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The Constitutional Court of Thailand agrees to hear a case that could imperil the prime minister

May. 23, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court accepted a petition Thursday from members of the country’s outgoing Senate to begin an ethics probe against the prime minister over his appointment of a Cabinet member. If eventually found guilty, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin...

Thai court acquits dozens of protesters who shut down Bangkok's airports in 2008

Mar. 29, 2024 07:29 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Friday acquitted nearly 70 people of all charges related to mass protests that shut down Bangkok’s two airports in 2008 for about 10 days. The ruling by the Bangkok Criminal Court was the second this year finding that the protesters, who opposed a...

Former Thai leader Thaksin makes first public appearances after release from detention

Mar. 14, 2024 01:52 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra began his first public appearances since leaving detention, with an early morning visit to a shrine in Bangkok on Thursday before flying to his home province of Chiang Mai in the country’s north. The controversial...

Thai court acquits former PM Yingluck Shinawatra on charges of mishandling government funds

Mar. 04, 2024 08:18 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Monday acquitted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, now living in exile, on charges of mishandling funds for a government project in 2013, the latest legal victory for the powerful family of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The ruling...