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Red Shirts protesters to march in Bangkok

About 1,500 police officers — will be deployed on the route where anti-government protesters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) will march in the Thai capital Saturday to demand the government to release its leaders imprisoned on charges of terrorism, a senior police officer said.

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UDD reds barricade in Silom district Bangkok

About 1,500 police officers — will be deployed on the route where anti-government protesters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) will march in the Thai capital Saturday to demand the government to release its leaders imprisoned on charges of terrorism, a senior police officer said.

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UDD reds barricade in Silom district Bangkok

During the protests this year and last, tourists in every part of Thailand, especially Phuket, Samui and Chiang Mai experienced no ill-treatment by Thai people, red shirt or yellow shirt

During the protests this year and last, tourists in every part of Thailand, especially Phuket, Samui and Chiang Mai experienced no ill-treatment by Thai people, red shirt or yellow shirt – yet this was never publicised.

It is also important to understand that the recent political violence was most uncharacteristic of Thais. We all know Thai people to be warm, friendly, peace-loving and extremely welcoming to foreigners with genuine hospitality. I also know that Thais take great pride in the resilience and strength of their nation.

Abhisit managed to become prime minister in late 2008 only after the courts dissolved the governing party aligned with former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. A central demand of the red-shirt protesters was that Abhisit call a general election to test his government’s legitimacy.

Talk of an early election is now off the table. According to the constitution, an election is due by the end of 2011 although some analysts suggest that such a poll could be delayed.

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ASEAN economies poised for robust recovery with 6% real GDP growth in 2021

The six largest ASEAN nations (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) are expected to witness positive real GDP growth rates in 2021 according to Global Data

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Receding daily COVID-19 cases, rollout of vaccines, increased spending by the governments along with easing of monetary restrictions will help revive the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN*) economies in 2021 with their real GDP forecasted to rise by 6%, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

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Thailand new coronavirus cases -59- down to two digits

Of the new cases, 28 were exposed to the virus while visiting high-risk areas. The province with the highest number of infections is Bangkok (10), followed by Samut Sakhon (7).

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Thailand confirmed 59 new coronavirus cases and one additional death on Wednesday, taking its total infections to 12,653 and fatalities to 71, the first day Covid infections are down to two digits since the beginning of the second Covid-19 outbreak in the country in December.

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Thailand switches to black and white for final farewell to late King

Many businesses across Thailand will come to a halt while others will make necessary adjustments to pay their last respects to the beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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Many businesses across Thailand will come to a halt while others will make necessary adjustments to pay their last respects to the beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. (more…)

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