Popular tourist venues in Bangkok still lively with foreign tourists
The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok were still lively and crowded Saturday with foreign tourists who said they were not worried about the ongoing Red Shirt demonstrations despite the main protest venue being not far away from Bangkok’s prime tourist destinations.
Tanks, Thaksin and 2 billion dollars : the military in Thailand’s crisis
Thailand s armed forces have intervened in politics many times before, most recently with Thaksin’s ouster in 2006. Many Thais welcomed that putsch as a circuit-breaker in a time of dangerously rising tension, arguing that the constitution had already been undermined by Thaksin, who now lives in self-exile and as he tries to claw his way back to power.
Red-shirts to intensify rallies ahead of the court verdict
The red-shirted supporters of the United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) will intensify their rally ahead of the upcoming court verdict in the Shinawatra assets seizure case, Democrat leader’s personal spokesman Thepthai Senpong said.