Tanks, Thaksin and 2 billion dollars : the military in Thailand’s crisis

Thailand s armed forces have intervened in politics many times before, most recently with Thaksin’s ouster in 2006. Many Thais welcomed that putsch as a circuit-breaker in a time of dangerously rising tension, arguing that the constitution had already been undermined by Thaksin, who now lives in self-exile and as he tries to claw his way back to power.

Red-shirts to intensify rallies ahead of the court verdict

The red-shirted supporters of the United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) will intensify their rally ahead of the upcoming court verdict in the Shinawatra assets seizure case, Democrat leader’s personal spokesman Thepthai Senpong said.

Possible scenarios for the Thaksin’s case showdown

All eyes are now on February 26, the judgment day for fugitive…

Cambodia returns Air Traffic Services to Thai owners

The government of Cambodia has officially returned the operation of Cambodia Air Traffic Services (CATS) to its owner, Bangkok-listed Samart Corp Plc, Samart executive vice chairman Sirichai Rasameechan said on Monday.

Contractor claims 20% kickback to politicians

Contractors claimed they were asked to pay kickbacks to politicians in return for the Transport Ministry’s construction projects under the Thai Khemkhaeng stimulus package.

Thailand: Prime Minister Comments on Mass Deportation of Hmong

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva sought to quiet international concerns about the possible expulsion of 4,000 ethnic Hmong to Laos.

Thai Prime Minister presents government’s one-year performance

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Wednesday focused on his government’s achievements on…

Economic reform: key to end political conflicts

Economic reforms will solve the ongoing chronic political conflicts, which keep intensifying…