Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and ruling party lawmakers face a series of legal cases aimed at accomplishing what months of opposition-led street protests could not: Ejecting them from office and political life.
Thailand’s opposition movement is reaching out to rice farmers to break a political stalemate as the nation awaits official election results, seeking to turn a source of support for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra declared a state of emergency in Bangkok yesterday as an escalation of attacks on anti-government protesters threatened to derail elections scheduled for Feb. 2.
Thai protesters accused the government of having “blood on its hands” after one man died and 37 people were injured in a bomb attack in Bangkok yesterday, raising concern violence may increase before an election scheduled for Feb. 2.
At least 28 people were injured as two explosions rocked a protest site in Bangkok yesterday, adding to almost daily attacks as groups push to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and derail a Feb. 2 election.
Thai demonstrators again delayed a decision on when they will end protests, testing Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s patience after he offered a reconciliation plan that included cutting his term short by 13 months.
Thai opposition protesters plan to gather 10,000 people in central Bangkok tonight to mark the six- month anniversary of a military crackdown ending demonstrations earlier this year, protest leader Sombat Boonngarm-anong said.