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Wadah was a faction within the New Aspiration Party and became part of the Pheu Thai Party after NAP was merged into Thaksin Shinawatra's Thai Rak Thai Party, which was Pheu Thai's predecessor. Some of the group's members also joined Matubhum Party, which was formed by former coup leader ...
The Constitutional Court has been closely involved in some of the political tumult that has enveloped Thailand since at least 2006, when one of its rulings invalidated a general election, undermining the government of then-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted by a military coup later that ...

The founder of Thai telecoms operator AIS did not turn up at the Supreme Court in Bangkok this week for a resumed hearing on corruption charges. Thaksin Shinawatra, who was prime minister of Thailand for 2001 until overthrown in a military coup in 2006, was alleged to have changed the regulations on ...
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said Wednesday former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra would be at a disadvantage by not appointing a lawyer to represent him in court. He was commenting on reports the former premier was not represented by a lawyer when the Supreme Court's Criminal ...
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said Wednesday former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra would be at a disadvantage by not appointing a lawyer to represent him in court. He was commenting on reports the former premier was not represented by a lawyer when the Supreme Court's Criminal ...
THAILAND'S Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a new arrest warrant for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after resuming his trial in absentia on alleged manipulation of policy for personal gain 15 years ago. The revival of the case was made possible under a new law that took effect last ...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a new arrest warrant for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and resumed his trial in absentia on alleged manipulation of telecom concession fees for personal gain 15 years ago. The case is the first to be revived by public prosecutors of the many cases ...
Thailand had been wracked by occasionally violent political fighting between supporters and opponents of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra after he was ousted in a 2006 coup. Disruptive street protests by anti-Thaksin demonstrators beginning in late 2013 led to the takeover by the army, which ...
The advocate judge in the passport-revocation case concerning self-exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra made the closing statement in the case on Tuesday. He insisted that lawful procedures had been followed, and that the Consular Affairs Department's regulation to issue or revoke a Thai ...
The Pheu Thai Party faces the prospect of dissolution after it was accused of allowing former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is widely believed to be its de facto leader, to control its internal affairs. The former ruling party vehemently denies Thaksin is pulling the strings behind it, which would be ...
Thaksin Shinawatra, right, with Pheu Thai member Watana Muangsook when the two met this month. Photo: Facebook. The “semi-public” nature of the meetings meanwhile suggests a degree of muscle-flexing by the still-popular Pheu Thai amid rising public pressure against the junta over corruption ...
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, former leader Yingluck, were in Singapore on Tuesday (Feb 20), in a rare sighting of them since Yingluck fled Thailand last year, and a day after Thaksin called for unity within his party. Thaksin and Yingluck ...
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra met lawmakers from his Puea Thai Party in Hong Kong where he called for party unity ahead of an approaching general election, party members said on Monday (Feb 19). Many are watching to see how Puea Thai Party ...
SINGAPORE(Taiwan News)- According to Central News Agency, former Thailand political leaders Thaksin Shinawatra and Yingluck Shinawatra, are ... was accompanied by her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra as well as Somchai Wongsawat, their brother-in-law who is also a former Thai prime minister.
Ousted Thai leaders Yingluck Shinawatra and Thaksin Shinawatra leave Japan for Hong Kong. Kyodo ... Thailand's ousted ex-prime ministers, Yingluck Shinawatra and her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, both fugitives forced to live overseas, left Japan for Hong Kong on Tuesday, sources close to them said.
A group of Pheu Thai Party members is gunning to cancel a graft probe into 40 ex-lawmakers from the party in relation to an amnesty bill put to the House five years ago that critics say was designed to support ousted ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra. The 40 former politicians supported the controversial bill ...
The protests against Yingluck started as she tried to push a package of bills through the legislature that would have granted her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, immunity from prosecution, if he returned from self-imposed exile abroad. Thaksin was overthrown in a coup by the military in ...

