May 20, 2014

Thailand: Looks Like a Coup, Smells Like a Coup

Charlie Campbell, Time

The Associated Press

Despite military denials, the imposition of martial law across Thailand on Tuesday has been criticized by government supporters as yet another putsch — the last one being the 2006 ousting of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

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TAGGED: Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra


May 7, 2014
Court Forces Out Thai PM, but Crisis Continues
Thanyarat Doksone, AP
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May 12, 2014
It's a Thai Thing: Ditching the New for the Old
Tom Plate, Japan Times
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May 14, 2014
Democracy-in-Name-Only in Thailand
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May 8, 2014
Judiciary Defeats Democracy in Thailand
Kevin Hewison, Conversation
Having faced down six months of sometimes violent street protests and avoided a military coup, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was yesterday brought down by Thailand’s Constitutional Court. The court decided that the... more ››
May 20, 2014
Thais Must Choose Ballots Over Bullets
William Pesek, Bloomberg View
The army acted a day after data showed gross domestic product shrank 0.6 percent in the first three months of 2014. Thai production and tourism have been hurt exponentially by unrest that began in November against... more ››