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The Oracle of Thailand

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

Officially, Yingluck Shinawatra is the prime minister. But it is her brother, exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who calls the shots via Skype from his homes in Dubai and London. Part of the reason the power-sharing works is that the same brilliant advisor is close to both.

Thaksin Shinawatra, Ex-Thai Prime Minister, Has $1.4 Billion Seized By Court

AP | GRANT PECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — Thailand's highest court ruled Friday that ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra abused his power to enrich himself and his family while in...

Thaksin loses assets, but Thai political saga continues

Sara Schonhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sara Schonhardt

Deeper debates are brewing behind a Thai court's decision to seize $1.4 billion of former exiled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's $2.2 billion fami...

Thai Prime Minister Rules Out Talks With Thaksin After Rallies

Bangkok Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Monday ruled out holding any talks with exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra after last week's clashes with Tha...

Thaksin Shinawatra's Passport Revoked

Bangkok Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The passport of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been revoked for his role in inciting the protests that caused the cancellation ...

Thai Protest Leaders Call Halt After Rioting, Deadly Clash

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — Police issued arrest warrants Tuesday for 14 leaders of an anti-government movement, including ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatr...

Thailand: 100,000 Gather For Anti-Government Protest

AP | GRANT PECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — About 100,000 protesters seeking to topple Thailand's government turned their wrath Wednesday on the 88-year-old top adviser to the co...

Abhisit Vejjajiva: Thailand's New Prime Minister

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Abhisit Vejjajiva, who heads the former opposition Democrat Party, became Thailand's new prime minister Monday. The AP reports that Abhisit is known t...

Thailand's New Prime Minister: Abhisit Vejjajiva

AP | AMBIKA AHUJA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK, Thailand — Thailand's parliament chose the country's Oxford-educated opposition leader as prime minister Monday, capping six months of ...