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Reds unlikely to up the ante unless the government is removed from office

Reds unlikely to up the ante unless the government is removed from office

By Wed, May 14, 2014 3:00PM UTC Comments Off Reds unlikely to up the ante unless the government is removed from office

In the aftermath of the removal of the Yingluck government, there has been a question about what will the reds do. There was a protest on the weekend at Aksa Road, however, it is not a full-on protest. It is more of a partial show of force. The location of Aksa Road is because (a)...

Bangkok faces crisis from competing rallies

By Sat, Apr 05, 2014 11:40AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

Tens of thousands of opposition and government supporters generate potential for trouble writes Asia Sentinel. Bangkok faces a growing crisis Saturday as tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of frustrated “Red Shirt” supporters of the government and equal numbers of opponents descend on the city for mass rallies. Suthep Thaugsuban, the secretary general of the People’s...

Red shirts rally in Bangkok ahead of Constitution Court ruling

By Wed, Nov 20, 2013 10:36AM UTC Comments Off

There have been a number of protest held by the reds to support the government ever since the Democrats changed their strategy from simply trying to kill the Amnesty Bill to try to bring down the government. These protests have been been on the outskirts of Bangkok and in major cities in the North and the...

Some personal thoughts: Thai amnesty bill’s wrongs do not make one right

By Mon, Nov 04, 2013 11:30AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

It all happened much quicker than anybody thought. What was anticipated to last right into the weekend was done in a day and a night, and we all are still nurturing a massive political hangover. Parliament rushed the Amnesty Bill through the second and third readings with 310 votes and an absent opposition, and now...

Thailand: Tensions rise ahead of amnesty bill showdown, protests (UPDATE)

By Thu, Oct 31, 2013 10:00AM UTC 1 Comment The proposed new draft of the amnesty bill would pardon former prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra (left) and Abhisit Vejjajiva. Pic: AP.

UPDATE (November 1, 8.00am): After an 18-hour marathon session ending at 4.20 am, parliament punched the Amnesty Bill through the second and third reading with 310 votes, while 4 MPs abstained: the red shirt leaders Natthawut Saikaur and Weng Tojirakarn, original bill sponsor Worachai Hema and Khattiya Sawasdipol, and the daughter of Maj Gen Khattiya Sawasdipol aka “Seh Daeng”, the rogue...

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