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Thailand ex-coup leader poll disappointment

Matubhum Party leader Sonthi Boonyaratglin on Sunday attributed his party’s poor performance to the sentiment in favour major parties. Sonthi. who led the 2006 coup when he was the Army chief, said he was disappointed at the balloting outcome. Based on unofficial vote count, Matubhum might not win any constituency seats in the South even […]Read More


Coup Leader Willing To Join Government Of Yingluck Shinawatra

BANGKOK, June 10 (Bernama) — The general who led the bloodless coup to topple Thaksin Shinawatra’s government in 2006 is willing to join the latter’s sister if her party leads the next Thai government. General Sonthi Boonyaratglin, leader of the Matubhum party, said his party was prepared to join either the Democrat-led government or Pheu […]Read More


Gen Sonthi claims Matubhum is not a Muslim political party

BANGKOK, 30 April 2011 (NNT)-The Matubhum Leader Gen Sonthi Boonyaratkalin said his party was not a Muslim party due to his faith , adding that the Matubhum was just another alternative for Thai people from all walks of life. Gen Sonthi said in a seminar concerning the role of Muslims in Thai politics in Ayutthaya […]Read More


Thai Govt ready for house dissolution, elections: Suthep

BANGKOK, 21 March 2011 (NNT) – Deputy Prime Minister for Security Affairs Suthep Thaugsuban has ensured the government’s readiness to dissolve the House while expressing confidence that his Democrat Party will gain more seats in the South. Talking to the press, the deputy prime minister also confirmed that there would be no coup d’état before […]Read More


Hundreds protest push to amend Thai constitution

Thai Yellow Shirts oppose change in constitution Bangkok – Hundreds of protestors gathered outside the Thai parliament Tuesday to oppose efforts to amend the constitution, deemed a first step towards holding new elections. About 1,000 supporters of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) movement, which helped overthrow the administration of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra in […]Read More


Gen Sonthi reveals more details about Thailand Coup

Former Army chief General Sonthi Boonyarattaglin, who led the September 19, 2006 coup that toppled the Thaksin regime, has admitted that the failure of the post-coup government to continue the “Thaksin economic model” had polarised the country. “Had we followed in the footsteps of Thaksin especially in implementing populist policies, our society would have not […]Read More