“What he's doing is sending his people to punish supporters of Thaksin and Pheu Thai,” Thida said, referring to Pheu Thai's de facto leader in exile, Thaksin Shinawatra. “He thinks he can teach people democracy. He thinks the people don't know about democracy.” Political scientist Pitch Pongsawat also ...
The major divide between Thailand's two main political parties concerns former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The Pheu Thai Party, a descendant of the group founded by Thaksin, dominates the country's north and northeast, while the anti-Thaksin Democrat Party carries the south. But both groups ...
The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and its supporters took to the streets for seven months, aiming to rid Thailand of the influence of Yingluck, and her billionaire brother, ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who had massive support among the rural poor in the north and northeast.
The Anti-Money laundering Office (Amlo) has accused Mr Panthongtae, the only son of fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra, and three other suspects with laundering money by receiving cheques worth 10 million baht and 26 million baht tied to wrongfully approved KTB loans. The KTB scandal involves 9.9 billion ...
Sudarat, meanwhile, has won the blessing of Pheu Thai's “big boss”, fugitive ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra, for her to lead the party into the election. In her latest move, Sudarat appealed for other political parties to join Pheu Thai in its opposition to an “outsider” prime minister, which she said would undermine ...
The latter has burnt his bridges as far as Thaksin Shinawatra - Pheu Thai's de facto leader - is concerned, and has been one of the most vocal critics of the military government's future plans. Will a Chuan-led Democrat Party strike such a deal with Pheu Thai, or will it choose the military over Thaksin?
Prayuth Chan-ocha and his underlings. Users engaged with the comic in comments and each edition came with a hidden figure of junta nemesis Thaksin Shinawatra to find. Kai Maew, a reference to a derogatory nickname for Thaksin's followers, not only lampooned the latest scandals involving the regime, ...
This in itself may be news to those who assume that voters in Isaan, a poor region in north-east Thailand that is home to roughly a third of the country's 69m people, are blindly loyal to Thaksin Shinawatra, a former prime minister deposed in a coup in 2006, and to his sister Yingluck Shinawatra, who ran the ...
Thailand has suffered more than a decade of political unrest and upheaval, including two coups and numerous rounds of sometimes deadly street protests, as its conservative establishment struggled with the grass roots political success of billionaire businessman Thaksin Shinawatra and later his sister ...
Thailand has suffered more than a decade of political unrest and upheaval, including two coups and numerous rounds of sometimes deadly street protests, as its conservative establishment struggled with the grassroots political success of billionaire businessman Thaksin Shinawatra and later his sister ...
Her brother, ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, maintains residences in both cities. Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai told reporters today that a visiting British government minister informed Thai officials that Yingluck has been in London since September. The confirmation of Yingluck's ...
She fled Thailand before the verdict and has called the case against her politically motivated. She has not been seen in public since fleeing, but it had been generally assumed that Yingluck was in Dubai or London. Her brother, ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, maintains residences in both ...
His government initially enjoyed widespread public support for ending a protracted period of political turbulence and street violence ignited by the overthrow of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra in 2006. However Prayut 's military-backed government is coming under increasing public pressure over its ...
The party last won an election three decades ago in 1992, since when its popularity has plunged wit the emergence of Thaksin Shinawatra's Pheu Thai Party. Nevertheless, the Democrats maintain a strong power base in the South, source of the vast majority of demonstrators for the People's Democratic ...
Yingluck and her brother, ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, have been at the center of a power struggle that has dominated Thai politics for more than a decade. The crisis broadly pits the country's traditional elite, including the military, against the Shinawatra family and its supporters.
... leading upto 1983 , he earned some 58.3 million from it. From the non, Berlusconi rapidly rose to the forefront of Italian politics in 1994. After months of political stalemate and the country being swept up in Europe's debt, he resigned from office in 2011. Thaksin Shinawatra Former Prime Minister, Thailand
During the subsequent decade, then-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra busily went about luring foreign, mostly Japanese, automakers, and the country got back on its feet more quickly than most. According to the International Monetary Fund, Thailand in 2003 grew more than any other major regional ...
