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Thailand and Cambodia Fighting, February 4, 2011

Yes, two Buddhist countries are fighting over disputed land- the disputed land centers around, of all things, a temple (Preah Vihear Temple). The BKK Post reports two people were killed in over 2 hours of fighting yesterday with both sides … Continue reading

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Red Shirt Protest January 23, 2011

The red shirts gathered at Ratchaprasong around 1pm, crowds growing to around 5,000 to 7,000 by 2:30 when they departed for Democracy Monument. The red shirts were making the trip in a procession, the crowd at the Democracy Monument was … Continue reading

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Wikileaks, Thailand & Censorship

Wikileaks are causing a stir in Thailand. The heads of state in Singapore had some disparaging comments about all their neighbors, always fun to read about leaders engaging in second grade name-calling. The real stir is about what can and … Continue reading

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Buying Alcohol in Thailand: Mid Afternoon Prohibition

In a follow up on my posting about the banning of alcohol during election voting, I wanted to detail a very odd ban on the sale of alcohol in Thailand. It is illegal to buy alcohol in shops and supermarkets- … Continue reading

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Thai Politics- Red Shirts Rally on April 6, 2010

As I wrote on Saturday, the red shirts takeover of the central shopping and business district was a very good move and created significant momentum for their cause. They have refused to leave, their numbers have increased and the government … Continue reading

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Thailand Politics- red shirt protest, million man march

This weekend is the Red Shirt Protest weekend- it is Saturday afternoon now and all of Bangkok is on high alert and waiting.  On Friday the 12th car traffic was very light on the streets, many workers were sent home … Continue reading

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