Thai PM rejects calls to resign

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Thai PM rejects calls to resign

Thailand’s prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has rejected further calls for her to resign as her government continues to face the biggest demonstrations to hit the country since the violence of 2010.

She said anti-government protestors’ demands were not possible under the constitution, but that she remained open to talks.

“Anything I can do to make people happy, I am willing to do… but as prime minister, what I can do must be under the constitution,” Ms Yingluck said.

On Thursday she survived a no-confidence vote in parliament.

Protests began in Bangkok last week and demonstrators accuse the prime minister of being an illegitimate proxy for her billionaire brother, Thaksin, who was ousted in a 2006 military coup.

On Monday protesters tried to storm Government House.

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