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Thailand revokes former PM Thaksin’s passports

By Wed, May 27, 2015 6:02PM UTC 3 Comments

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have revoked two passports belonging to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra following an interview he gave in South Korea last week....

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

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 9:59AM UTC 0 Comment

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 0 Comment

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 0 Comment

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 0 Comment

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...