One month ago, 65-year-old Burana Somchai made the long trip from his hometown of Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok. He set up camp in Lumpini Park and joined his fellow citizens to protest against the current government. ...
During the campaign for the 2011 general elections, then-prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of the Democrat Party proposed a televised debate with his challenger Yingluck Shinawatra of the Pheu Thai Party, in the hope that the well-skilled public speaker could score some points against an at that time inexperienced and unproven politician - who ultimately declined. ...
The Nation with the headline Yingluck slammed for disseminating “hate speech” Caretaker PM Yingluck Shinawatra’s televised statement on Tuesday, in which she blamed protesters as being at the core of the controversial rice-pledging problems, has caused a misunderstanding, stigmatised and slandered others, said a member of the Academic Institute of Public Media. “Yingluck is the real...
The political standoff took a new twist Tuesday when the Thai government's declared state of emergency to counter the ongoing anti-election protests. With additional developments in the background, the wheels in this political crisis are about to spin faster....
Instead of focusing on arranging the February 2 election which the EC are reluctant to hold, EC commissioner in charge of election organization* Somchai Srisuthiyakorn has taken a different tack as reported by Khao Sod (YouTube clip although only with relevant audio starting at 10:18 onwards): Somchai said (…) “if she [PM Yingluck] doesn’t come, we’ll still...
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