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[OPINION] Liberals and Democrats must fight back to reclaim their place in Asian politics

Dec 09, 2017 - 2:30 PM

We have no doubt that history would vindicate us in the end, and that the principles of democracy, human rights, a well-managed market economy, and the rule of law are the only pathways to peace, justice, and prosperity

Killings won't solve drug problem, ex-Thai PM Abhisit says

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva reflects on Thailand's own war on drugs, which was similar to President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign

DRUG WAR. Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva delivers a lecture on liberal democracy and post-truth politics at the Ateneo Professional Schools in Makati City on October 18, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Thai 'Red Shirt' leader jailed for defamation ahead of polls

Jul 20, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Thailand s Supreme Court sentences Jatuporn Prompan over a 2009 speech accusing then PM Abhisit Vejjajiva of being a tyrant and ordering the military to shoot at protesters in clashes that year

Former Thai leaders may face impeachment over 2010 crackdown

Feb 24, 2015 - 9:22 PM

If found guilty by the country s junta stacked parliament Abhisit Vejjajiva and Suthep Thaugsuban could be banned from politics for five years

FACING IMPEACHMENT? Thai former premier and opposition Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva speaks during a press conference at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, 03 May 2014. Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai court dismisses murder charges against former PM Abhisit

Aug 28, 2014 - 11:35 AM

UPDATED A criminal court in Bangkok rules that it did not have jurisdiction to hear the case because the two suspects were holders of public office at the time and acting under an emergency decree

Thai former premier and opposition Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva speaks during a press conference at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, 03 May 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

King makes rare appearance as Thailand enters crucial period

May 05, 2014 - 7:12 PM

Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces legal challenges which could see her removed from office while opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva refused to commit to elections to end the political crisis

RARE APPEARANCE. Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej sits in a wheelchair during the 64th anniversary of Coronation Day at the Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin, southwest of Bangkok, Thailand, 05 May 2014. EPA/STR THAILAND OUT

Thai opposition urges PM to resign, refuses to back poll

May 03, 2014 - 2:04 PM

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva urges Yingluck Shinawatra and her cabinet to resign ahead of Thailand s scheduled July polls

STEP DOWN. Democrat leader and former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva wants incumbent prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her cabinet to resign ahead of Thailand's July polls. File photo from Abhisit's Facebook page

Thailand's opposition pulls out of new elections talks

Apr 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Democratic Party leaders announce at the minute they will not attend the multi party meeting called by the Elections Commission citing security threats

LIST: 5 hot spots of unrest around the world

Feb 25, 2014 - 8:50 PM

From intense political showdowns to an uproar over government decisions here are five major political hot spots around the world right now

Thai opposition under fire for election boycott

Feb 01, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Thailand s Democrat Party stands accused of turning its back on democracy by refusing to contest controversial elections to be held on Sunday

BLOCKING THE VOTE. Thai anti-government protesters hold placards calling political reforms before the elections as they rally to a polling station during advance voting in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 January 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thailand to proceed with troubled election

Jan 28, 2014 - 1:59 PM

UPDATED The announcement came after talks between Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and election officials who urged a delay following street violence

BLOCKING THE VOTE. Thai anti-government protesters hold placards calling political reforms before the elections as they rally to a polling station during advance voting in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 January 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai ruling party opposes delay to troubled election

Jan 27, 2014 - 3:55 PM

The head of Puea Thai Party says he opposes a postponement and accused the Election Commission EC of not doing enough to ensure an orderly vote

BLOCKING THE VOTE. Thai anti-government protesters hold placards calling political reforms before the elections as they rally to a polling station during advance voting in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 January 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Gunman in deadly attack on Thai opposition rally

Dec 28, 2013 - 10:19 PM

UPDATED The shooting which killed one demonstrator and wounded several others follows weeks of mass street protests seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

