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Five reject civil society reps at Asean Summit

HUA HIN, 23 Oct 2009: The governments of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines and Singapore have rejected members of civil groups from their respective countries at the 15th Asean Summit here. Debby Stothard of the Alternative Asean Network said they were informed by the Thai Foreign Ministry at 11pm yesterday that the leaders would not […]

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State of emergency in Bangkok lifted

BANGKOK, 24 April 2009: The Thai government today officially lifted the state of emergency in Bangkok and five nearby provinces, almost two weeks after it was imposed to contain street rallies by anti-government protesters. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the lifting was effective from noon, adding that all the security agencies had given the green […]

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Bangkok calm (Updated)

Updated 2:01pm, 14 April 2009 BANGKOK, 14 April 2009:Leaders of the anti-government protesters who turned the streets of Bangkok into a war zone and caused the recent Asean +6 Summit in Pattaya to be cancelled, have agreed to end their rally and disperse from the Government House. Natawut Saikua told thousands of supporters of ousted […]

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Protest called off at Asean Summit

PATTAYA, 10 April 2009: The protest mounted by thousands of demonstrators from the pro-Thaksin Shinawatra “Red Shirts” at the 14th Asean Summit has fizzled out after they handed a petition that demanded the ouster of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. A group of eight demonstrators from the “Red Shirts” came through the security cordon at […]

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Protesters break through security cordon at Asean Summit

PATTAYA, 10 April 2009: Eight demonstrators broke through the security cordon at the venue of the 14th Asean Summit in an attempt to hand over a petition to demand the ouster of Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. They demanded to see a representative from a foreign delegation to hand over the petition. Initial indications are […]

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Najib arrives in Pattaya for Asean Summit

PATTAYA, 10 April 2009: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived here today to attend the 14th Asean Summit and related summits, his first overseas official visit since taking over the helm of the government a week ago. The government jet carrying the premier and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, took off from […]

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