Pheu Thai Facing Competition in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai

Pheu Thai Facing Competition in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Pheu Thai candidates are facing new competition in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai by-elections as the party’s red shirt allies ignore appointed candidates and insist on fielding their own people. In Chiang Mai, red shirt supporters have demanded “primary voting” to select a candidate for the Pheu Thai Party to run […]

Arisman’s Bail Appeal Planned

Arisman’s Bail Appeal Planned

Detained key Red Shirt personality Arisman Pongruangrong will appeal to the court next week to seek his release on bail, his lawyer said on Thursday. Wasuthep Srisoda, Mr Arisman’s lawyer, said he postponed the second bail attempt to next week, from the earlier scheduled filing today, because he needed more time to collect additional evidence. […]

Proposed Royal Pardon for Thaksin Shinawatra

Proposed Royal Pardon for Thaksin Shinawatra

  A proposed royal pardon for thousands of Thailand’s convicted criminals, including the exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has provoked an angry response from the opposition and Yellow Shirt leaders, threatening more political upheaval in the country that is also dealing with a flood crisis. Analysts say the return of Thaksin, 62, without his […]