Home > News > Regional
Thursday May 22, 2014 MYT 6:14:00 PM
Thursday May 22, 2014 MYT 9:52:52 PM
Thai Army chief General Prayut Chan-O-Cha. - AFP
Rival protest leaders at the talks - held at a heavily guarded military facility in the capital - were seen being taken away by the army although it was unclear whether they had been formally detained.
The long-running political crisis broadly pits a Bangkok-based royalist elite and its backers against the billionaire family of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
Thaksin, a former tycoon-turned-populist politician, was ousted by the military in a coup in 2006 but still enjoys strong support, particularly in rural northern Thailand.
His sister Yingluck Shinawatra was dismissed as prime minister earlier this month in a controversial court ruling after months of protests seeking her overthrow.
Her supporters have warned of possible civil war if opposition demonstrators achieve their goal of seeing an unelected interim premier take power to oversee vaguely defined reforms widely seen as a bid to cripple the Thaksin family's political power.
Thailand coup: Army imposes night-time curfew across country
Thailand coup: Army orders all protesters to go home after coup
Thailand coup: Army orders all radio and TV to suspend programmes
Thailand coup: Cabinet ministers ordered to report to military
Thailand coup: Military leaders ban meetings of more than five people
Thailand coup: Military leaders suspend constitution
Tags / Keywords:
Thailand, Thai army, military coup, Government
Justo to appeal against three-year jail term
Thailand turn over Malaysia in AFF U-19 semi-finals
Thai cops nab prime suspect
Malaysia coach to rest key players in AFF U-19 semis
Yingluck in court over doomed rice subsidy scheme
Four Thai men jailed for life over 2014 grenade attack
Australian PM says drowned Syrian boy shows need to stop boats
First Tamil in 32 years to lead Sri Lanka opposition
China celebrates 70 years since victory over Japan
Fears stalk Bangladesh bloggers after killing spree
TalentCorp turns Malaysia’s brain drain to brain gain
Nadal falls in marathon U.S. Open match to Fognini
Fun-filled Matta fair awaits visitors
MCA helped many, says Hew
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)