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British ambassador suggests peaceful means to solve political problem


October 16th, 2008 - 9:22 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Mr. Quinton Mark Quayle, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland ambassador to Thailand, urged all parties concerned in the Thai politics to jointly resolve political conflict through peaceful means, suggesting all should ... Read more...

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Two police shot at Parliament


October 8th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Two police were wound on Tuesday by gunshot after clashes between the police and protesting People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), while ambulance supposed to pick up the two injured police still could ... Read more...

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436 injured during clashes


October 8th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Narenthorn Centre, an emengency and humanitarian reliefing unit under Ministry of Public Health, disclosed today (October 8) that based on unofficial figures, 436 people were injured and two were found dead during ... Read more...

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DPM General Chawalit admits his return to politics is motivated by a need to aid the nation


September 29th, 2008 - 11:08 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Deputy Prime Minister General Chawalit Yongjaiyuth has admitted that his return to politics is to aid in rectifying the nation's situation.Deputy Prime Minister General Chawalit Yongjaiyuth (ชวลิต ยงใจยุทธ) revealed today in an ... Read more...

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British ambassador : Thailand s situation improving


September 26th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
British ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Quinton Quayle, viewed the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD)’s on going protests against the Thai government as normal in democracy, suggesting Thailand's politcial situation is improving, especially ... Read more...

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Mr Chamlong says PAD ready to negotiate with DPM Chavalit


September 26th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Leader of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), Chamlong Srimuang, says PAD is ready to negotiate with mediators and government officials who have a mandate to make a decisive decision. He also ... Read more...

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Democrat leader affirms no walk-out in PM vote today


September 17th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva (อภิสิทธิ์ เวชชาชีวะ) stated that as today will see the naming of a new Prime Minister, the individual to receive the title must seek to remedy all conflicts ... Read more...

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Court to accept PAD’s appeal against arrest warrants


September 17th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The Court of Appeals orders the Court of First Instance to accept an appeal filed by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) for the withdrawal of arrest warrants against nine PAD leaders.The ... Read more...

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PAD Leaders affirm they are awaiting arrest while threatening backlash from supporters


September 16th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
This morning at the People's Alliance for Democracy stage located at the Government House, PAD Leader's Major General Chamlong Srimuang and Somsak Kosaisuk (สมศักดิ์ โกศัยสุข) declared via the media that the 9 ... Read more...

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PAD to spread new political ideology prior to PM election date


September 13th, 2008 - 10:23 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The People's Alliance for Democracy have been rallying peacefully since last night (September 12) and announced their intention to create understanding of their new political ideology.No violent incidents were reported during the ... Read more...

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PAD wants coalition parties to revise their roles


September 13th, 2008 - 9:45 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) called on the coalition party, besides the People Power Party (PPP), to revise their roles in the government.According to the anti-government group, the five coalition parties, ... Read more...

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Deputy Commander: rally at Parliament House will be under control


September 12th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The Deputy Commander of the National Police, Police General Jongrak Jutanont (จงรัก จุฑานนท์) expresses his confidence that the demonstration in front of Parliament House today will be under control.In terms of security ... Read more...

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Deputy Commander of National Police confident in security measures


September 12th, 2008 - 11:25 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Deputy Commander of the National Police and Interim Commander of the Metropolitan Police spoke of prepared security measures, revealing that 9 companies with a total of 1,350 officers are awaiting deployment. The ... Read more...

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Court dismisses PAD’s emergency testification of online lottery case


September 12th, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The Central Administrative Court has dismissed an emergency testification of 2-3 digit online lottery case, required by People’ Alliance for Democracy (PAD). The court revealed that facts and evidences to the case ... Read more...

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Democrat Leader urges PAD and govt. to change their stance


September 4th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Leader of the Democrat party Abhisit Vejjajiva says the political problems will not be resolved if the two sides refuse to change their stance. Mr Abhisit says the idea of new politics by ... Read more...

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Short power outage causes panic at PRD


September 4th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
A power outage occurred at the Public Relations Department headquarters earlier today (September 4).At 9:40 AM today, a power outage lasting approximately 20 minutes occurred at the Public Relations Department compound and ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves preparations for public referendum


September 4th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Minister of Culture Somsak Kiatsuranond (สมศักดิ์ เกียรติสุรนนท์) reveals that a special Cabinet meeting today (September 4) has resulted in approval of preparations for a public referendum to determine the nation's stance towards ... Read more...

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TOT affirms it will not cut telephone lines in support of PAD


September 4th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The Board of the TOT company affirms that it has no intention of siding with People's Alliance for Democracy demonstrators by ceasing telephone services.The Spokesman to the TOT company Board, Mr. Rathien ... Read more...

