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”