Articles Tagged 'Thailand'

Thai parliament elects ex military government chief Prayuth as PM

by BBC
June 6, 2019
Retired general Prayuth Chan-ocha, the man who led a military coup in Thailand five years ago, has been elected as the country’s civilian prime minister.… READ MORE

Sex tycoon turned lawmaker exposes the police corruption he used to foster

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September 13, 2011
By Richard S. Ehrlich – Special to The Washington Times BANGKOK | When Thai voters recently elected a joke-cracking, former massage parlor tycoon to parliament, they probably did not expect him to expose police corruption and topple the country’s police chief. All the drama is thanks to the wise-guy tactics of Chuvit Kamolvisit, who is using his status as a… READ MORE

Thai women cheer first female prime minister

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July 4, 2011
By Ploy Ten Kate (Reuters) – After six prime ministers in six years of sometimes bloody political upheaval, Thais might be excused for shrugging their shoulders about voting in number seven. But this time there’s one big difference. The new prime minister will be a woman, the first to hold the position in Thailand. Yingluck Shinawatra, a 44-year-old businesswoman who… READ MORE

Thai women cheer first female prime minister

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July 4, 2011
By Ploy Ten Kate, Reuters After six prime ministers in six years of sometimes bloody political upheaval, Thais might be excused for shrugging their shoulders… READ MORE

Extradition frays Thai-Russian relations

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August 23, 2010
By Richard S. Ehrlich-The Washington Times BANGKOK | Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is trying to repair damaged relations with the Kremlin after Moscow’s foreign minister condemned the Thai government’s decision to extradite Russian weapons dealer Viktor Bout from Bangkok to New York. “In a situation like this, pressure is normal. So it is best to handle it in a straightforward… READ MORE

Two corruption cases haunt Thai leader

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July 26, 2010
By Richard S. Ehrlich, The Washington Times BANGKOK | Two corruption cases threaten to unseat Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, dissolve his political party and hobble the bickering coalition that administers Thailand’s military-backed government. Prosecutors in the office of the attorney general have presented charges to the Constitutional Court accusing Mr. Abhisit’s Democrat Party of receiving illegal donations worth more than… READ MORE

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