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Tag Archives: Thaksin
There is always great danger when politicians begin talk about working together, listening to the opposition or reconciliation. Thailand is certainly no exception to the difference in rhetoric and results- the elected party (PT) is introducing reconciliation bills in Parliament … Continue reading
Thailand will hold an election on July 3, Parliament has been dissolved. Okay, to be clear, Bangkok is safe and the upcoming election on July 3 has not caused any disruption to life in Bangkok and most of Thailand. Oddly, … Continue reading
Think being the Prime Minister in Thailand is fun? No street protest, everything is politically stable in Thailand? Things are on edge to the point where an issue with a satellite knocks out TV reception for a few hours and … Continue reading
I found this to be a very informative and accurate article about the political situation in Thailand and judging by comments on Twitter, others did as well: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/pongsudhirak4/English#comments Please note, I do not know the author and am not trying … Continue reading
Summary of the weekend- no issues at protests, police didn’t enforce ISA laws against yellow shirts, yellow shirts refuse to leave permanent protest site but draw small numbers, red shirts draw large numbers for temporary protest and drivers were the … Continue reading
Protest weekend has arrived, along with some hot weather. Friday is possibly the heaviest traffic day in Bangkok, and that speaks volumes as traffic is always one accident away from being an absolute mess. That makes the Yellow Shirts protest … Continue reading
The protests in Bangkok continue with Red and Yellow shirts both taking to the streets; yes, both taking to the streets. The yellow shirts have a permanent protest, though numbers are very small, while the red shirts have protests once … Continue reading
There have not been disruptive protests in Bangkok in the recent months. Well, traffic might have been disrupted by the protest itself, but the protests have not been violent or prolonged. The Red Shirts have been protesting to remember those … Continue reading
Ugh. At some point I knew it would come- the USA meddling in Thai politics. From the Wikileaks cables it appears the USA knew in advance of the 2006 coup and approved; it also appears the USA has continued to … Continue reading
Thousands are volunteering to assist with the clean up in Bangkok. Streets are re-opening, checkpoints are being reduced, the curfew shortened- things are getting back to normal. The cleanup progress is shocking, streets that were blackened with smoke from burning … Continue reading