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Growing popular grievances have focused on Thailand's economic doldrums, persistent corruption, intractable polarisation, and a problematic roadmap to return to democratic rule.
Growing popular grievances have focused on Thailand's economic doldrums, persistent corruption, intractable polarisation, and a problematic roadmap to return to democratic rule.

Wuthipong is a member of the "red-shirt" movement that backed populist governments led by former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra. Both of the Shinawatras saw their governments ousted in ...
South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye was escorted into court in handcuffs on Tuesday to hear corruption charges.
... with a range of topics from reshuffling government officers, establishing special bodies, putting Dhammakaya Temple in a controlled area, granting policing power to military officers, and stripping the police rank of Thaksin Shinawatra, the junta's ...
The populist parties led by former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra - himself ousted in a 2006 coup - and his younger sister Yingluck Shinawatra, frequently challenged the existing political order of military and bureaucracy.

Calls for police reform have taken place since the days of Thaksin Shinawatra who was the first policeman to become prime minister.
Activist Nitirat Sapsomboon, 44, is probably best known among political junkies as a key Yellowshirt figure who led a group of 40 people on a raid of state broadcasting services in August 2008 in a bid to oust the Samak Sundaravej government which was ...
The military say the 2014 coup - the 12th time generals have successfully seized power - was needed to bring stability and root out corruption. But critics say the military is deeply hostile to ousted premiers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck ...
Thailand has been bitterly divided since a 2006 coup against prime minister at the time Thaksin Shinawatra, a billionaire businessman turned politician who gained adoration from rural voters, mainly through rice subsidies critics argued were the ...
Chart Thai Pattana Party's acting leader, Mr Varavudh Silpa-archa, heir to the Banharn business empire, was compelled to hold a press conference to deny rumours that former premier Thaksin Shinawatra had approached him over the possibility of a "merger ...
The government was rebuked and branded as "a tyranny of the majority" -- the term which was also later used against the governments of Thaksin Shinawatra more than a decade later. Gen Chatichai fell out with strongman, Gen Suthorn Kongsompong, over ...
(The Philippines has a 31-year history of journalists' being killed for reporting and commenting on such public issues as corruption and criminality, in many instances by such State Actors as police and military personnel and local officials.) While ...
The Philippine delegation to the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) co-chaired by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs Menardo Guevarra has a ...
From its inception, the NCPO has taken a different route from that of its predecessors and brothers in arms who toppled the Thaksin Shinawatra government in 2006. At that time, the Constitution was quickly drafted, the referendum passed, and then came ...
protests spanning 2013-2014 were aimed at removing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from power for a series of abuses, corruption and the fact that she served openly as a proxy for her brother, Thaksin Shinwatra, ousted from power earlier, convicted ...
Initiated by the Thaksin Shinawatra government in 2001, the scheme widely known as the 30-baht health scheme has ostensibly opened access to medical treatment for all.

