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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...

What is likely to happen to the Yingluck government?

By Tue, Mar 11, 2014 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

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). ...

Inside Lumpini Park: Thai anti-govt protesters vow to stay the course

By Tue, Mar 04, 2014 1:06PM UTC 6 Comments Vendors sell t-shirts celebrating the "Pop Corn Warriors," masked gunmen who came to the aid of protesters during a violent confrontation in early February. (Photo: Casey Hynes)

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. ...

What embarrassing secrets about Thaksin is Matichon hiding?

By Mon, Jan 27, 2014 12:36AM UTC 3 Comments What embarrassing secrets about Thaksin is Matichon hiding?

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...

Thai road protest could lead to political dead end

By Sun, Jan 12, 2014 11:25AM UTC 2 Comments In this photo taken November 7, 2013, anti-government protesters wave flag and march on the street durng a rally in Bangkok, Thailand. Come Monday, anti-government protesters plan to "shut down" Thailand's capital by blocking traffic at key intersections, providing a living metaphor for the country's politics: no way forward, no backing out. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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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