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Thai women cheer first female prime minister

Ploy Ten Kate Reuters 05.07.2011
Thai women cheer first female prime minister

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...

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An extraordinary meeting took place at Pattaya City Hall on the morning of the 30th April, with councillors and Chairman, Mr. Tawit Chaisawangwong.


Charter flights on standby for HK travelers

Nickkita Lau The Standard 14.04.2009
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The government may arrange charter flights to bring Hong Kong residents home if they become stranded in Bangkok and if airlines and tour agents are unable to do so.

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Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced on TV at 5.20 pm Sunday that the public should be panic with the chaos caused by red shirted protesters and his authorities were now ready to suppress protesters.


No more Songkran in Pattaya

The Nation 11.04.2009
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Pattaya - Songkran celebrations in Pattaya will not be much fun this year because Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has declared a state of emergency in Chon Buri province, which prohibits any gatherings of five or more people, the resort city's ma...

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Around 100 Thai anti-government protesters broke through an army cordon and marched towards a hotel hosting a summit of Asian leaders here Friday.


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Asean meeting is besieged by at least 2,000 pro-Thaksin protesters who are now reportedly at the gate of the Royal Cliff Hotel and within 200 metres of the convention hall.

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The government was worried about the red-shirts planning to rally in Pattaya and to prevent the 14th Asean summit and related summits from taking place, but it believes that the situation will not get out of hand.


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The Information and Communication Technology Minister admitted that authorities have no tools to block the controversial video-link addresses of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinnawatra.

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The ousted premier's sister insists the Shinawatra family will continue to live in the country, adding that some of them left the country for personal business and will return as they have no reason to run away.


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Today, the second day of the red-shirts' last war against the ruling government, the group announced a new plan to put more pressure on the prime minister if he still chooses not to resign.

Pattaya rally puts focus on Thai PM, Foreign Minister

ANUCHA CHAROENPO Bangkok Post 02.04.2009
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PATTAYA : Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya will be the focus of rallies planned to coincide with the East Asian summit being held in this resort city next week.


Asean summit to be held in Pattaya

Bangkok Post 12.03.2009
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The Asean+3 and +6 summit will be shifted to Pattaya from Phuket, Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya announced Thursday.

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The prime minister vows that he is ready to clarify all accusations in the upcoming no-confidence debate demanded by the opposition.


Guest HK speaker Thaksin may face extradition bid

Timothy Chui and agencies The Standard 27.02.2009
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On the eve of a public appearance in Hong Kong by Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand said it may ask Beijing to extradite the former Thai prime minister, who has been in self-imposed exile to avoid corruption charges.

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Political Demonstrations are not common here in Pattaya, however on Sunday Afternoon the Pro-Thaksin Red Shirts were out in force as they attempted to spread their message to the people of Pattaya.


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The Bhumjaithai party held a meeting to appoint its leader and 12 executives on Saturday. Interior Minister Chavarat Charnvirakul was appointed as the party leader while Commerce Minister Pornthiva Nakasai took the secretary-general's post.

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Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban has defended his decision to transfer former interior permanent secretary Peerapol Traitosavit to the Prime Minister's Office. Speaking before the Senate, he denied bullying Mr Peerapol by shifting him out o...


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Just after 1.30 on Tuesday Morning, Police Lieutenant Colonel Pratip from Pattaya Police Station was called to the North Pattaya Road opposite the Mantra Pura Hotel to investigate the theft of a motorbike. At the scene officers were met by Mr. Geo...

Visitors from Bangkok Observing Administration of Pattaya

A group of executive officers from a development Institute in Bangkok came to visit Pattaya on the morning of the 19th January for a field trip to study the administration works of City Hall.



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