Southeast Asia

Slow-moving storm over the Philippines kills over 20

July 29, 2011

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Thailand’s New Prime Minister has plan to fix economy — despite doubt from business owners

July 6, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ”  Reducing fuel prices, addressing rising prices of goods and improving healthcare were among the priorities that Ms Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand’s Prime Minister-in-waiting, announced yesterday after meeting with her party’s economic team. But some business leaders cautioned that the populist policies, especially a planned wage hike, could spark a surge in inflation. [...]

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Thailand elects first female Prime Minister

July 4, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “After six prime ministers in six years of sometimes bloody political upheaval, Thais might be excused for shrugging their shoulders about voting in number seven. But this time there’s one big difference. The new prime minister will be a woman, the first to hold the position in Thailand. Yingluck Shinawatra, a 44-year-old businesswoman [...]

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Thailand General Election held on Sunday, may trigger crisis

July 2, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ”   Opinion polls point to a win by Puea Thai, led by Yingluck Shinawatra, over the Democrat Party of Oxford-educated Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. But the election is all about a vote for or against a man not on the ballot — former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Yingluck’s elder brother, in self-appointed [...]

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Thai Royalists urge citizens to not vote in July Election

June 16, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “In Thailand, the political campaign season is fully under way ahead of next month’s closely contested national elections. While much of the attention is on the standoff between the ruling Democrat Party and the opposition Pheu Thai party, there are scores of lesser-known parties vying to be heard. But one political movement [...]

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