[QODLink]
Asia-Pacific
Red Shirts rally over debate suspension
Ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra's loyalists protest over postponement of debate on bills that could see him return to politics.
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2012 18:13

Supporters of Thaksin Shinwatra,Thailand's former prime minister, have been rallying outside parliament in Bangkok over the postponement of a debate on reconciliation bills that could see Thaksin return to politics. 

Opposition Yellow Shirt demonstrators successfully blocked members of parliament from debating the bills that could help Thaksin, who has been in self-imposed exile since a coup in 2006 and sentenced to two years in jail in absentia, be cleared of his alleged crimes. 

Thaksin supporters - the so-called Red Shirts - have given warning that a judicial coup may be under way after they signed a petition to impeach judges from the constitutional court.

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok.

107

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Featured
After years of rapid growth, Argentina is bracing for another economic crisis as inflation eats up purchasing power.
Deaths of 13 Sherpas in Nepal has shone a light on dangerous working conditions in the Everest-climbing industry.
Al Jazeera investigation uncovers allegations of beatings and rape in Kenya's ongoing anti-terrorism operation.
Incumbent Joyce Banda has a narrow lead, but anything is possible in Malawi's May 20 elections.
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
join our mailing list