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Fans mob Thai ex-PM Yingluck days before referendum

Hundreds of fans mobbed ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra as she arrived at court Friday to give evidence at her negligence trial, where she implored supporters to vote on a contentious referendum this weekend.

Ousted party urges Thais to reject junta's constitution

The political party toppled in Thailand's 2014 coup urged voters Wednesday to reject the military's proposed new constitution, describing it as an undemocratic document that would further entrench army rule.

Thai pro-democracy `Red Shirts` to reject army charter

Thailand`s pro-democracy "Red Shirt" movement will vote against a new junta-scripted charter in a looming referendum, their leader said Thursday, a move that could deepen the country`s political impasse.

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.

Thai junta picks 21-member panel to write new constitution

Thailand's military government appointed a new committee on Monday to write a post-coup constitution after an unpopular earlier draft was rejected last month in a move that has delayed elections until at least 2017.

Thailand's army-backed council shoots down draft Constitution

Thailand's military-appointed reform council on Sunday rejected a controversial draft constitution, delaying the return of democracy in the coup-prone country following last year's takeover by the junta and raising fears that the powerful army may tighten its grip over power.

Former Thai MPs survive impeachment vote

Thailand`s junta-picked Parliament Friday voted against impeaching 248 ex-lawmakers in a rare reprieve for a party that was unceremoniously kicked out of office after last year`s coup.

Ailing Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej treated for `water on the brain`

Thailand`s revered but ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej has been treated for "water on the brain" and a chest infection, the palace has revealed in a rare statement, amid public concern over the health of the world`s longest serving monarch.

Thailand sets impeachment vote date for former MPs

Thailand`s junta-picked parliament Thursday will vote next week on the impeachment of 248 ex-lawmakers, the majority from the ousted ruling party of Yingluck Shinawatra, in a move that could decimate her family`s political base.

Thai military court releases 14 student protesters

Thai military court releases 14 student protesters

 A Thai military court on Tuesday released 14 students held for almost two weeks for holding anti-coup protests in defiance of a ban on public gatherings, but the charges against them have not been dropped.

Thailand slammed for `disturbing` student sedition charges

The European Union hit out at Thailand`s junta Tuesday for pursuing sedition charges against a group of anti-coup student activists, describing their arrest and prosecution in a military court as a "disturbing development".

Detained Thai students 'merely invited for talks': Police

Dozens of Thai students who were dragged away and held overnight by police after they staged an anti-coup protest in Bangkok Friday evening were "merely invited for talks", a senior police officer said Saturday.

Small Thai anti-junta groups vow protests on coup anniversary

Small groups of anti-junta activists have vowed to hold protests Friday marking one year since Thailand`s generals seized power from the elected government, but widespread dissent is unlikely in a country still locked down by the military.

A year after Thai coup, stability trumps growth for business

When Thailand`s Army seized power in a bloodless coup, much of the business establishment quietly cheered them on. A year on, the captains of Thai industry remain firmly behind the junta, despite a lacklustre economy and a delayed return to democracy.

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.

Thai junta delays polls, raising questions about return to democracy

Thai junta delays polls, raising questions about return to democracy

Thailand`s junta delayed a general election by at least six months on Tuesday, hours after former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was banned from travelling overseas, raising questions about a promised return to democracy.

Former Thai PM banned from travelling abroad at start of trial

  Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was banned from travelling overseas on Tuesday at the start of her trial on negligence charges, the latest in a slew of cases her supporters say are part of an attempt to tighten the junta`s grip on power.

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".

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.

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.