BANGKOK, April 24 (TNA) - Thailand's Criminal Court on Friday temporarily released three top leaders of the anti-government United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), just hours after Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva lifted the emergency decree in the capital and five surrounding provinces.
BANGKOK, April 24 - Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has lifted implementation of the State of Emergency Decree in Bangkok and surrounding areas effective Friday.
BANGKOK, April 23 Thailand's Criminal Court on Thursday dismissed a petition to seek the immediate release of three key leaders of the anti-government United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), while ruling that the imposition of the state of emergency to quell unrest in the country by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is lawful.
BANGKOK, April 22 (TNA) Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Wednesday called on Thailand's lawmakers to help resolve the nation's deep-rooted political conflict through parliamentary system. In return, the Opposition camp heavily criticised the government for its handling of anti-government protests.
BANGKOK, April 21 (TNA) Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij on Monday voiced confidence that the Thai economy will begin to recover late this year, despite forecasts by many think tanks that the economy will shrink rather deeply in the wake of riots by anti-government protesters during the recent Songkran Festival.
BANGKOK, April 20 -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Monday ruled out negotiations with convicted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to end Thailand's ongoing political turmoil.
At Kao Yai National Park , an eight year-old girl was accidentally left alone for 4 nights, suffering from the cold, rain, and virtual starvation in the bush,with only leeches and a tiger for company. The girl was originally in the company of her extended family, but without her parents, and when it came time for them to leave, they overlooked the absence of their charge, leaving her to face the wilds alone.
BANGKOK, April 20 - Thailand‘s national police chief Pol. Gen. Patcharawat Wongsuwan is scheduled to speak on Monday about cases progressing against both the People‘s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) and its rival, the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD).
BANGKOK, April 19 -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Sunday that his government would listen to charges that protesters or innocent residents died from military weaponry, meaning gunfire from government forces, during the operation to disperse anti-government protesters on April 13.
BANGKOK, April 18 The Thai authorities on Saturday announced that they believed more than five gunmen were involved in the attempt to kill Sondhi Limthongkul, a top leader of People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), a movement which helped topple three former governments.
BANGKOK, April 16 -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva asserted Thursday that his government is determined to host a renewed session of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit with six dialogue partners, cancelled abruptly after anti-government protesters stormed into the hotel venue of the meeting last week.
BANGKOK, April 14 - In an attempt to cope with any untoward incidents which might occur in the capital and elsewhere in outlying areas following Monday's unrest which saw two civilians killed and 123 others injured, Thailand?s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Tuesday the Emergency Decree remains in force even though anti-government protests have ended and a certain degree of normalcy has been restored.
BANGKOK, April 11 Thirty-six persons died and 410 others were injured in 392 road accidents throughout Thailand on Friday, the first day of the most dangerous seven days peak period of the Songkran festival, Thailand?s traditional New Year, a senior Ministry if Interior official said.
BANGKOK, April 10 Unwavering in the face of the red-shirted protesters move to intensify its anti-government campaign by blocking key intersections in the centre of the capital, causing traffic chaos in the city on Thursday, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva pledged in the evening that his government would take immediate legal action against those who violated the law.
BANGKOK, April 9 Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva reaffirmed Thursday morning that he will not resign from his post, as demanded by red-shirted protesters of the anti-government United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) rallied in Bangkok for the second day.
BANGKOK, April 6 - Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva assured the public on Monday his government would handle the planned anti-government mass rally later this week without resorting to any special law, rather soft measures would be applied to prevent possible clashes and loss of lives.
PHNOM PENH, April 3 -- Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya has apologized to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen for the misunderstanding of the word he used to describe the premier, according to his letter received here on Thursday.
BANGKOK, April 4-- Anti-government protesters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) will distribute leaflets urging people living in Bangkok and outlying areas to join them in a mass rally to be held next Wednesday aimed at throwing out the coalition government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.
BANGKOK, April 3, Thai and Cambodian officials confirmed a second heavy gunfight along their disputed border broke out Friday afternoon, leaving three soldiers dead and several others wounded, just hours after a brief early morning skirmish near the ancient Preah Vihear temple on the disputed frontier.
BANGKOK, March 31 - Thailand's Cabinet will not meet this week, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said Tuesday, saying the situation didn't permit regular Tuesday session as Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was to leave for London at noon and anti-government protesters still blockaded all entrances to Government House.