Posts Tagged ‘military coup’

Daves Raves – Thailand In Turmoil

Friday, June 20th, 2008

riot police deployed in bangkok - Daves Raves - Thailand In Turmoil


Here we go again!  Thai protesters this afternoon have made a determined effort to march to Government House in Bangkok.  Although the Metropolitan Riot Police had (supposedly) set up a blockade, protesters easily outwitted the Thai authorities.

Meanwhile, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) continues to fall amid fears of violence and speculation about another military coup.  Even though various Thai authorities state that there will not be another military coup, the political arena remains tense.  The crowds of protesters are mostly middle-class Bangkok residents, who are lead by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD). 

These links below contain the full news stories…

BBC NEWS – Protesters march in Thai capital

BANGKOK POST – On to Government House

THE NATION – PAD gears for seige

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Thai Stocks Fall Amid Coup Fears

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

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Due to the continuation of the anti-government protests and rumours of another military coup, the Thai stock market has fallen.  For the fifth consecutive trading day, Thai stocks have continued to fall.  Combined with food shortage fears and the rising costs of gas, the Thai people are becoming unsettled.  Clearly, there is unrest among certain anti-government factions in Bangkok.  Protesters remain defiant to demand that the Thai Prime Minister resigns.  The full story has been covered today by BBC NEWS

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