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‘Dereliction of duty’: Thailand’s PM facing the corruption music

As violence rages in Thailand, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is facing charges of dereliction of duty. Crikey’s Asian correspondent reports from Bangkok on the political downfall and the Australian connection.

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Thailand’s political struggle is complex, intractable and infinite

Thailand’s protests show no sign of abating, and the government can no longer sit back and do nothing. The atmosphere on the streets is turning ugly, and it won’t be long before this conflict becomes much worse than just protests.

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Thailand votes and dances down the road to possible civil war

Yesterday’s election in Thailand did nothing to help heal the rift between government and anti-government forces. The Democrats held a music festival instead of getting out the vote.

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A city facing shutdown, the nation of Thailand in political stalemate

Thailand is holding its breath with a planned shutdown of Bangkok only days away. Everyone is wondering: how bad will it get? What will the outcome be? And when will this cycle of violence and retribution finally end?

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New Thai PM begins a turbulent chapter

Crikey media wrap: The difficult political history in Thailand just got even more interesting, with national elections over the weekend ensuring that opposition leader Yingluck Shinawatra will be the country’s next prime minister.

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Thailand’s shirts fight it out at the ballot box

A new and possibly dangerous chapter in Thailand’s volatile political history begins on Sunday.

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Foreign Policy | ASIA-PACIFIC|

From the land of smiles to the land of riots

The chaos in Thailand continues, with enormous shopping mall CentralWorld burnt out by protesters overnight. But the violence isn’t entirely surprising to Thais. Foreign Policy examine’s Thailand’s decade of political discontent.

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Fear of democracy extracts its price in Bangkok

How did a modern, prosperous, thoroughly Westernised country descend into a spiral of violence and chaos? Because a system in which only “the right people” are allowed to get elected is not democracy.

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