A slate of veteran members of the Walking Street Community Board were defeated in their reelection bid by a party of about a dozen members proclaiming themselves fresh “new blood.” Their goals include increased safety for tourists and more frequent garbage collection.
More than 1,000 area supporters of the Red Shirt political party gathered for an all-day educational seminar. They received diplomas certifying they had taken the course on Red Shirt principles and strategies.
A libel trial involving a leader of the Red Shirts party began in a Bangkok court. The former fugitive Mr. Arisman Pongruangrong is accused of libeling former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Mr. Arisman made speeches in 2009 describing Mr. Abhisit as a corrupt leader who ordered soldiers to kill people.
BANGKOK, Oct 11 -- The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on malfeasance charges involving Bt9.9 billion in non-performing loans issued by state-owned Krung Thai Bank (KTB).
The recent visit to the United States by Thailand’s former prime minister Taksin Shinnawatra sparked a recent protest at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. About 150 dissenters objected to the U.S. Visa granted to Mr. Taksin that allowed him to travel into the country.
A protest by Yellow Shirt Thai expats in Los Angeles forced former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to cancel a public speech to Red Shirt supporters on the eve of the Queen’s birthday. Mr. Thaksin has been visiting the U.S. for about a week.
BANGKOK, July 14 - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Saturday that she will forward the ruling of Constitution Court to the Council of State for deliberation on the next steps.
Mr. Itthiphol Khunpleum with his team “Rao Rak Pattaya” thanked all people who supported and voted for him to become the Lord Mayor of Pattaya for the second time.
BANGKOK, June 8 - The United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), the red shirt movement, camped out near Parliament Thursday night, waiting to open the way for members of the upper and lower houses, both senators and MPs, to enter the building for today’s joint session.
Thai Prime Minister Mrs. Yinglak Shinnawatra informed the foreign press that the political situation in the Kingdom remains stable, although there are some current minor disturbances which will soon be solved.
BANGKOK, June 1 - Anti-government groups on Friday rallying outside Parliament to oppose the passage of reconciliation bills to be considered today have blocked a key route preventing lawmakers from entering parliament to start deliberations.
SAMUT SAKHON, May 30 - Myanmar opposition leader and democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday promised to help resolve unequal rights of Myanmar nationals working in Thailand.
BANGKOK, May 24 - The Thai government on Thursday handed over compensation payments for the first batch of political violence victims, while the opposition warned that payment without fact-finding on the incidents could impede the national reconciliation process.
BANGKOK, May 19 -- Red shirt supporters started gathering at Ratchaprasong intersection to join activities organized by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) -- the red shirt movement -- to mark the second anniversary of the 2010 protest against the previous Abhisit Vejjajiva-led administration.
BANGKOK, May 14 – After a bizarre 24-hour standoff and towing him in his truck from Buri Ram to Bangkok, the Thai authorities are taking Karun Sai-ngan, former senator and Yellow Shirt activist to Criminal Court this morning to ask permission to detain him, and will file terrorism and other charges against him.
BANGKOK, May 13 - Former senator and Yellow shirt activist Karun Sai-ngam refused to leave his pickup truck in order to hear police charges, even after it was towed from the northeastern province of Buri Ram to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) headquarters in Bangkok.
BANGKOK, May 8 -- The 61-year-old Thai man better known as “Ah-gong" or "Uncle SMS" for sending text messages deemed insulting to the monarchy and who received a 20-year prison sentence died early today, Corrections Department Director-General Suchart Wonganantachai announced.
BANGKOK, April 27 – Thailand’s Criminal Court on Friday sentenced 68-year-old Surachai Danwattananusorn to another two years six months after being found guilty on lese majeste charges, bringing his total jail term to 10 years.
Pattaya Mayor Mr. Ithiphol Khunpleum's performance concerning the admistration of Pattaya for the past 4 years has been successful, the locals are satisfied with his working performance for 78.12%
SI SA KET, April 14 – Several thousand Red Shirts on Saturday crossed a border checkpoint in the northern province of Si Sa Ket to greet ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra on Thai New Year in Cambodia.