• Sun, 31 Mar 2019 01:00
    King strips ex-premier Thaksin of royal decorations
    The Thai king has revoked the royal decorations of billionaire ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, citing his conviction and "extremely inappropriate" flight from the country, according to an announcement published Saturday.
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  • Fri, 29 Mar 2019 01:00
    Military strips Thaksin of award, calls for ‘good people’ to govern
    MILITARY TOP brass yesterday issued a strong call for a government of “good people” in accordance with the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s exhortation, while the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School Alumni Foundation stripped former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra of an award due to his alleged disrespect for the monarchy.
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  • Mon, 25 Mar 2019 21:16
    Former PM Thaksin says Thai election 'rigged' and marred by 'irregularities'
    Thailand's election was marred by "irregularities" and "rigged" to ensure the military retain their political grip on the kingdom, former premier Thaksin Shinawatra told AFP in an interview on Monday.
    politics
  • Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:00
    For Thaksin, daughter’s wedding just another political opportunity
    Thaksin Shinawatra crowed that his daughter’s wedding in Hong Kong on Friday had to be rearranged so as not to clash with the celebrations after his Pheu Thai Party won Sunday’s general election.
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  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 01:00
    Thanathorn, netizens slam Nation TV
    FUTURE FORWARD Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit yesterday beat a right-leaning television station at its own game, challenging it to prove the authenticity of an audio clip alleged to be a conversation between him and ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
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  • Sun, 03 Mar 2019 01:00
    Shinawatra parties rally across Thailand as crucial court ruling looms
    Parties aligned with Thailand's powerful Shinawatra clan are staging major rallies this weekend ahead of a court ruling that could deal a gut punch to their prospects in national elections later this month.
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  • Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:43
    King bars Princess Ubolratana from entering politics
    His Majesty the King issued a statement on Friday night prohibiting his older sister Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi from entering politics after she decided to accept a pro-Thaksin Shinawatra party’s invitation to run as its PM candidate.
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  • Sat, 09 Feb 2019 01:00
    Surprise move sees Prayut tread carefully as he accepts invitation
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha issued a statement on Friday saying he accepted pro-junta Phalang Pracharat Party’s invitation to be its PM candidate just minutes after the pro-Thaksin Shinawatra party Thai Raksa Chart revealed its big surprise – the nomination of Princess Ubolratana.
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  • Fri, 08 Feb 2019 16:41
    The Princess who would be prime minister
    Princess Ubolratana on Friday veered from the entertainment circuit and into politics as she was announced as the sole prime-ministerial candidate for the Thai Raksa Chart Party, which is affiliated with former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
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  • Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:12
    Princess is Thai Raksa Chart’s sole candidate for Prime Minister
    Princess Ubolratana, who relinquished her royal status in 1972, was named on Friday by the Thai Raksa Chart Party, a major ally of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, as its sole candidate to be the next Prime Minister.
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  • Mon, 04 Feb 2019 12:04
    Eight different ‘Thaksins’ and a ‘Yingluck’ vying for votes in Northeast
    Several Pheu Chart Party candidates in the coming election have actually changed their names to “Thaksin” in the hope of capitalising on the continuing popularity of the party’s ostensible patron, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
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  • Sun, 27 Jan 2019 08:46
    Can Thaksin make a political comeback?
    “ELECTIONS are finally here – on March 24” was the front page headline on Thursday of The Nation, an English-language newspaper in Thailand.
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  • Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:00
    You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…
    Even before Thaksin Shinawatra entered politics, his family was involved in dubious, if not totally illegal, business documentation. In fact, it was something in his pre-Thai Rak Thai past – the massive transfers of shares from his inner circles to people who were not supposed to have them – that kick-started Thailand’s ongoing and detrimental national divide. 
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  • Tue, 15 Jan 2019 01:00
    Thaksin returns to limelight with launch weekly podcast
    POLITICAL SCIENTISTS yesterday said the latest move by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to show his vision through a weekly podcast “Good Monday”, could invite comparisons between the Shinawatra and the pro-junta camps ahead of the upcoming election.
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  • Wed, 02 Jan 2019 01:00
    How Prayut missed a golden opportunity
    Talk of what Prayut Chan-o-cha must do to ensure that his 2014 coup is not “wasted” has been too political. Many, including the man himself, assume the measure of success or failure depends on whether the camp loyal to Thaksin Shinawatra can make its way back into power. That idea is not only wrong, it’s also very damaging.
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