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‘Unlawful’ transfer of NSC chief could spell the end for Yingluck

By Wed, Apr 02, 2014 10:00AM UTC 1 Comment Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

The legal challenges against the caretaker government of interim-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra are mounting as the campaign to chase her and the ruling Pheu Thai Party out of office gathers steam....

Analysis: Déjà vu in Thailand as court annuls elections

By Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:30AM UTC 15 Comments Pic: AP.

The Constitutional Court’s ruling to annul the February 2 elections Friday rewards those that attempted to stop the polls from taking place and marks a dangerous development in the ongoing political crisis – something that we have witnessed before. 16.57 สนนท ใช้สีสเปย์พ่นใส่ผ้าดำคำว่า ” 20ล้าน + 3 < 6 RIP แสดงถึงสัญาลักษณ์คัดค้านศาลรัฐธรรมนูญ pic.twitter.com/13l8YGRM6P — Note DN (@NoteBUJR)...

Thailand’s NACC ruling: Why it happened and what it means

By Wed, Jan 08, 2014 11:00AM UTC 1 Comment Pic: AP.

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will charge 308 lawmakers, most from interim Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s Pheu Thai Party, for proposed amendments to the country’s constitution adding more uncertainty over its candidates for the upcoming federal election on February 2. The proposed changes would have changed the Senate into a fully-elected chamber with 200 members, whereas...

Siam Voices 2013 Review – Part 1: Blowing the final whistle on Thailand’s political calm

By Fri, Dec 27, 2013 12:00PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

Welcome to the Siam Voices 2013 year in review series, where we look back at the most important and interesting headlines, issues and stories that happened in Thailand this past year. Today we start with the political 2013, which looked very different when it started compared to the chaos on the street we have now...

Thai Constitutional Court to decide on govt’s fate yet again

By Wed, Nov 20, 2013 8:30AM UTC 3 Comments Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

UPDATE (Nov 20, 14.30h): The Constitutional Court ruled that the charter amendments to be unlawful, but did not disband the ruling Pheu Thai Party and their coalition partners. The judges took offense at the many irregularities during the parliamentary process (such as MPs using their absent colleagues voter ID cards to vote on their behalf) and...

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