07 Aug '11, 3am

Tough road ahead for divided Thailand's new PM

BANGKOK: Thailand's first female premier has already clinched a place in the history books, but she could struggle to survive a full term in office and end her country's cycle of instability, analysts say. Yingluck Shinawatra, a political novice who is set to take office this week, swept to an election victory last month with the support of her fugitive brother Thaksin, who is loathed by the elite and was toppled in a 2006 coup. Experts say her own political endurance and prospects of achieving unity after years of turmoil are now threatened by those family ties. "Yingluck is a leader of a political force that is utterly unacceptable to many powerful people in Thailand," said analyst Michael Montesano of Singapore's Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. "Sooner or later the attempt to bring her government down through a wide variety of measures will become obvious." Servin...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/vi...

Tweets

Thai lawmakers elect Yingluck as new PM, 1st fe...

channelnewsasia.com 05 Aug '11, 5am

BANGKOK: Yingluck Shinawatra became politically turbulent Thailand's first female prime minister on Friday after parliamen...

New Thai PM receives royal endorsement

New Thai PM receives royal endorsement

straitstimes.com 08 Aug '11, 1pm

Thailand's king endorsed Yingluck Shinawatra (above) as the new premier Monday, an official said, allowing the sister of f...

Outgoing Thai PM re-elected opposition leader

channelnewsasia.com 06 Aug '11, 5am

BANGKOK: Thailand's outgoing prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was re-elected on Saturday as leader of the now-opposition D...

Japan may get new PM this month

channelnewsasia.com 10 Aug '11, 4am

TOKYO: Japan may have a new leader by the end of the month, its sixth in five years, newspapers said Wednesday, as embattl...

DPM Tharman warns Singaporeans to brace for a '...

todayonline.com 06 Aug '11, 10pm

SINGAPORE - Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has braced Singaporeans for a "tough ride of slow growth and occa...

Thailand to open new parliament

channelnewsasia.com 31 Jul '11, 9pm

BANGKOK: Thailand's new parliament is to officially open on Monday, faced with the daunting challenge of bringing stabilit...

Thailand to open new parliament #malaysia

sg.news.yahoo.com 31 Jul '11, 9pm

Thailand's new parliament is to officially open on Monday, faced with the daunting challenge of bringing stability to the ...

Bangkok to open 'new' Sanam Luang

sg.news.yahoo.com 05 Aug '11, 4pm

Bangkok (The Nation/ANN) - After undergoing a grand renovation, Sanam Luang will be officially opened next Tuesday (August...

Take note of the road closures for NDP 2011. #Singapore

Take note of the road closures for NDP 2011. #S...

asiaone.com 05 Aug '11, 3pm

SINGAPORE - Several road around the Marina Bay area will be closed for the National Day Parade (NDP). The NDP will take pl...

Challenges Ahead on Arctic Drilling: New York T...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 05 Aug '11, 4pm

Royal Dutch Shell A long process: a vessel collecting seismic data for Shell in the Beaufort Sea in 2009. As John Broder a...

Challenges Ahead on Arctic Drilling: Even if th...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 05 Aug '11, 4pm

Royal Dutch Shell A long process: a vessel collecting seismic data for Shell in the Beaufort Sea in 2009. As John Broder a...

NDP road closures and security measures

NDP road closures and security measures

channelnewsasia.com 08 Aug '11, 6am

SINGAPORE: Roads and lanes near the Marina Bay area will be closed on Tuesday to traffic in stages from 9am Tuesday, for t...

Egypt's First Female Presidential Candidate, Bothaina Kamel (video) | Care2 Causes

Egypt's First Female Presidential Candidate, Bo...

care2.com 06 Aug '11, 3am

The image of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak lying on prone on a stretcher in a cage on Wednesday has captivated ...

Latest: Tough times ahead for Najib administration

anilnetto.com 19 Aug '11, 7am

Just over a month after a large rally in Kuala Lumpur to demand clean and fair elections rattled Malaysia’s ruling elite, ...

Thailand's new parliament to open Monday: Palace

Thailand's new parliament to open Monday: Palace

straitstimes.com 28 Jul '11, 4am

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will deliver a ceremonial inauguration speech on behalf of the king in the capital Bangko...