yingluck agrees to meet EC on Tuesday: Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will meet the Election Com...
Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra asks the military to make sure the election runs smoothly, safely and to date. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)
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