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Ex-yellow shirt leader Sondhi found guilty of insulting Thai monarchy

By Wed, Oct 02, 2013 9:30AM UTC Comments Off Sondhi Limthongkul. Pic: AP.

Thai court sentences former leader of the ultra-royalist and reactionary yellow shirts movement Sondhi Limthongkul to two years in jail for lèse majesté, but for entirely the wrong reasons. Things went from bad to worse for Sondhi Limthongkul, the media mogul turned leader of the so-called ‘People’s Alliance for Democracy’ (PAD) aka the yellow shirts, on Tuesday:...

Is this the end for Thailand’s ultra-nationalist yellow shirts?

By Mon, Aug 26, 2013 10:00AM UTC 1 Comment Sondhi Limthongkul. Pic: AP.

As leaders of the ultra-nationalist People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) announce they have quit their roles in the movement, is this the end for Thailand’s yellow shirts? It was a Friday and the end of a rather tumultuous political week with long parliament debates on constitutional amendments almost coming to a grinding halt because of...

Thailand’s yellow shirts change focus, abandon street protests… for now

By Mon, Mar 12, 2012 10:00AM UTC 1 Comment Thailand’s yellow shirts change focus, abandon street protests… for now

By Saksith Saiyasombut The ultra-nationalist “People’s Alliance for Democracy” (PAD), also commonly known as the yellow shirts, have assembled for the first time since Yingluck Shinawatra became prime minister. Yingluck is the sister of their arch-nemesis and former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra. With the change of government came also the concerns of a return of widespread...

Thailand: Top PAD leader calls for another military coup – Is this legal?

By Fri, Jan 20, 2012 11:28PM UTC 1 Comment Sondhi Limthongkul. Pic: AP.

By Prach Panchakunathorn The Nation reports: The People’s Alliance for Democracy on Friday organised a public talk to mark the Chinese New Year and its four leaders vowed to resume the struggle against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. PAD leader Sondhi Limthongkul, speaking via a telephone call from China, said the military should stage a...

Thailand’s Yellow Shirt leader Sondhi says he’s broke

By Fri, Oct 21, 2011 2:55PM UTC 1 Comment Sondhi Limthongkul. Pic: AP.

Publisher closes his TV station, at least for now, reports Asia Sentinel Thai publisher Sondhi Limthongkul, who led the People’s Alliance for Democracy – the so-called Yellow Shirts – in years of virulent and sometimes violent attempts to deny ousted Premier Thaksin Shinawatra a role in Thailand’s government, appears to be in serious financial trouble....

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