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Update on imbroglio in Thailand

In Politics, Thailand on May 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Abhisit Vejjajiva (Prime Minister,Thailand)

Red shirt demonstrators were dispersed by the Govt troops last week in Bangkok. At least 50 people died and more than 400 got injured in the clashes. Curfew, which was imposed when troops moved in to quell the protests,  has now been lifted but emergency in 24 out of 76 provinces is still on.

Arrest warrant has been issued against former PM Thaskin on charges of inciting the protests and terrorism. Thaskin is not in Thailand and is living in self exile.

PM Abhisit has said that everything is fine and country is fast returning to normal.

It appears that situation has been brought under control for the time being. How long this lull will last before another storm brews in is any body’s guess. Let us hope that calm and peace prevails in Thailand.


Imbroglio in Thailand

In Politics, Thailand on May 18, 2010 at 10:11 am

Thailand, the tourist haven , has been caught in a turmoil since mid March 2010. Situation has taken a violent turn and is now  alarming to say the least. Red shirts, who are   supporters of ex prime minister Thaksin, are camping in city center Bangkok to demand ouster of PM Abhisit, dissolution of parliament and fresh elections.

Red Shirt protestors (Thailand)

PM Abhisit, with backing from majority of military, is in no mood to accede. Demand of Thaksin & protesters for UN intervention has been refuted by the government. Talks for negotiation have reportedly broken down and with declaration of emergency in25 provinces, now the stage is set for crushing the protests . Aged monarch Bhumibol is still a hope if he can use his moral authority as done in 1992 to resolve similar crisis.