Thai PM survives no-confidence vote

Thailand's prime minister easily survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote Wednesday over his handling of deadly protests by anti-government "Red Shirts".

Thai PM survives no-confidence vote

Thailand's prime minister easily survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote Wednesday over his handling of deadly protests by anti-government "Red Shirts".

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has been accused by his political opponents of violating human rights in the tense standoff between protesters and armed troops, who fired live rounds during several confrontations in the capital.

But thanks to his ruling coalition's majority in the lower house, the censure motion submitted by the opposition was rejected by 246 votes to 186, said House Speaker Chai Chidchob.

The Red Shirts' rally, broken up on May 19 in an army assault on their vast encampment in the retail heart of Bangkok, sparked outbreaks of violence that have left 89 people dead, mostly civilians, and nearly 1,900 injured.


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