Since her disappearance, media reports have speculated that Yingluck was in Dubai - where her elder brother and former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra owns a house - or in London, where she is thought to be applying for political asylum. Yingluck, the leader of the Pheu Thai Party, has not issued a ...
BANGKOK – Under the guidance of the Thai Junta, Thailand's Supreme Court for politicians has set up a panel of judges to try Thaksin Shinawatra in absentia in the telecommunications excise tax conversion case, according to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). OAG deputy spokesman Trumph ...
The Supreme Court for politicians has set up a panel of judges to try Thaksin Shinawatra in absentia in the telecommunications excise tax conversion case, according to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). OAG deputy spokesman Trumph Jalichandra said on Friday that his office had earlier asked the ...
Public prosecutors, meanwhile, maintained that their hunt for Yingluck and her fugitive brother, ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, to be prosecuted in Thailand was still active. Sriwara said Yingluck's latest photo was genuine. “The Forensic Science Office points out that it is highly likely the photo is not ...
That putsch ousted an elected government, headed by former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and under the control of her elder brother Thaksin Shinawatra, who was similarly overthrown in the coup of September 2006. These twin coups bookended the twilight of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's glorious ...
Thaksin Shinawatra, under the 1997 "people's constitution" served from Feb 9, 2001, to Apri 5, 2006 - five years and 55 days, a record. He was elected twice, in 2001 and again in 2005 before being forced to step down. If the election is held on Nov 25 as widely believed, the current regime under coup ...
Yingluck's brother Thaksin Shinawatra, another former prime minister, is also living in exile after he was ousted in a 2006 coup. 0 COMMENTS. There are no comments. LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*. Your Comment (must be logged in)*.
Since the 2014 coup, Thai authorities have targeted figures associated with the family of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. His his younger sister Yingluck fled overseas last year to avoid a five-year prison sentence after being found guilty of negligence in a case related to a failed rice subsidy ...
Various sources have pointed to the UK is a likely refuge for Yingluck, given that her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, owns a residence and several businesses there. Last week, local media released two photos of a woman shopping in London and Oxford. While the woman's features are not clearly seen, she ...
A new electoral system created by the 2017 Constitution is after all intended to favor medium-sized parties. But There is just one minor problem: Currently there are no medium-sized parties to be favored. Between them, the Pheu Thai Party -- founded by former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra -- and the ...
The new military-sponsored constitution has been designed to prevent major political parties like that of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra from returning to power. Consequently, the next election will be a largely orchestrated affair. The Senate is likely to be dominated by the army since certain seats ...
Also in 2017, Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, younger sister of influential former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, secretly left the country before the Supreme Court sentenced her to five years in prison. Thailand's Supreme Court in September 2017 found Yingluck guilty of ...
BANGKOK — A well-known Redshirt activist says four plainclothes police officers came to his home Tuesday to tell him not to distribute 2018 calendars featuring Thaksin Shinawatra and Yingluck Shinawatra. Anurak Jeantawanich, aka Ford Red Path, said “friendly” police gave the instruction to him at his ...
An image of a foot on the face of fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a tweet accusing the author of this column of being on his payroll by @JOUI7SyNmDeFxi0. Re•tention: Pravit Rojanaphruk The sentencing of an anti-junta electrician who planted a pipe bomb at an army-run hospital was ...
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - A Thai court issued arrest warrants against five people on Thursday (Dec 7) over the discovery of a cache of weapons, including figures with links to the "Red Shirt" followers of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Police said they found the cache in a swamp south of Bangkok ...
Thailand has suffered more than a decade of political unrest and upheaval, including two coups and numerous rounds of sometimes deadly street protests, as its conservative establishment struggled with the grass-roots political success of billionaire businessman Thaksin Shinawatra and later his sister, ...


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