[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
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.
Colleagues of detained Al Jazeera journalists press demands for their release, 100 days after their arrest in Egypt.
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
Featured
Libya has seen a blossoming of media outlets, but the media landscape is as polarised as the politics on the streets.
As nuclear age approaches eighth decade, visitors flock to historic bomb craters at New Mexico test sites.
Venezuela's president lacks the charisma and cult of personality maintained by the late Hugo Chavez.
Despite the Geneva deal, anti-government protesters in Ukraine's eastern regions don't intend to leave any time soon.
Since independence, Zimbabwe has faced food shortages, hyperinflation - and several political crises.
join our mailing list