Tag Archives: Yingluck Shinawatra

China-Thailand High-Speed Rail Project Back On Track

Asia Briefing Thailand’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has approved a US$23 billion project to connect two high speed railways with China’s rail network by 2021. Plans for the Thai railways show one rail will connect the town of Nong Khai, just south of Laos’s capital Vientiane, with Map Ta Phut, located to

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As unrest looms over economy, Thailand lurches toward uncertain resolution

Michael Sainsbury Thailand is heading for a double hit, as political turmoil saps already weak business and consumer confidence and economic growth falls off the pace of emerging Asian peers. Street protests and the resignation of opposition Democrats from parliament prompted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to dissolve parliament and call a snap election. Yingluck’s adversaries

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Yingluck dissolves Thai parliament

Michael Sainsbury Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved the country’s parliament and called a snap election. The moves came in response to more than a month of street protests, which culminated in hundreds of thousands of people converging Monday morning on her offices. “At this stage, when there are many people opposed to the

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Anti establishment legislation brings Bangkok to the brink

  NICK GARCIA, Contributing writer, Nikkei Asian Review BANGKOK — Thailand sank further into prolonged political crisis amid mass rallies in Bangkok last weekend. People took to the streets to criticize or support a Constitutional Court 5 to 4 ruling that effectively killed legislation passed by the National Assembly. The legislation, which would have turned

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