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Thai court disbands governing party

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Thai court disbands governing party
International Herald Tribune –
By Seth Mydans and Thomas Fuller BANGKOK: A Thai court disbanded the governing party on Tuesday and barred the prime minister and other party executives from politics, but the party said it was set to reconstitute itself under another name and hold on

Thai Court Orders Ruling Party Disbanded Washington Post
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December 2, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Thailand shuts down second airport in capital

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Thailand shuts down second airport in capital
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BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) – Thai authorities have closed a second airport in the capital after anti-government protesters stormed the terminal.
Thai PM snubs call to quit to end airport siege
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Japan Air, Singapore Air Cancel Flights to Bangkok (Update1)
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By Chris Cooper Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) — Japan Airlines Corp., Singapore Airlines Ltd. and other Asian carriers canceled flights to Bangkok for a second day today after the city’s two main airports were shut down due to anti-government protesters.
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November 27, 2008 at 3:04 am

Protesters shut down Bangkok’s international airport / Thai army chief asks PM to step down

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Thai Army Chief Urges Government to Step Down, Call Snap Elections
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By VOA News Thailand’s army commander has told the country’s elected government that it should step down and call a snap election to resolve a deepening political crisis.

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Thailand government rejects army call to dissolve parliament
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Thailand government rejects army call to dissolve parliament, UK –

Thailand’s tourism industry set to suffer CNN International –

Army Chief Calls for Thai Elections to End Protests (Update2) Bloomberg –

Thailand’s army chief calls for prime minister’s resignation Los Angeles Times, CA

British tourists stranded by Thailand protests Reuters UK, UK –

Thai army chief advises prime minister to quit International Herald Tribune, France –

Indonesia cancels all flights to Bangkok Xinhua, China –

Thai Protesters Refuse to Clear out of Bangkok Airport Spiegel Online, Germany –

Airport 3000 go free Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –

Update: Thailand’s Airport Shut By Protesters, Army Chief Calls AHN –

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November 26, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Thailand: PAD anti-government protesters begin self proclaimed “last battle …

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Protests cancel Thai parliament session
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BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) — Thousands of anti-government protesters marched on Thailand’s Parliament Monday morning, causing lawmakers to postpone their session fearing violence, said House speaker Chai Chidchob.

Thai protestors have government on the run – Summary Earthtimes (press release), UK

Buses Hijacked In Bangkok Rally Sky News, UK –

Thai shares fall 2.87 per cent on political turmoil
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Thai parliament shut as protesters cut off electricity This is London, UK –

PAD moves to Don Mueang, declares victory Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Protesters at Thai Parliament for ‘final showdown’ The Associated Press –

PAD declares victory after House session postponed Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Ministers flee as protesters move on temporary Govt House Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

PAD pulls plug on police HQ, surrounds gov’t offices Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai protesters surround parliament for ‘final battle’ AFP –

Anti-government protesters besiege the Parliament Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai protesters surround Parliament in showdown The Associated Press –

PAD anti-government protesters begin self proclaimed “last battle Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

EXCLUSIVE-Thai PM says will not resign, expects no coup Forbes, NY –

Thai protesters wage ‘final battle’, Qatar –

UPDATE 1-Thousands of Thai protesters be Life Style Extra, UK –

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November 24, 2008 at 3:36 am

Day 30 – Thai’s PAD rejects new government but King approves

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September 24, 2008 at 3:22 am

Day 29 – Taking long time to name Somchai’s cabinet lineup for royal approval

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New Thai prime minister submits cabinet lineup for royal approval Monsters and –

Sompong, New Thai Foreign Minister Bernama, Malaysia –

Thai caretaker justice minister to become foreign minister Xinhua, China –

PM: First meeting of new cabinet later this week Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

PM says cabinet is good-looking Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Somchai Needs To Prove His Worth – Fast Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

Historical background of Thai Govermnent House Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

New Thai First Lady no simple houseiwfe AsiaOne, Singapore –

Cabinet constructed Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PM confirms cabinet finalised Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Biggest test since 1997 awaits Bangkok Post, Thailand –

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September 23, 2008 at 2:41 am

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Day 28 – “The Philippines has Marcos, Indonesia has Suharto, Thailand has Thaksin and Samak.

