Thailand: Caretaker PM rules out resignation World

Thailand: Caretaker PM rules out resignation

Thailand’s acting Prime Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan on May 19 ruled out the possibility of resigning amid rising pressure from anti-government protesters on him to step down.
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Thai army threatens to use force to contain violence

Thailand’s military chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha on May 15 declared that the army would use force to maintain law and order if violent demonstrations continue in response to the ongoing political crises.
ASEAN ministers support peaceful resolution to Thai crisis World

ASEAN ministers support peaceful resolution to Thai crisis

On the sidelines of the 24th ASEAN Summit held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on May 11, the foreign ministers of Southeast Asian countries have emphasised the need to end the ongoing political crisis in Thailand through dialogue and in full respect of democratic principles and the rule of law.
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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.
Thailand: Red Shirts rally to show support for government World

Thailand: Red Shirts rally to show support for government

Tens of thousands of Thailand’s United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) members, or the Red Shirts, are gathering on the western outskirts of Bangkok to show their support for caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
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Thai court rules February election invalid

The Thai Constitutional Court on March 21 declared that the general election held in Thailand last month was invalid as it failed to be held over the course of a single day as stipulated in the constitution.
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.
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Senate candidate registration begins in troubled Thailand

Candidates in Thailand on March 4 began registering for a Senate election to take place on March 30.
The registration of candidates vying for 77 seats in the 150-seat Senate will continue until March 8. The other 73 seats are appointed.
Thai Deputy PM calls for UN mediation World

Thai Deputy PM calls for UN mediation

Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul on February 26 proposed inviting the United Nations to help solve the current political crisis in the country.
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Thai caretaker PM leaves Bangkok

Thailand’s caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the target of anti-government protesters who have besieged parts of Bangkok for weeks, has left the capital city for official duties.
UN chief calls for end to violence in Thailand World

UN chief calls for end to violence in Thailand

Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon on February 23 condemned armed attacks against protesters in Thailand ’s Bangkok capital city, calling for an immediate end to the escalating violence in the country.