ex-Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra causes trouble in Singapore

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Thailand's military government justcancelled a meeting with Singapore in protest of a meeting between ex-Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and one of the Singapore's cabinet ministers. A Foreign Ministry spokesman says the Royal Thai Government is dissatisfied with the incident.  Thaksin used his Singapore visit to give his first TV interview since being removed in a military coup in September 2006. This visit and cancellation are causing strains in the relationship between Thailand...Read Full Story

Thaksin Shinawatra officially resigned from Thai rak Thai

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Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was booted last month when Sonthi Boonyaratglin seized power from the Thai government while Thaksin was in New York to attend the UN General Assembly.  Now, Thaksin has accepted his loss and officially resigned from Thai rak Thai, the political party he helped organize in 2000.Read Full Story

Thaksin removed, Britain agrees

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PM Thaksin Shinawatra has been removed from leadership.     Britain said on Wednesday it was not seeking the restoration of deposed Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.     Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said that Britain regretted the bloodless military coup that removed Thaksin on Tuesday and hoped for early elections scheduled in October.     "It's not for us to say that he should be reinstalled. We have called for a return to democratic government," she said.Read Full Story

Thai rumours of a military coup

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PM Thaksin Shinawatra declared a state of emergency in response to rumours of a military coup in Bangkok. Rumours are yet unconfirmed, but Shinawatra feared military upheaval and ordered the state of emergency from New York, where he is traveling on unrelated business.     Needless to say, Shinawatra isn't the most popular guy in Thailand - students have been rallying against him all year. We'll see what happens...     Linked from http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus...Read Full Story