About: Thaksin Shinawatra

Global Europe 15-09-2016

Thai expert: Junta keeping international spotlight off internal conflicts

Despite the new constitution, Thailand's military government remains merciless towards its critics. Expert Anja Bodenmüller told EURACTIV Germany that it is nearly impossible for the country to return to something resembling a democracy.
Global Europe 19-08-2016

UN condemns ‘mounting’ Thai junta rights restrictions

The United Nations condemned "mounting" rights restrictions in junta-ruled Thailand on Friday (19 August), calling on the kingdom's generals to quickly return power following the passing of a new military-crafted constitution.
Global Europe 28-07-2016

The Thai junta expects people to ‘shut up and obey orders’

With under two weeks to go to Thailand’s crucial 7 August referendum on a new constitution, supposedly paving the way to a return to democracy, the ruling military junta in Bangkok has cracked down on dissent and press freedoms, making a free and fair vote impossible, says Sunai Phasuk.
Global Europe 20-05-2016

EU to Thailand : ‘Free and fair elections’ or face consequences

Senior MEPs have warned the military junta ruling Thailand that the country must return to “free and fair elections” or risk the future of all EU-Thailand relations.
Global Europe 08-10-2015

MEPs condemn Thai junta

Thailand’s military junta came under cross-party attack at the European parliament on Thursday (8 October), with MEPs demanding a return to democratic rule, the release of political detainees, and an end to human rights and labour abuses.
Development Policy 21-09-2015

EU shouldn’t turn a blind eye to Thailand’s duplicitous dictators

The EU turns a blind eye when dictators operate a subtle form of authoritarian rule in which the oppression remains under-the-surface, although it is prevailing, writes Charles Tannock.
Global Europe 07-09-2015

Thailand’s junta rejects its own draft constitution

Thailand’s military-backed legislature yesterday (6 September) rejected an unpopular draft of a new constitution, in what was described by Western media as political theatre prevailing in the country following a coup last year.
Development Policy 01-09-2015

Thailand’s junta overwhelmed by bombing investigation

Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing arrested a second foreign suspect today (1 September), Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said. But unless it can achieve an early breakthrough in the investigation, the military regime could be forced to call in outside expertise.

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