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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Thai PM rejects call to resign

THAI PM Yingluck Shinawatra said last night she would not resign ahead of national elections set for early next year. "I must do my duty as caretaker prime minister," she said.

Bangkok's streets were quiet yesterday, after weeks of sometimes violent political turmoil as protesters demand Ms Yingluck give up power to an unelected "people's council."

They accuse Ms Yingluck of serving as a proxy for her billionaire brother, ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who lives in self-imposed exile to avoid jail time for a corruption conviction but still wields immense influence in the country.

Irish Independent

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