Topic: Michael Montesano
Thailand is set to place a woman with little political experience in charge in a transition of power that could soothe six years of political turmoil.
07/05/2011 10:17 am
A history professor in Thailand says Thailand is about to press criminal charges for calling for an end to the monarchy. He's the latest public figure to be accused of violating Thailand's strict lèse-majesté laws.
05/24/2011 07:26 am
Voter dissatisfaction is high over rising inequality and the high cost of living. For the first time, opposition candidates contested virtually every seat in parliament.
05/08/2011 11:16 am
Sunday's by-election in Thailand offer a window on the continuing divide, and hints at the enduring strength of the red shirt opposition.
07/26/2010 03:36 pm
Thailand’s government accuses the red-shirt opposition of trying to topple revered King Bhumibol. Critics argue it’s using the monarchy – and strict laws against defaming it – as an excuse to crack down.
06/08/2010 02:36 pm
In a blow to Thailand's former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, the Supreme Court seized $1.4 billion of his fortune. His allies have vowed ongoing street protests.
02/26/2010 01:27 pm
In the past week, Thai authorities have arrested three people on charges of disseminating false data. The arrests have sparked complaints of a witch hunt.
11/08/2009 12:00 am
But questions over a US role in any economic grouping and rivalry between China and Japan may thwart a rapid rollout of either plan.
10/25/2009 01:00 am
Last weekend 6,000 protestors demonstrated on the third anniversary of the military coup. US concern about democracy is reflected in USAID's return to boost the nation's once-vibrant civil society.
09/23/2009 01:00 am
The US secretary of State's presence is meant to send a signal that Southeast Asia matters – and that the US is watching Chinese influence in the region.
07/23/2009 01:00 am
Security forces were mobilized for the first time since 2006 as violence escalates – two people died in street clashes Monday.
04/13/2009 01:00 am
Antigovernment protesters cheered Tuesday's verdict and agreed to end a week-long airport blockade.
12/03/2008 12:00 am
Judges increasingly are calling the shots in a tumultuous political situation. Are they playing fair?
10/06/2008 01:00 am
Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, facing corruption charges, fled to England this week. His absence may hurt the pro-Thaksin ruling party but also ease political strife.
08/13/2008 01:00 am
Newly elected leaders in Thailand and Malaysia face mounting domestic discontent.
07/02/2008 01:00 am
The majority coalition is expected to name a controversial prime minister.
01/25/2008 12:00 am