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...
Over the last couple of weeks, BP has been seriously thinking about what is likely to happen to the Yingluck government. Due to time constraints, BP has not been able to completely finish the post, think through all scenarios, and recheck all information (have seen some information indicating possible legal problems/something will happen, but sometimes it is difficult to confirm what is the basis for this). ...
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. ...
So tonight on the PRDC stage Somkiat Onwimon, a well-known media commentator, spoke. He was speaking about a book written about Thaksin as summarized by the PDRC themselves (quote in Thai in an interview with Isra News confirms the bolded part below): Today I would like to discuss a book called “Conversations with Thaksin,” which...
BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government protesters are planning to shut down Thailand’s capital on Monday by blocking traffic at key intersections, providing a fitting metaphor for the country’s politics: no way forward, no backing out. “Crisis Deepens,” read a big headline in the Bangkok Post newspaper. “Poll boycott draws nation into uncharted territory.” That was Feb....
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