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Is Chavalit fostering false hope in the deep South Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Somchai completes his team Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Friends of Newin deny lobbying cabinet seats Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

ROUNDUP: Thailand’s new prime minister yet to announce cabinet Earthtimes (press release), UK –

Thailand’s new prime minister still deciding on cabinet Monsters and –

Thailand: Calming the Political Turmoil International Crisis Group, Belgium –

THAILAND: Fighting domestic violence Reuters AlertNet, UK –

Meet my brother-in-law PeaceReporter, Italy –

Cabinet constructed Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PAD presents ‘New Politics’ Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai PM completes new cabinet line-up Xinhua, China –

‘Democracy protesters’ present unique election method as ‘New … Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

New cabinet line-up remains unsettled Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Poonpirom to leave Energy Ministry Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thailand: Caretaker deputy FM Suchart elected leader of Puea Thai … Mathaba.Net, UK –

Complete cabinet line-up expected Monday evening Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Suchart to lead Puea Thai party Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PAD drops 70:30 split for House under revised plan Bangkok Post, Thailand –


Somchai has a golden chance Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Do not hold your breath over cabinet Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Politics still casts shadow despite entry of new premier Bangkok Post, Thailand –

White knights in Bangkok Indian Express, India –

PAD brainstorms over “New Politics” Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Ten great ways to punish Thai democracy Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

This week in Focus Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

suchart throws hat in ring Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Political situation to improve under PM Somchai : NIDA rector Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Most Bangkokians think PM can settle political conflicts : survey Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

New Thai prime minister to name cabinet amid suspicious opposition Earthtimes (press release), UK –

Democracy – ready or not Manila Times, Philippines –

Opposition urges ‘clean’ cabinet ministers Bangkok Post, Thailand –

New Thai PM vows to heal social rifts ABC Online, Australia –

War without limits among the privileged International Viewpoint, UK –

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 22, 2008 at 3:08 am

Day 26 – Thai Protesters Wary of new PM’s Call for Talks

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PPP meeting on new cabinet Bangkok Post, Thailand –

New Thai cabinet to be named in coming days — PM, Philippines –

PPP’s list completed by 90 per cent: Somchai Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Talks possible soon Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Negotiations between PAD, government to start after cabinet forms Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Jongrak insists police will not use force to disperse protesters Nation Multimedia, Thailand –


Thailand: New PM inspects new temporary offices at Don Mueang airport Mathaba.Net, UK –

Security tight at Thai rally Straits Times, Singapore –

Ruangroj ready for defence, Thanong snubs PPP Bangkok Post, Thailand –

A big hand for PAD supporters Bangkok Post, Thailand –

New politics, new conflicts Bangkok Post, Thailand – 3

Thai Protesters Wary of Prime Minister Somchai’s Call for Talks Bloomberg –

Mahathir sees West’s hypocrisy in bail-outs GulfNews, United Arab Emirates –

Thaksin gives nod for key positions Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Hopes for breakthrough Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PAD restricts vote-seekers Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Politics as a family affair Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PAD supporters should dump leaders Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Somchai upbeat after ‘good’ phone talk with pad leader sondhi Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Somchai blazing a trail Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

New cabinet line-up to finish in a few days : PM Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Somchai must lead road to reconciliation Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai PM Takes Actions against Crisis Prensa Latina, Cuba –

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September 20, 2008 at 6:29 am

Day 25 – Thai protesters to fight on despite new premier

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In pictures: Thai protest goes on BBC News, UK –

New PM concedes he met with protest leaders Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

PM optimistic on talks with PAD Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Slow Motion Violence Strategy Page –

