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Australia, The Asia Foundation Provide New Books to Yolanda-hit Schools Australia donated 2,000 new books to schools hit by typhoon Yolanda through The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program.
March 05, 2014
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Profile of the Protestors
The Asia Foundation observed the political tensions that gripped Bangkok in late November and early December 2013 with concern. The tensions erupted in the context of two legislative reform initiatives pursued by the Pheu Thai government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra: first, a blanket amnesty bill that would have paved the way for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to return to Thailand from self-exile with his criminal convictions dropped—which was approved by the Lower House and rejected by the Senate; and second, an effort to amend the Constitution to change the composition of the Senate from a mix of elected and appointed members to a fully-elected body—a proposal that was rejected by the Constitutional Court on the basis of technical irregularities.