... vows, as did Thaksin Shinawatra, who most teachers of textbook democracy don't regard as a threat to that system. Malaysia's Najib Razak faces mounting evidence of corruption, but he is being protected by a system boasting the best checks and balances.
Duterte is being condemned for not respecting human rights, but he was elected by the people and is implementing campaign vows, as did Thaksin Shinawatra, who most teachers of textbook democracy don't regard as a threat to that system. Malaysia's Najib ...
One side, largely led by forces aligned to and directed by former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, succeeded in winning popular rule through the ballot box and having policy initiatives that catered to people's demands and imaginations.
One side, largely led by forces aligned to and directed by former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, succeeded in winning popular rule through the ballot box and having policy initiatives that catered to people's demands and imaginations.
The ruling of the UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, invalidating Beijing's nine-dash-line claim in the South China Sea, was the elephant in the room at the 30th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian nations.
The clandestine sub deal has upset a lot of people, sure, including some of the regime's cheerleaders and the "good people of Thailand who hate corruption". But maybe it's not enough, ... To be fair, it was the same with Thaksin Shinawatra fans at one ...
One side, largely led by forces aligned to and directed by former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, succeeded in winning popular rule through the ballot box and having policy initiatives that catered to people's demands and imaginations.
Debate on social media over the plaque's disappearance has evoked a strong streak of antidemocratic sentiment, decrying the 1932 revolution for imposing unsuitable Western-style democracy causing corruption and all sorts of social ills; slamming the ...
... can take the case to the Central tax Court. The cabinet on March 14 resolved to issue Thaksin with the tax notification following talks with representatives of the the finance Ministry, Office of the Attorney-General, and National anti-corruption ...
The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) voted on March 29 to retroactively impeach Mr Surapong for reinstating former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's passport. As a result, he is banned from politics for five years. Mr Surapong said he did not want ...
Debate on social media over the plaque's disappearance has evoked a strong streak of antidemocratic sentiment, decrying the 1932 revolution for imposing unsuitable Western-style democracy causing corruption and all sorts of social ills; slamming the ...
Debate on social media over the plaque's disappearance has evoked a strong streak of antidemocratic sentiment, decrying the 1932 revolution for imposing unsuitable Western-style democracy causing corruption and all sorts of social ills; slamming the ...
This balance of power began to unravel in 2001, when billionaire populist Thaksin Shinawatra used his fortune to win an unprecedented electoral majority and become prime minister.
Debate on social media over the plaque's disappearance has evoked a strong streak of antidemocratic sentiment, decrying the 1932 revolution for imposing unsuitable Western-style democracy causing corruption and all sorts of social ills; slamming the ...
Debate on social media over the plaque's disappearance has evoked a strong streak of antidemocratic sentiment, decrying the 1932 revolution for imposing unsuitable Western-style democracy causing corruption and all sorts of social ills; slamming the ...
The courts agreed he wrongfully accused the Democrat leader of delaying a royal pardon petition by former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, ordering troops to kill protesters, and corruption in several projects. He made the speeches at the democracy ...
Set against a political malaise that has persisted for more than a dozen years of topsy-turvy protests and turmoil, punctuated by two related military coups in 2006 and 2014, Thailand's newly promulgated Constitution under the new reign of King Maha ...
The youngest daughter of fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has posted a short video clip on Instagram showing herself sprinkling water on her father for a blessing - a traditional Songkran celebration.
He fled Thailand in 2008 before he and his wife Pojaman Na Pombejra were due to face corruption charges in court over a dubious land purchase.
The National anti-corruption Commission (NACC) is focusing its own probe on the third phase of the bribery scandal that occurred between 2004 and 2005 during the first Thaksin Shinawatra administration. Statute of limitations on probes in the earlier ...
The National anti-corruption Commission (NACC) is focusing its own probe on the third phase of the bribery scandal that occurred between 2004 and 2005 during the first Thaksin Shinawatra administration. Statute of limitations on probes in the earlier ...
Former army chief turned Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha said the coup was necessary to end a decade of political instability and root out corruption. He has banned political parties from meeting, cracked down on public dissent and granted himself the ...
"Thai politics in the past decade focused on minimising the influence of powerful politicians like Thaksin Shinawatra," Siam Intelligence Unit executive director Kan Yuenyong told The straits Times.
... Philippines and Thailand's Article 44 has gained broad support from some quarters in both societies. Some Filipinos have cheered their government's anti-drug war and view Duterte as a strongman who can reform politics and eliminate deep-rooted ...
"This Constitution aims to fully rid the country of corruption, abuses of power and prevent corrupt politicians from taking office," the official read, with junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha by his side.
"This Constitution aims to fully rid the country of corruption, abuses of power and prevent corrupt politicians from taking office," the official read, with junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha by his side.
Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a press conference in Davao City, in southern island of Mindanao on May 26, 2016.
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Monday that the Bt87 million-plus in assets he earned after leaving the Thaksin Shinawatra government mainly resulted from the increased value of his properties and investments. Wissanu said he had paid ...
He also said he was prepared to have his tax affairs scrutinised by the Revenue Department and the National anti-corruption Commission. "If the agencies have queries, I am pleased to explain. I have all the necessary documents," he said, adding that he ...
Fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has filed a lawsuit against the Thailand Revenue Department (TRD) and individual officers in response to its attempts to claw back some Bt17.6 billion (US$513.269 million*) in unpaid taxes it says it is ...
Bangkok: Thailand's ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Friday accused the junta of bullying him over a US$500 million tax bill and said it should count him out of reconciliation efforts.
Thailand's ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Friday accused the junta of bullying him over a THB17 billion tax bill and said it should count him out of reconciliation efforts.
Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who fled into exile after being ousted in a coup and is now wanted on graft charges at home, has again accused the government of treating him unfairly, citing the latest demand for him to pay millions in ...


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