Thai protest leader: Govt ‘evil’, PM ‘ordered children murdered’ — Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban on Tuesday called the current government of Thailand “evil” and accused caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of “ordering her minions to murder children”. Mr Suthep, who is secretary general of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), said he would never negotiate with […]

Thai crisis: Army chief urges talks and peace — Thailand army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha on Monday strongly urged all parties involved in the ongoing political crisis to enter into talks to end the conflict, and maintained the military’s desire to remain impartial, according to reports. Following a spate of bombings over the past four days […]

Ruling Thai party considers dropping PM: Thailand’s ruling Pheu Thai Party may be forced to reconsider its strategy and drop caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as its candidate for the prime minister’s post in a fresh election, says a party source. Ms Yingluck is facing battles on several fronts, and some of them are not up […]

Huge jade rock discovered in Myanmar: An enormous jade boulder has been found in Myanmar that could weigh up to 50 tonnes, and the government has sent soldiers to protect, a state minister announced on Friday. The raw jade rock was reportedly discovered last week by villagers and small-scale miners in Hpakant, a gem-rich region […]

Correction: on Thai farmer suicides: Freedistrict made an error in the February 19, 2014 article titled “Thailand political crisis update“. The article was first published with the statement: “The Department of Mental Health says the recent spate of farmer suicides was caused solely by delayed payments under the rice scheme programme.” The word “not” was inadvertantly […]

Rice scandal: PM charged, bank boss resigns — Thailand’s National Anti Corruption Commission (NACC) on Tuesday summoned caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to hear formal corruption charges in her alleged involvement in government (G2G) rice sale irregularities, according to reports. Earlier this month the Chinese government pulled out of a rice deal with the Thai government when the […]

Most comical quotes in Thailand crisis: There has been no shortage of comical quotes in the ongoing political crisis in Thailand, which has given us some of the most entertaining quotes you’re ever likely to hear from government officials and protest leaders anywhere. Suthep Thaugsuban, secretary-general of the anti-government People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protest movement, […]

Thailand farmers rally, demand to meet PM: Thai farmers rallied in large numbers in Bangkok on Monday outside the caretaker cabinet’s temporary workplace at the permanent secretary for defence, demanding to meet with caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over the government’s failure to  pay them money owed under the controversial rice-pledging scheme, according to reports. The […]

Philippines government: Obama April visit to boost alliance — US President Barack Obama’s upcoming April visit to the Philippines is expected to boost the long-time treaty alliance between the two nations, says Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. Del Rosario called the alliance with the US “our deepest bilateral engagement,”, and said Obama’s first visit to […]

China tells USA Stay Out of Philippines Dispute: China hit back at the American navy chief’s pledge to support the Philippines in the event of Chinese military aggression over conflicting claims to parts of the South China Sea, telling the US to stay out of the dispute. The long-running territorial dispute between China and the […]

Court says release protest leader, treason charges to come: The Criminal Court of Thailand on Thursday ordered the release of anti-government protest leader Sonthiyan Chuenruthainaitham on February 17, rejecting a police request to detain him for another seven days, according to reports. The government’s Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) responded by saying they will attempt […]

China slams US warning on South China Sea: The Chinese government on Monday condemned the United States Pacific air force commander for “irresponsible remarks” following his warning that it would be provocative if China declared an air defense zone over the South China Sea. The Chinese response heightens the ongoing war of words, which also […]

US warns of Olympic toothpaste bomb threat: The United States has issued a warning to airlines flying into Russia to watch for toothpaste tubes containing explosive materials ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics, according to reports. U.S. officials said Russia and the United States have shared intelligence information, and the U.S. is still assessing the […]

Thailand caretaker PM Yingluck Shinawatra is under pressure after anti-government protesters vowed to pursue on with street protests aimed at ousting her. After Thailand PM Yingluck has declared she will not resign and Sunday’s poll, protesters vow they will now fight the election on several grounds including the law that requires the government to complete […]

Thailand protest news update: Bangkok election 2014 disrupted— At least 89% of polling stations operated normally but several people wounded in Saturday clashes between pro-government and protesters, report says. The non going protest halting national snap election in parts of Bangkok and the south, officials said about 130,000 personnel had been deployed across Thailand on […]

Justin Bieber mug shot released after he was arrested —-The Canadian pop star was also pictured in the car with a the model Chantel Jeffries in the driving seat before his arrest, report says. The Mug Shot released Thursday, shows the 19-year-old pop star flashing a grin after being arrested on drag-racing, DUI and resisting […]

Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball Video Parody —Born November 23, 1992, one of the most successful artists to originate from the Walt Disney Company still raving parody videos from fans with thousand views. A scientist made an incredible Miley Cyrus ‘Wrecking Ball’ parody video about evolution earn which was posted four days ago, already has more […]

Thai protesters threaten to capture PM: Thailand anti-government protesters on Tuesday threatened to capture Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and close down all government offices on Tuesday, the second day of their “Bangkok shutdown” campaign. Fiery protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, a former opposition Democrat Party MP and deputy PM under the previous government, vowed from a […]

‘Bangkok shutdown’ begins as protesters occupy key areas: Tens of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters occupied key areas of the capital on Monday as they continued their bid to oust caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The flag-waving, whistle-blowing crowds massed at key intersections, occupying streets, blocking roads, and setting up rally stages. The well-organised movement […]

Singapore kidnapping: 2 suspects are male lovers — The two suspects arrested for the Wednesday kidnapping of a supermarket tycoon’s mother have been lovers for over 10 years, according to reports. The 79-year-old mother of Sheng Siong supermarket chain founder Lim Hock-chee was abducted on Wednesday while walking home from the market. She was approached […]

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