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    1. March 15, 2015

      Thai political battle turns ever more colourful

      Somchai “Kai” Kaewthong once did roaring trade in patriotic clothes for Thailand’s “yellow-shirt” street protest movement...

    2. February 26, 2015

      Thai graft regulator expands its influence

      Thailand’s powerful anti-graft body is a creature of the country’s last military junta — and critics say it is no surprise...

    1. February 8, 2015

      Thailand’s generals should stand aside

      In a year when there are elections in Myanmar, once the epitome of a tinpot dictatorship, it is ironic that neighbouring...

    2. January 23, 2015

      Yingluck Shinawatra impeached over Thailand rice subsidy scheme

      Thailand’s former prime minister faces a 10-year jail term on a charge of criminal negligence that threatens to widen...

    3. January 19, 2015

      Yingluck loyalists take to YouTube in Thailand

      Anti-corruption protesters around the world have wielded YouTube as a weapon to oust governments — but in Thailand, it is...

    4. July 20, 2014

      Thai opposition regroup abroad in bid to regain power

      Thailand’s scattered and demoralised opposition is seeking to regroup after a military coup in May toppled the elected...

    5. June 4, 2014

      Thailand becomes the land of the inverted smile

      Thailand’s coup is a public relations fiasco. A short-tempered general talking breezily about his junta’s wish to “restore...

    6. beyondbrics

      May 30, 2014

      Guest post: tinge of economic optimism after Thai coup

      Dan Gallucci, Asean ConfidentialWhatever progress toward a stable democracy Thailand has lost with the military’s ouster of...

    7. May 26, 2014

      Thailand coup leader secures royal backing

      Thailand’s new military ruler on Monday declared his coup royally approved and warned his junta would use force to crush...

    8. May 25, 2014

      Thai protesters face down soldiers as coup leaders tighten grip

      Anti-coup protesters faced down hundreds of soldiers on Sunday as Thailand’s military junta provoked fresh condemnation for...

    9. May 24, 2014

      Opposition to Thai coup simmers

      BANGKOK, May 24 – Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was in a “safe place” on Saturday, an aide said, after...

    10. May 23, 2014

      Timeline: Thailand’s coups

      Thailand’s army staged a coup on Thursday, the 12th since the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in 1932. General...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      May 23, 2014

      Thai military’s welcoming committee

      Rufus Cox/Getty Images Police and soldiers stand guard outside a military compound before former prime minister Yingluck...

    12. May 23, 2014

      Thailand’s coup leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha takes a hard line

      General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand’s new military dictator, has a reputation as a staunch royalist hardliner who has tried...

    13. May 23, 2014

      Yingluck Shinawatra detained as Thai military tightens grip

      Thailand’s new military dictatorship intensified its political clampdown on Friday as it detained Yingluck Shinawatra, the...

    14. The World

      May 20, 2014

      When is a coup not a coup?

      “This is not a coup.” These words – uttered at 3am on television by General Prayuth Chan-Ocha – would hardly be reassuring...

    15. May 20, 2014

      Thailand’s army declares martial law to ‘keep peace and order’

      Thai military imposes martial law Thailand’s army declared martial law “to keep peace and order” on Tuesday, but denied this...

    16. May 15, 2014

      Thai protesters put July 20 elections in jeopardy

      BANGKOK – Protesters seeking to oust Thailand’s government broke into the grounds of an air force compound where the acting...

    17. May 11, 2014

      Thailand crisis moves closer towards violence

      Thailand’s political crisis was moving closer to violent conflict on Sunday, after the opposition urged judges and senators...

    18. May 8, 2014

      The elite cannot turn back the tide of Thai politics

      When Thailand’s counter-corruption agency called for the impeachment of Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday, the news had a...

    19. May 8, 2014

      US unemployment insurance claims lower than forecast

      Thursday brought monetary policy announcements from both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, neither of which...

    20. May 8, 2014

      Thai opposition rallies in effort to topple government

      Thai opposition protesters marched on television stations and parliament on Friday in a fresh push to oust the government,...

    21. May 8, 2014

      Political crisis further dents prospects for Thai economy

      Thailand’s political crisis is dragging the economy further behind growth rates elsewhere in southeast Asia, as the...

    22. May 7, 2014

      Q&A: Thailand’s political battles far from settled

      With the advent of Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan, Thailand has got its sixth prime minister in as many years after Yingluck...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      May 7, 2014

      Protesters celebrate after Yingluck steps down

      Damir Sagolj/Reuters Anti-government protesters marching in the city centre celebrate shortly after a Thai court delivered...

    24. May 7, 2014

      Thailand court ousts Yingluck Shinawatra over ‘abuse of power’

      Thailand’s turbulent times Thailand’s prime minister and senior members of her cabinet have been ousted by judges in a...

    25. May 5, 2014

      Thailand must escape its limbo

      Thailand is one of the few countries in the world where people pour on to the streets in an effort to stop elections from...

    26. April 30, 2014

      Thailand calls July 20 elections amid political crisis

      Thailand has set fresh elections for July in an effort to end a crisis that many fear will explode long before then. The...

    27. April 24, 2014

      Foreboding grows as battle for power intensifies in Thailand

      Pitched water gun battles on Bangkok’s streets have given way to foreboding that the country’s real conflict is about to...

    28. April 24, 2014

      Opposition leader warns Thailand could erupt into violence

      Both sides in Thailand’s political crisis must back down from a “showdown in May” that many fear will turn violent and...

    29. beyondbrics

      March 25, 2014

      Guest post: Thailand to bounce back from political strife

      By Adithep Vanabriksha, Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust Thailand, the famed ‘Land of Smiles’, has been a lot less joyful...

    30. March 21, 2014

      Court annuls Thai election adding to political crisis

      Thailand plunged deeper into its crippling political crisis on Friday, after the constitutional court annulled national...

    31. February 26, 2014

      Why Thailand is looking like the next Ukraine

      Something potentially nasty is brewing in Thailand. In recent weeks the world’s attention has understandably been on...

    32. February 23, 2014

      Thailand vows to ‘deal with’ Bangkok protesters

      BANGKOK, February 23 – Supporters of Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand’s embattled prime minister, have promised to get tough...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      February 19, 2014

      Through the wire

      Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters Soldiers hand out bottles of water to anti-government protesters through a barbed-wire fence at...

    34. February 18, 2014

      Yingluck Shinawatra indicted over Thailand’s rice subsidy scheme

      BANGKOK – Three people were killed and dozens wounded in gun battles between Thai police and anti-government protesters in...

    35. February 18, 2014

      Temasek seeks to sell $3.1bn Shin Corp stake

      Temasek, Singapore’s state investment company, is seeking to draw a line under its investment in Thailand’s Shin Corp and...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      February 17, 2014

      Standing guard at Thai rice protest

      Narong Sangnak/EPA Thai soldiers stand guard during a rice farmers rally at the temporary headquarters of the cabinet of...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      February 14, 2014

      Sleeping policemen

      Damir Sagolj/Reuters Riot police rest on their shields before moving into an anti-government encampment near Government...

    38. February 14, 2014

      Thai police in show of force against anti-government demonstrators

      Thousands of Thai police poured on to Bangkok’s streets on Friday in a show of force against anti-government demonstrators...

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