Monday, November 18, 2013

Opponents of Thai prime minister launch impeachment drive

[ Thai prime minister in danger of impeachment ]

Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban called on the “Thaksin regime”
 to be uprooted at a rally on Friday night, Nov 15, 2013.
UPI, Nov. 16, 2013

BANGKOK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Opponents of Thailand's prime minister and her brother, the exiled former prime minister, have launched an impeachment drive.

Petitions have begun circulating to impeach all members of Parliament who supported an amnesty bill, the Bangkok Post reported. The bill, backed by the governing Pheu Thai Party, was withdrawn after widespread protests.

Yingluck Shinawatra became prime minister after a general election in 2011. Her much older brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, was ousted by a military coup in 2006 while he was out of the country and still faces criminal charges.

Suthep Thaugsuban, who was deputy prime minister in the Democrat Party government, announced a petition drive late Friday, saying the aim was "to uproot the Thaksin regime." The Business Club for Democracy and a student organization announced their own petition campaigns.

Opponents of the current government held a rally in Bangkok Saturday with several thousand stopping at a tent to sign the Democrat Party petition.

Critics say the amnesty bill's primary goal is to ease Thaksin's return to power.


Anonymous said...

Khmer should leave them alone,what ever they do not our probleme let Hun Sen responable what ever he wants,one Island he sold or give away to his friend w'll be find out,I,remind Khmer don't forget birds, bird will forget trap.KRANHUN EASAN

Anonymous said...

that's thailand's issue, just don't use cambodia's preah vihear temple and its lands south the french made map of 1907 as your politics because cambodia don't like thailand using our temple and territories for their internal political infighting, etc!