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House Speaker seeks to hold special meeting to defuse political situation


September 4th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
House Speaker Chai Chidchob (ชัย ชิดชอบ) stated after the House of Representatives deliberated on the Government budget and expenditure for 2009 that he would invite the opposition and Senate Speaker to hold ... Read more...

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Hadyai Airport continues operation as PAD disperses


September 4th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Hadyai Airport director Wing Commander Nat Homasawin (ณัฏฐ์ โหมาศวิน) stated that the Songkhla chapter of the People's Alliance for Democracy has willingly dispersed from the airport's entrance. The group ended their siege ... Read more...

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Permanent Secretary of the Prime Ministers Office setting up temporary base of operations in PRD vicinity


September 4th, 2008 - 10:38 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minsiter's Office has collaborated with the Public Relations Department to use its facility to setup a temporary base of operations after being blocked ... Read more...

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PAD assembly area at Government House remains lively


September 3rd, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The People's Alliance for Democracy assembly area in front of Government House remains lively, with different PAD activists taking the stage and verbally attacking the government.PAD demonstrations in front of Government House ... Read more...

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DPM says demonstrations by students permissible


September 3rd, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education says that political demonstrations by university and secondary school students are permissible, although students should do so in a safe and orderly manner.In response ... Read more...

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All flights to Hat Yai Airport cancelled


September 3rd, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Domestic airlines have cancelled all of their flights for the Bangkok - Hat Yai (กรุงเทพ-หาดใหญ) air route for the second day now, due to People's Alliance for Democracy demonstrations at Hat Yai ... Read more...

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PAD : ready to negotiate once PM resigns


September 3rd, 2008 - 11:03 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
People's Alliance for Democracy Leader Somkiat Pongpaiboon (สมเกียรติ พงษ์ไพบูลย์) declared the decisions of the PAD's 5 main leaders affirming that the group will not negotiate with the government or Royal Thai Army ... Read more...

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National Police distribute notices for arrest warrants of PAD leaders


September 3rd, 2008 - 10:08 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Following the issuance of arrest warrants for the 9 leaders of the People's Alliance for Democracy on several major charges by the Criminal Court, the criminal records division of the National Police ... Read more...

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PAD shuts down Surat Thani Airport


September 2nd, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The People's Alliance for Democracy have sealed all entrances and exits at Surat Thani Airport and declare their intention to shut down the airport's runways to use as a rally site against ... Read more...

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Democrat Party believes influential figures caused clash between PAD and DAAD


September 2nd, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva (อภิสิทธิ์ เวชชาชีวะ) called a meeting of Democrat Party members of parliament in order to assess the nation's current political situation, following a recent clash between the People's ... Read more...

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Cabinet meeting to be conducted at Army Headquarters


September 2nd, 2008 - 10:08 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Spokesman for the Prime Minister's Office, Police Lieutenant General Wichianchote Sukchotirat (วิเชียรโชติ สุกโชติรัตน์) declared yesterday that today's Cabinet meeting would be conducted as usual but will be moved to the Army Headquarters. ... Read more...

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Prime Minister declares state of emergency in Bangkok


September 2nd, 2008 - 10:02 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
NBT reports that Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej has declared a state of emergency, obligating all government work to be conducted according to emergency protocols in Bangkok. The declaration is a response to ... Read more...

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Interior Minister follows rally situation closely at police meeting


September 1st, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Police General Kowit Watana (โกวิท วัฒนะ) joined National Police Commander, Police General Patcharawat Wongsuwan (พัชรวาท วงษ์สุวรรณ) and his Deputy, Interim Metropolitan Police Commander Police General ... Read more...

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PAD attacks PM’s announcement


August 30th, 2008 - 11:34 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) refuses to leave the Government House, and the group yesterday (August 29th) attacked police officers who were trying to disperse them.The protestors are still at the ... Read more...

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Court rejects request for revocation of arrest warrants against PAD leaders


August 30th, 2008 - 9:50 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The Criminal Court rejects a request for the revocation of arrest warrants against nine leaders of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD).According the court’s announcement, the arrest warrants were issued to bring ... Read more...

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Police start dispersing PAD protestors


August 29th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
About 1,000 police officers are breaking fences set up by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) in front of the Ministry of Education and the Metropolitan Police Headquarters to approach the protestors’ ... Read more...

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Poll says foreigners disagree with use of force with PAD’s protest


August 29th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Poll says Thailand’s image is still unaffected by political chaos as seen by foreigners and they think that the government should not use force to control the situation.Director of the ABAC Poll ... Read more...

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