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Ousted Thai PM allowed to travel abroad

Ousted Thai PM allowed to travel abroad

Thailand's military leaders have given ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra permission to travel abroad for the first time since the coup. A military spokesman said the request had been approved because Yingluck had "kept a low profile" since her government was overthrown on 22 May. Reports suggest she will travel to France for the birthday of...

Thai Gen Prayuth receives royal endorsement

Thai Gen Prayuth receives royal endorsement

Thailand's military leader has received royal endorsement at a ceremony in the capital, Bangkok, after taking power in a coup last week. Army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, was formally appointed as the prime minister at the army headquarters. The 86-year-old monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, did not attend the ceremony. The military seized power in the South...

Thai protesters rally against PM ahead of Senate vote

Thai protesters rally against PM ahead of Senate vote

Tens of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters rallied across Bangkok today in their latest bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a day before a crucial vote to elect a new Senate. Waving flags and blowing whistles, protesters marched from Lumpini Park in the business district of Bangkok, where protesters retreated to earlier this...

Thai protesters 'promise not to obstruct voting'

Thai protesters 'promise not to obstruct voting'

Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has promised that his supporters will not obstruct advance voting for next week's general election. Suthep says protesters will not try to stop people from casting their ballots from Sunday, but will demonstrate outside polling stations. They want the PM to step down and the political system to be reformed. But...

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