Ancient loose cannon that can go dud or else

The Pheu Thai Party has decided to spar with Jatuporn Prompan only, but did it really have the choice of going toe to toe with him in full scale? The…

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No charges against Thaksin or Yingluck over controversial G-to-G rice deals

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission has decided not to press charges, against former prime ministers Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra or former Pheu Thai MP Yaowapa Wongsawat, in connection with the fraudulent…

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Pheu Thai Party opposes land ownership by foreigners

The opposition Pheu Thai Party voiced its strong opposition today (Saturday) to the government’s plan to allow certain foreigners to buy up to 0.16 hectares (one rai) of land for…

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House Speaker Chuan Leekpai

Tak Bai and Krue Se incidents to be raised in Thaksin’s libel trial against House Speaker

The Krue Se and Tak Bai massacres in Thailand’s south in 2004, during Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s administration, are set to be revisited in the trial in the Criminal Court…

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Exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra / AFP

Thaksin hints at collusion behind “Tak Bai massacre”

Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday blamed what he described as a collusion among some military officers for the incident in the conflict-ridden south of Thailand in 2004 in…

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Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and Potjaman Damapong at a mass pro-government rally in Bangkok on 03 March 2006. (Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP)

Potjaman, Paetongtarn and Thaksin: the power triangle behind Pheu Thai

Khunying Potjaman Damapong’s rare appearance at a Pheu Thai Party rally on September 10 was viewed as symbolic for a woman believed to be the party’s de-facto chief. Her ex-husband,…

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Specter of Thaksin’s tax saga returns to haunt Thailand

Supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra say the recent Central Tax Court ruling in his favour proves his innocence in a multibillion-baht tax case. But his critics argue the verdict instead confirmed…

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Ex-PM Thaksin wins 17 billion baht Revenue Department tax case

Exiled former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has won a tax case, involving the Revenue Department, after the Central Tax Court ruled that the department’s order for his two children…

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Thai PM hits back at Opposition leader’s allegations in censure debate

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha took a swipe at exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, without naming names, in his response to attacks on him by Opposition and Pheu Thai party…

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New ‘Pheu Thai Family’ head wants more experience before becoming PM

Head of Thailand’s newly created “Pheu Thai Family” concept, Paetongtarn Shinawatra, says that she wants to see regime change in Thailand and that she wants to gain more experience before…

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Former PM Thaksin’s daughter rises in Pheu Thai Party

Fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s youngest daughter, Paetongtarn, has been named “head of the Pheu Thai Family”, a new position created by the party at its meeting held…

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Thaksin Shinawatra (Tony Woodsome)

Ex-Thai PM Thaksin claims major pork merchants are hoarding frozen meat

Exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has claimed that there are 4 or 5 major pork merchants who have cold storage facilities in Thailand, each with the capacity to store…

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Dismissed police bodyguard for former Thai PM Yingluck reinstated, promoted

The former personal protection officer of exiled former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Pol Col Watanyu “Nui” Witthayapalothai, has been reinstated and promoted to deputy commander for intelligence in the Special…

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Prosecutors drop charges against former secretary of Khunying Potjaman in KTB case

In an about-face, the public prosecutors have decided not to pursue money laundering charges against the former secretary of Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra, the ex-wife of former Prime Minister Thaksin…

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Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra waves to supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court in Bangkok on August 1, 2017. (Photo by LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Yingluck verdict opens another can of worms in the rice-pledging saga

Supporters of Yingluck Shinawatra are cheering an April 2 ruling by the Administrative Court, claiming it clears the fugitive former prime minister of all legal responsibility for her government’s graft-plagued…

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Former Tha PM Thaksin was infected with COVID-19 but has recovered

Thailand’s exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was infected with COVID-19 in Dubai, but he has already recovered from the contagion. Thaksin told the BBC’s Thai service that, in August,…

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Thaksin’s legacy overshadows Thailand’s latest political outfit

CARE, Thailand’s latest political outfit, is being presented as an alternative to existing parties and their constant infighting, but in the eyes of political analysts,  the group will find it…

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File photo / Pheu Thai party leaders Phumtham Wechayachai (L) and Sudarat Keyuraphan

Is Pheu Thai’s “breakup” for real this time?

Thaksin Shinawatra’s political camp is no stranger to reports, rumors or speculation about senior figures “leaving”. Most of the time any “split-up” was tactical, like when the now-defunct Thai Raksachart…

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Power struggle within Pheu Thai sign of Thaksin’s grip weakening?

On-going moves to form new political parties by key individuals within the Pheu Thai Party and its offshoot, the now-defunct Thai Raksa Chart, only prove one thing – the rifts…

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Ex-foreign minister Surapong given two-year suspended prison term

Former foreign minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul was today sentenced to a two-year suspended prison term and fined 200,000 baht for abuse of authority, in violation of Section 157 of the Criminal…

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Thaksin cleared of any wrongdoing in KTB-KMG loan scandal

Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was today cleared of any role in the 9.9 billion baht loan scandal between the state-run Krung Thai Bank and the Krisda Mahanakorn Group by…

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Photo from Jatuporn Prompan’s Facebook page

UDD leader suggests Thaksin should end his political life at the age of 70

Red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan  has suggested fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra should wash his hands of politics when he turns 70 on July 26th and urged the Pheu Thai…

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King strips Thaksin of all Royal decorations

His Majesty the King has issued a Royal Command recalling all Royal decorations bestowed upon fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra for his services while he was still in Thailand, citing…

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Now, the hard part for Abhisit

I don’t like Thaksin Shinawatra, so which party should I vote for — Democrat or Palang Pracharat? It’s the answer to this question that will determine the future of Thailand’s…

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Panthongtae Shinawatra : Bigger political pawn nowadays?

Panthongtae Shinawatra was first thrusted into the political spotlight in early 2000s doing two things — one like any teenaged boy would do and the other like no other teenager…

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Thaksin acquitted of malfeasance in TPI rehabilitation case

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions today acquitted  fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on malfeasance charges related to the controversial rehabilitation package for the Thai…

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Another warrant issued for Thaksin’s arrest

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions today issued a warrant for the arrest of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after he failed to appear for the…

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