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Thai ex-PM ​Yingluck Shinawatra skips court, arrest warrant issued

Thai ex-PM ​Yingluck Shinawatra skips court, arrest warrant issued

Thai ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra missed a court appearance in a negligence trial on Friday that could have seen her jailed.

Aug 25, 2017, 10:02 AM IST

Thai journalist charged over Facebook criticism of junta

The second case concerns Facebook posts from last month that criticised junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha`s handling of floods and the trial of ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra, whose elected government was toppled in a 2014 military coup.

Aug 08, 2017, 19:06 PM IST

Thai opposition activist says training ''civilian warriors'' to oust junta

Army chief suggested Wuthipong could have been behind an explosion at a military hospital in Bangkok on Monday that wounded 24 people.

May 26, 2017, 15:01 PM IST

Thai ex-PM Yingluck $450 million bill aimed at her brother

Deposed premier Yingluck Shinawatra today accused Thailand's junta of "hounding" her family after it pressed for a USD 450 million tax bill to be slapped on her older brother Thaksin.

Mar 17, 2017, 18:18 PM IST

Thai police call off raid on scandal-hit Buddhist temple

Thailand`s attorney general said in November it would charge the temple`s abbot, Phra Dhammachayo, and four others with conspiracy to launder money and receive stolen goods.

Dec 27, 2016, 13:47 PM IST

Thai junta leader, opposition call on UN as tension rises

Under the proposed charter, a junta-appointed Senate with seats reserved for military commanders would check the powers of elected lawmakers for a five-year transitional period.

Jun 20, 2016, 15:56 PM IST

Thailand's ousted Shinawatra clan defies junta with publicity drive

Many analysts believe their Puea Thai Party would still easily win the next general election, which the junta has vowed to hold next year.

Jan 18, 2016, 10:28 AM IST

Arrest warrant issued against ex-Thai PM

A Thai court on Monday issued an arrest warrant against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after he failed to show up for the first hearing of a defamation case filed against him by the army.

Oct 12, 2015, 13:21 PM IST

Thaksin`s son doubles reward for Bangkok bomb suspect

The son of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra has more than doubled the reward offered by police for the capture of those behind this week`s deadly Bangkok bomb blast by putting up nearly $200,000.

Aug 22, 2015, 11:25 AM IST

Thai ex-PM Thaksin under investigation for lese majeste

Thai police are investigating whether fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra committed royal defamation in a recent interview, authorities said Wednesday as they announced his passports had been revoked.

May 27, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

Ousted Thai PM proclaims innocence as criminal trial starts

 Thailand`s ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra insisted on her innocence Tuesday at the start of a trial that could see her jailed for a decade, part of what observers say is a vendetta against her family.

May 19, 2015, 16:51 PM IST

Ousted Thai PM Thaksin says no plans to mobilise supporters

Thailand`s fugitive former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, said on Tuesday he had no plans to mobilise his "Red Shirt" supporters but called the first year of the junta government which came to power in a coup "not so impressive".

May 19, 2015, 13:19 PM IST

Ex-Thai PM stresses rule of law as sister appears in court

 Thailand`s wildly divisive billionaire former premier Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday told Asian governments the "rule of law" was key to democracy, nearly a year after the military toppled his sister`s administration.

May 19, 2015, 11:23 AM IST
Ousted Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra pleads not guilty as negligence trial begins

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra pleads not guilty as negligence trial begins

Thailand`s ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra appeared in court Tuesday for the start of a trial that could see her jailed for a decade, part of what observers say is a vendetta against her family.

May 19, 2015, 08:56 AM IST

Thailand`s Yingluck faces trial and political ruin

 Thailand`s first female prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces court Tuesday at the start of a negligence trial which could see her jailed for a decade and deliver a hammer blow to the political dominance of her family.

May 17, 2015, 09:58 AM IST

Five years after Thai Red Shirt killings, wounds still fresh

 Five years after a bloody military crackdown on Thailand`s pro-democracy `Red Shirts`, relatives of those killed say unrepentant army rulers have failed in their promise to heal the country`s deep divisions. 

May 13, 2015, 08:52 AM IST

Israeli businessmen briefly detained by Thai army: Police

A group of Israelis were briefly detained by Thai soldiers this week while making a business pitch at Bangkok`s police headquarters in what officers have described as a "misunderstanding".

May 09, 2015, 14:26 PM IST

Thai junta reforms to fail without better charter: Former PM

Any achievements by Thailand`s ruling junta while in power will be lost without significant changes to the country`s draft constitution, Democrat Party leader and former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Friday.

May 01, 2015, 19:02 PM IST

Thai inquest unsure who killed Japanese cameraman

A Thai inquest into the death of a Japanese cameraman during a military crackdown five years ago against protesters ended inconclusively on Thursday with the court unable to decide who fired the fatal shot.

Apr 30, 2015, 14:02 PM IST

Thailand deliberates new constitution to end turmoil

Deliberations began Monday on a new Thai constitution, which includes clauses to stop parties winning a majority and allows unelected officials to govern, in a bid by the Thai junta to end a near-decade of political turmoil.

Apr 20, 2015, 12:23 PM IST

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