Politics in Thailand- 3 Days until Judgment Day

Tuesday night, 23 February.

I will switch into CNN Newsdrama mode. In case of a major riot I will email Anderson Cooper and ask if a tight black or grey t-shirt is the best for coverage. Hopefully I can make my role in the news just as important as the news itself.

Noticeable change in Bangkok today- police at major intersections and in front of commerce building and major hotels.

Headlines of the day:

  • 5 of the 9 judges in the Thaksin asset case have been offer bribes of up to 1 billion THB. This claim was big news this morning, but was dismissed in the afternoon.
  • The Thai Government summoned a representative from the UAE Government to Bangkok regarding Thaksin using the UAE as a base to threaten stability in Thailand
  • The leader of the UDD (red shirts) says 100,000 vehicles will drive to Bangkok with 1,000,000 protesters in March, quote “The most suitable period for a week-long final battle is sometime in March. It will not be immediately after the Feb 26 assets verdict, or on Feb 28 as claimed by the acting government spokesman, as we want the anger to accumulate among the red-shirts”
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Additional pictures: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/faranginbangkok For more updates about Bangkok, Thailand and other thoughts: www.twitter.com/lilrichardb I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region.
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2 Responses to Politics in Thailand- 3 Days until Judgment Day

  1. oneditorial says:

    I cannot wait to see what will happen on that day or a few days after the judgement day. Welcome to the insanity of Thai politics, but I think you must be used to it by now.

  2. Thank you for another  informative article.  I wish Bangkok and the rest of Thailand remains  peaceful. I really love this country and the people of Thailand.

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