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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
Thai government falls after court bans premier The Associated Press
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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
Canada urges ‘peaceful resolution’ to Thai protest AFP
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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

Thai protest turns violent

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Thai protesters fire on govt supporters
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By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) – Protesters blocked a highway to Thailand’s biggest airport on Tuesday and elsewhere opened fire on government supporters, the latest twists in their increasingly desperate bid to oust the elected administration.
Guns fired at rivals by Thai protesters in clash The Associated Press
Anti-Government Protesters Besiege Thailand Prime Minister’s Voice of America
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Guns fired at rivals by Thai protesters in clash The Associated Press –

Anti-Government Protesters Besiege Thailand Prime Minister’s Voice of America –

Thai protesters wounded in clashes, Qatar –

Thai Protesters Occupy Premier’s Temporary Office (Update4) Bloomberg –

Thai protesters ‘fire’ on rivals BBC News, UK –

Thai PM insists premiership despite protest Xinhua, China –

Thai protests turn violent, 10 hurt ABS CBN News, Philippines –

Shots fired as Thai factions clash at airport International Herald Tribune, France –

Thaksin vows to return to Thai politics PRESS TV, Iran –

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November 25, 2008 at 2:41 pm

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 –

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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