Home > News > World
Wednesday May 7, 2014 MYT 4:45:43 PM
Wednesday May 7, 2014 MYT 4:47:03 PM
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisan is to be Thailand's prime minister in place of Yingluck Shinawatra, who was forced to step down by the Constitutional Court on Wednesday along with several ministers after being found guilty of violating the constitution.
"The cabinet has decided that Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisan will carry out duties in place of Prime Minister Yingluck," Justice Minister Pongthep Thepkanjana told a news conference.
Thailand has had an acting government since Yingluck dissolved the lower house of parliament in December in a failed attempt to defuse anti-government protests. That election was disrupted and then annulled. A new election is planned for July 20.
(Reporting by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Editing by Alan Raybould and Robert Birsel)
Wisma Putra looking at other options after Russian veto on MH17
U.S. agency probes possible legal violation in lion killing - source
Venezuela troops occupy Polar food distribution warehouses
Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery
Killing of Cecil the lion triggers probe by U.S. agency - source
Religious assailant attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, wounding six
Home-cooked dishes, quaint decor among attractions for returning patrons at Nyonya restaurant
Uber launches car leasing unit, makes entry into financial services
Helping as best she can
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)