Reuters Southeast Asia News Highlights 0900 GMT Sept 19 Yahoo, Thailand –

Thai PM visits his new office, in abandoned airport terminal AFP –

Thai King Signs Royal Command Appointing Somchai New PM Yahoo, Thailand –

Thai police to tighten security to prevent rally clash Mathaba.Net, UK –

Pro-government rally marks Thai coup anniversary International Herald Tribune, France –

Chavalit: PM suitable to take double post Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Yes, it’s weird times in Thailand and Malaysia – but democracy is … Globe and Mail, Canada –

Thai PM opens dialogue with protest leaders Reuters South Africa, South Africa –

Thailand: MP Wants Southern MP In Cabinet Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

Where Is The Tolerance For Democracy? Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

Thailand: New Team Seeks Talks With Anti-govt PAD Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

New Thai prime minister installed amid continuing political turmoil World Socialist Web Site, MI –

Water management Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Slowly does it … Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai Police on Alert as Thaksin Supporters Plan Bangkok Rally Bloomberg –

Weird times in Thailand, Malaysia – but democracy is working Globe and Mail, Canada –

Thai King endorses Somchai`s premiership Mathaba.Net, UK –

Thaksin to vet cabinet Bangkok Post, Thailand –

UDD warned to avoid violence Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Somchai’s fate rests on his balancing act Bangkok Post, Thailand –

On the brink of becoming a failed state Bangkok Post, Thailand –

‘New Politics’ is no panacea Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PAD still misleading public on a ‘non-issue’ Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai protesters to fight on despite new premier Financial Times, UK –

Less tourists head to Thailand Straits Times, Singapore –

Thailand Supreme Court delays corruption ruling on ex-PM and wife JURIST –

New Team seeks talks with PAD Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Two years on, legacy of coup yet to be written Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

No Honeymoon period for new PM Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

New First Lady Yaowapa Wongsawat Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 19, 2008 at 3:35 am

Day 24 – Can Thai new PM reconcile with Anti-government protesters?



Thai Opposition against New PM Prensa Latina, Cuba –

New Thai PM appeals for unity, protesters stay put The Associated Press –

New Thai leader focuses on financial concerns The Associated Press –

Thailand’s homesick Thaksin bitter in exile International Herald Tribune, France –

Thai king endorses new premier Monsters and –

No problems in Thai Market Straits Times, Singapore –

Govt organising roadshows to restore confidence Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Chai to present to HM the King name of new PM this afternoon Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai police to tighten security to prevent rally clash Xinhua, China –

Thai new cabinet to be ready before Monday Xinhua, China –

Surapong to take political break Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Somchai to Be Endorsed as Thai Premier Amid Protests (Update1) Bloomberg –

Six Coalition Parties to Support Somchai as New Thai PM Yahoo, Thailand –

Protesters brand new Thai prime minister unfit San Francisco Chronicle,  USA –

Thai finance minister Surapong quits Reuters India, India –

Army will not intervene in selecting defence minister Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thailand: Opposition Group Says No To New PM Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

Thai Political Uncertainty Increases `Risk’ to Growth (Update2) Bloomberg –

Govt urged to issue new economic stimulus measures Bangkok Post, Thailand –

THAILAND: Irked journos refuse to go on PAD’s stage Asia Pacific Media Network, CA –

Thailand’s new PM cannot fix political rift FinanceAsia, Hong Kong –

Thai protests will continue despite election of new PM Irish Times, Ireland –

Somchai Election Does Little To Close Thai Political Rift Forbes, NY –

Can he last? Bangkok Post, Thailand –

New Thai PM urges peace The Canberra Times, Australia –

New Thai PM calls for unity Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –

Asia’s pickle with people power MorungExpress, India –

No need to inflame border dispute Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Background – What is the PAD? Radio France Internationale, France –
The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) is a protest coalition of conservative, urban, monarchist and military elements of Thai society formed to force …

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September 18, 2008 at 3:32 am