December 13, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
Interim Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont said Thursday that he will not withdraw a proposed Internal Security Bill that would grant the military power to override government operations and suspend rights even after general elections of a civilian-run government scheduled for December 23. The ...[read more]
August 19, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
Roughly 70 percent of voters casting ballots in Thailand Sunday approved the interim military-supported government's proposed new constitution, which will replace the country's 1997 charter. Interim Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont, who came to power after last September's military ...[read more]
August 13, 2007
by Michael Sung
Tens of thousands of people marched in Thailand Monday in support of an upcoming general referendum on whether to approve the interim government's proposed draft constitution. The march, organized by interim Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont, is an effort to promote popular support for the ...[read more]
June 19, 2007
by Michael Sung
Thai police Tuesday charged former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra with concealing assets and illegally holding stock in publicly listed companies, as interim Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont repeated his previous guarantee for Thaksin's personal safety. Department of Special Investigations ...[read more]
June 12, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Interim Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont Tuesday invited his ousted predecessor to return to Thailand to challenge allegations made against him and the recent seizure of $1.5 billion in assets amassed from the sale of the telecommunication company he founded in the 1980s. Former Prime ...[read more]
June 5, 2007
by Michael Sung
Thailand's interim-government Monday lifted a ban on political activities that had been in place since the 2006 bloodless coup, which will allow the dissolved political party Thai Rak Thai (TRT) to reform. The ban, which was lifted by Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont and his cabinet, will ...[read more]
June 1, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Gen. Sonthi Boonyaratglin, the leader of Thailand's 2006 bloodless coup, said Friday on state television that he backs amnesty for ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his party leaders. The remarks follow Wednesday's Constitutional Court ruling that banned Shinawatra from ...[read more]
April 20, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont announced Friday that the Thai government may grant amnesty to Islamic insurgents, but that it still supports Buddhists who have armed themselves for protection. Surayud, who replaced former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra after a bloodless coup last year, ...[read more]
March 30, 2007
by Michael Sung
Thailand Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont declined a request to declare a state of emergency in Bangkok Friday, although he said he had not ruled out the possibility of doing so in the future. Military officials had sought the declaration to crack down on critics of the interim government; ...[read more]
November 27, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Thailand's military leaders decided Monday to lift martial law in 40 of the country's 76 provinces, pending the approval of Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont. Thailand has been under a state of martial law since the Thai military seized power from civilian prime minister Thaksin ...[read more]

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