'FAILED GOVERNMENT.' A Thai anti-government protester washes his face at a protest site outside the Government House in Bangkok on December 28, 2013. AFP / Mohd Rasfan

Thai government to ask army to secure election

Dec 27, 2013 - 3:33 PM

Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said he would ask the armed forces supreme commander for help with security for a second round of registration for constituency candidates

VIOLENT PROTESTS. Thai anti-government protesters hurl tear gas canister back to policemen during their clashes at Thai-Japanese sports complex in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 December 2013. EPA/Rungroj Yongrit

Thai police clash with protesters at poll venue

Dec 26, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Thai police fire tear gas as violent clashes break out with opposition protesters who stormed a sports stadium in the capital to try to prevent political parties registering for elections

GASSED. A Thai anti government protester holds a national flag during a rally at a stadium to register party-list candidates in Bangkok on December 26, 2013. AFP / Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

Thai protesters step up campaign to disrupt elections

Dec 23, 2013 - 2:07 PM

Thai opposition protesters step up their campaign to disrupt upcoming elections trying to block candidate registrations

UNREST IN BANGKOK. Thai anti-government protesters wave national flags and blow whistles as they rally at Victory Monument in Bangkok as part of their ongoing rally on December 22, 2013. AFP/Christophe Archambault

Thai opposition to boycott polls

Dec 22, 2013 - 12:53 PM

Embattled premier Yingluck Shinawatra who called the February 2 elections in an effort to cool tensions has insisted the polls will go ahead regardless of the Democrat decision

MORE PROTESTS IN BANGKOK. Thai anti-government protesters march on a main street during a rally at Silom road, a major financial and business district in Bangkok, Thailand, 20 December 2013. EPA/Rungroj Yongrit

Thailand political crisis set for crunch weekend

Dec 19, 2013 - 2:49 PM

Analysts say Yingluck s announcement of February 2 elections has thrust the Democrats onto the horns of a dilemma

THAILAND IN CRISIS. An anti-government protester waves a Thai flag as Thais gather outside the Election Commission (EC) in Bangkok, Thailand, 17 December 2013. EPA/Narong Sangnak

Ex-Thai PM Abhisit indicted for murder over rally crackdown

Dec 12, 2013 - 12:08 PM

UPDATED In 2010 more than 90 people died and nearly 1 900 were wounded in the crackdown on Red Shirt demonstrations against a government headed by Abhisit

INDICTED. Former Thai Prime Minister and opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva (R) addresses a news conference at the Democrat Party headquarters in Bangkok on December 8, 2013. AFP

Thai opposition MPs quit as 'final showdown' looms

Dec 08, 2013 - 8:59 PM

Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has called for a final push on Monday to bring down the government describing it as judgment day

RESIGNED. Former Thai Prime Minister and opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva (C) addresses a news conference at the Democrat Party headquarters in Bangkok on December 8, 2013. Photo by AFP

Thousands of protesters mass outside Thai parliament

Aug 07, 2013 - 1:10 PM

UPDATED Around 2 000 Thai opposition supporters converge near parliament to protest against a controversial amnesty bill for political violence in the divided nation

MARCH TO PARLIAMENT. Anti-government protesters gather for a demonstration near parliament in Bangkok on August 7, 2013. Photo by AFP /  Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

Ex-Thai PM charged with murder

Dec 13, 2012 - 5:46 PM

Abhisit and his then deputy Suthep Thaugsuban were formally charged at Bangkok s Department of Special Investigation making them the first officials to face a court over Thailand s worst political violence in decades

Ex-Thai PM to hear murder charge over protest death

Dec 13, 2012 - 9:42 AM

Abhisit Vejjajiva along with his then deputy Suthep Thaugsuban will be formally charged at Bangkok s Department of Special Investigation DSI on Thursday

Ex-Thai PM 'to face murder charge' - officials

Dec 06, 2012 - 4:31 PM

Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will face a murder charge over a death during the 2010 Red Shirt protests