This week’s ASTV Manager Weekly cover: BP: So you have the photo of Suthep with the words “บัวพ้นน้ำ” (means a lotus which is now smart) whereas Chuan and Abhisit are on tortoises indicating that they are slow to see the light and to become smart to the PAD way of thinking… The background is that...
By Kaewmala Here we are, barely two years after a general election Thailand’s elected government is once again looking unstable. Just a week into noisy street protests led by the opposition party, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the calls to remove the controversial amnesty bill have turned into shrill demands to remove the government itself....
Thai court sentences former leader of the ultra-royalist and reactionary yellow shirts movement Sondhi Limthongkul to two years in jail for lèse majesté, but for entirely the wrong reasons. Things went from bad to worse for Sondhi Limthongkul, the media mogul turned leader of the so-called ‘People’s Alliance for Democracy’ (PAD) aka the yellow shirts, on Tuesday:...
As leaders of the ultra-nationalist People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) announce they have quit their roles in the movement, is this the end for Thailand’s yellow shirts? It was a Friday and the end of a rather tumultuous political week with long parliament debates on constitutional amendments almost coming to a grinding halt because of...
The Democrats were strongly allied with the PAD in 2006 until Abhisit became PM in December 2008, but then gradually over time when the Democrats were in government,they drifted apart and were openly fighting by the time of the 2011 election. As blogged just before the 2011 election: Tension between the PAD and the Democrats has...
Malaysia Airlines shares rally after heavy losses
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 7:42PM UTC
Contaminated water still troubles Japan nuke plant
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 7:17PM UTC
Japan won’t change 1993 apology on ‘comfort women’
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 7:10PM UTC
Taiwan: Warning received on planned China attacks
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 5:25PM UTC
WORLD: Powerful earthquake strikes off California coast
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 1:57PM UTC
Nepal steps up security to stop Tibetan protests
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 12:47PM UTC