Thailand's former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has been formally charged with murder in connection with the deaths of protesters killed during a crackdown on anti-government demos in 2010.
BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Thailand cut off electricity to the prime minister's office compound on Thursday while their leaders met with businesspeople to explain why they want to oust the caretaker government before upcoming elections. Protest leader Suthep ... FULL ARTICLE AT Seattle Post Intelligencer
BY MID-AFTERNOON on December 9th the leader of Thailand’s would-be revolution, Suthep Thaugsuban, was celebrating the capture of Bangkok’s government district from atop a makeshift stage. Before him the prime minister’s office stood closed and empty, surrounded ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Economist
by Associated Press BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS Associated Press - 12 December 2013 07:21-05:00 ASIA: THAILAND-POLITICS BANGKOK — Protesters cut off electricity to the prime minister's office compound and demand that police abandon the premises, piling fresh pressure on ... FULL ARTICLE AT New Europe News
Thaksin Shinawatra (Thai: ทักษิณ ชินวัตร, IPA: [tʰáksǐn tɕʰinnawát]; Chinese: 丘達新, Qiū Dáxīn, nicknamed Maew แม้ว by the media ), born July 26, 1949 in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, is a Thai businessman, politician, former Prime Minister of Thailand, and former leader of the populist Thai Rak Thai Party. Deposed in a military coup and convicted in absentia of abusing power, he is currently... Full Article At Wikipedia.org