Thailand: Yellow-shirt leader plans new party to back PM World

Thailand: Yellow-shirt leader plans new party to back PM

Leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee, also known as the Yellow-shirt, plans to found a political party to back Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha in maintaining his post after the next general election.
Thai protest leader indicted for murder charges World

Thai protest leader indicted for murder charges

Thailand’s former Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) Suthep Thaugsuban was indicted on May 26 by the Criminal Court over charges of murder and attempted murder, local media reported.
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Thai protesters launch "final battle" against government

Thailand’s anti-government protesters, led by former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban, on May 9 besieged television stations and police positions as they launched a “final battle” to topple the caretaker government.
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Shooting in Bangkok injures two

A woman and a man were injured during a March 7 shooting near Lumpini Park in the Thai capital Bangkok, a few hours before the Thai government assessed whether to maintain the state of emergency declared on January 22.
Protesters surround Thailand’s ruling party headquarters World

Protesters surround Thailand’s ruling party headquarters

About 300 anti-government protesters on March 5 marched to the headquarters of the ruling Puea Thai party as rumours spread that the government could move from Bangkok to a stronghold of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the northern province of Chiang Mai.
Thai people support talks to end unrest World

Thai people support talks to end unrest

A majority of Thai people agree that caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban should hold direct talks in a bid to end the current political deadlock, according to a Suan Dusit poll.
Thai minister rejects proposed talks with protest leader World

Thai minister rejects proposed talks with protest leader

Thai Labour Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung on February 28 rejected a proposal for talks from the protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban as demonstrators rallied at ministries to put pressure on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down.
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Thai protest leader proposes talks with caretaker PM

Thailand's anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban on February 27 agreed to hold talks with caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, provided that the talks are one-on-one and televised live.
Farmers head to Bangkok to join anti-gov't protests World

Farmers head to Bangkok to join anti-gov't protests

More than 1,000 farmers headed to Bangkok on February 20 to join anti-government protests in a bid to increase pressure on caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to make overdue payments under the government's rice-pledging scheme.
Thai Prime Minister protests innocence World

Thai Prime Minister protests innocence

The caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on February 20 protested her innocence after the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) filed charges against her over a rice-pledging scheme.