I wrote this article nearly four years ago in April 2010, just before hell broke loose a few weeks later when the red shirt protests ended bloodily with the brutal […]
I posted this article on Siam Voices, Asian Correspondent on Monday and added an update on Tuesday. The political situation has been fast changing. By Wednesday night the street protests have […]
Thai lawmakers made world headlines this week. It wasn’t exactly the kind of international press that would make them or Thailand proud. A BBC world headline on April 18, 2012 […]
So who is Kan-thoop? Kan-thoop is a name that is familiar to those who have closely followed Thai politics over the past two years, especially if they are embedded in […]
[Originally published by Siamvoices on AsianCorrespondent.com] Thailand has its first female prime minister at last. It has taken 79 years since the country has adopted constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy […]
UPDATE (28 May) I think I lost my mojo (if I ever had any). Really, since the last updates I’ve gone through all kinds of emotions, except happiness, hope and […]
A round-up of events in the Thai crisis during 3-14 May 2010, starting with the government’s offer of Nov. 14 election and reconciliation and ending with the start of the crackdown of the Red Shirt protesters on May 14. From a somewhat promising possibility of a peaceful deal, the negotiations between the Red Shirts and the Thai government would struggle and be finally derailed, while the position on both sides hardened. Thailand ended up in another bloodbath.
A collection of words and phrases commonly used in Thai colored politics in early 2010