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Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

Down the memory hole: Thaksin’s name removed from Thai textbook

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 9:59AM UTC Comments Off Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

In a move that would make the Ministry of Truth proud, Thomas Fuller of the NYT reports: His legacy is inseparable from the past decade of political tumult in Thailand, but high school students will not find the name Thaksin Shinawatra in the history textbooks that the country’s military junta recently ordered schools to use. Mr....

Thai game plan: Drive Shinawatras into exile

By Thu, Jul 03, 2014 3:43PM UTC Comments Off Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawa

In November of last year, a Thai businessman with close connections to the leaders of the Bangkok protests that eventually drove the Pheu Thai government from power said the real reason for the protest wasn’t just to oust the government....

Government and red shirt reaction to the military’s declaration of martial law

By Wed, May 21, 2014 7:55AM UTC Comments Off Riot police officers, foreground, and soldiers guard the National Broadcasting of Thailand (NBT) building after anti-government protesters entered the compound during a rally Friday. Pic: AP.

Have already blogged on the PDRC reaction. Acting caretaker PM per ThaiGov: Today (20 May 2014) Deputy Prime Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan, Acting Prime Minister, gave comment on declaration of the Marital Law by the Royal Thai Army as follows: With reference to the Royal Thai Army’s declaration of the Martial Law to preserve order and...

Thai military warns against political violence

By Sun, May 18, 2014 9:30AM UTC Comments Off Thai soldiers in Bangkok. Pic: AP.

Army chief warns the military ‘may be needed to come out and restore peace and order’ writes Richard S. Ehrlich for Asia Sentinel. Thailand’s powerful military is clearly growing concerned about the rising tide of political violence in Bangkok, with Army Chief Prayuth Chan-ocha warning in an official statement that the carnage has to stop. “I...

Thailand: Will the Shinawatras take a break from politics?

By Fri, May 02, 2014 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Thailand: Will the Shinawatras take a break from politics?

The Bangkok Post in March 2014: Another source in the Democrat Party said Mr Abhisit has come up with his “model” for caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the network of Thaksin’s allies to take a break from politics for at least a year. Under the model, efforts must be made to establish a council...

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