Dec 14, 2012 03:39 EST
The terrorism trial of leaders of Thailand's 2010 "Red Shirt" protests began on Friday, a day after a former premier was charged over his role in the bloody street battles which left scores dead in Bangkok.
Dec 13, 2012 07:54 EST
Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thursday denied murder charges over a civilian's death during a crackdown on anti-government rallies in 2010.
Dec 13, 2012 05:21 EST
Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was charged with murder on Thursday, his party said, over a civilian's death during a crackdown on anti-government rallies two years ago.
Dec 13, 2012 02:11 EST
Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva arrived on Thursday at a justice ministry building to be charged with murder over a civilian's death during a crackdown on anti-government rallies two years ago.
Dec 07, 2012 03:54 EST
Former Thai premier Abhisit Vejjajiva Friday said the decision to charge him with murder over 2010 "Red Shirt" rallies was "political", insisting military action against protestors was to restore order.
Dec 06, 2012 07:10 EST
Former Thai premier Abhisit Vejjajiva is to be charged with murder over the death of a civilian during 2010 "Red Shirt" rallies, officials said Thursday, the first government figure to face court over the bloodshed.
Dec 06, 2012 03:39 EST
Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is to face a charge of murder over the death of a taxi driver who was shot by soldiers during 2010 "Red Shirt" rallies, authorities said Thursday.
Aug 30, 2012 07:56 EDT
Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva testified in court on Thursday for the first time in connection with dozens of protest deaths in 2010, saying the authorities had tried to avoid loss of life.
Aug 23, 2012 05:35 EDT
Locked up for breaking Thailand's most enduring taboo, the kingdom's "royal insult" prisoners say they face mistreatment from jail guards and are shunned even by common criminals.
Aug 09, 2012 10:30 EDT
The terrorism trial of Thai "Red Shirt" leaders in connection with deadly civil unrest in 2010 was postponed Thursday until November because some of the defendants enjoy immunity while parliament is in session.
Jul 10, 2012 09:43 EDT
A key Thai Red Shirt leader was on Tuesday given a suspended jail term for slander over claims he accused the former premier of sitting incorrectly during an audience with Thailand's revered king.
Jun 28, 2012 10:54 EDT
The United States has shelved plans for a climate research project based out of Thailand, its embassy said Thursday, after political bickering within the kingdom delayed approval for the scheme.
May 18, 2012 05:13 EDT
A Thai court stripped a top "Red Shirt" leader of his parliamentary seat Friday, in a move likely to anger supporters of the movement whose protests in Bangkok in 2010 descended into bloodshed.
May 08, 2012 05:49 EDT
A Thai grandfather who became a symbol of a budding free speech movement after he was jailed for defaming the monarchy has died in prison, his lawyer said Tuesday, fanning controversy over the harsh law.
Mar 13, 2012 12:04 EDT
Thailand is to hold inquests into the deaths of 16 people killed during a crackdown on "Red Shirt" anti-government protests two years ago, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Mar 06, 2012 03:31 EST
Thailand will offer $250,000 in compensation to the family of a Japanese cameraman shot dead during a crackdown on protests in Bangkok two years ago, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday.
Mar 02, 2012 02:38 EST
Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said he expects the kingdom's economy to rebound in the first quarter of 2012 as firms increase output following last year's devastating floods.
Dec 09, 2011 11:46 EST
Thailand's former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva faced several hours of police questioning on Friday over a deadly military crackdown on mass opposition protests in Bangkok last year.
Dec 09, 2011 11:30 EST
Supporters of a grandfather jailed for 20 years in Thailand for insulting the king held a rare public protest against the kingdom's strict lese majeste laws in the capital Bangkok on Friday.
Dec 08, 2011 14:48 EST
A court in Thailand on Thursday jailed an American for two-and-a-half years for insulting the king, drawing a protest from the United States, which said he was exercising his right to free speech.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Assumed office |
17 December 2008
|Preceded by||Chaovarat Chanweerakul (Acting)|
23 April 2005 – 19 September 2006
27 February 2008 – 17 December 2008
|Preceded by||Banyad Bantadthan|
|Born||3 August 1964 |
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
|Political party||Democrat Party|