In November of last year, a Thai businessman with close connections to the leaders of the Bangkok protests that eventually drove the Pheu Thai government from power said the real reason for the protest wasn’t just to oust the government....
Have already blogged on the PDRC reaction. Acting caretaker PM per ThaiGov: Today (20 May 2014) Deputy Prime Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan, Acting Prime Minister, gave comment on declaration of the Marital Law by the Royal Thai Army as follows: With reference to the Royal Thai Army’s declaration of the Martial Law to preserve order and...
Army chief warns the military ‘may be needed to come out and restore peace and order’ writes Richard S. Ehrlich for Asia Sentinel. Thailand’s powerful military is clearly growing concerned about the rising tide of political violence in Bangkok, with Army Chief Prayuth Chan-ocha warning in an official statement that the carnage has to stop. “I...
The Bangkok Post in March 2014: Another source in the Democrat Party said Mr Abhisit has come up with his “model” for caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the network of Thaksin’s allies to take a break from politics for at least a year. Under the model, efforts must be made to establish a council...
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...
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