Posts Tagged ‘PAD’

Daves Raves – Samak’s Back!

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

SAMAK’S BACK

Despite the siege by PAD (People’s Alliance for Democracy) upon Bangkok’s Government House, Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej says that he will go to work on Monday as normal.  The story is covered by Bangkok’s independent newspaper The Nation

STARS IN HIS EYES

Whilst most of the Thai people look for a solution to Thailand’s turmoil on the ground, former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra looks up to the stars…

Here is a link to the extraordinary story – Stars In His Eyes

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Daves Raves – Thailand In Turmoil

Friday, June 20th, 2008

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PROTESTERS MARCH ON GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN BANGKOK

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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