Posts Tagged ‘Thaksin Shinawatra’

Thailand Today

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

AFTER DARK ASIA - VOLUME 7

THAILAND NIGHTLIFE GETS A GREEN LIGHT

Today it is Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 76th birthday.  The go-go bars, pubs and nightclubs will be open right across Thailand. The bars and nightspots have been open for the past 2 years, so we presumed it would be the same this year.  The Thais will pay various tributes to Her Majesty the Queen.  Tonight there will be a traditional candle-lit ceremony, where crowds of Thais will congregate and sing a song of tribute.

THAILAND TODAY

Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra flees to England. Read this BBC NEWS REPORT

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Daves Raves – Thaksin’s Lawyers Jailed

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

BANGKOK – BREAKING NEWS

In a shocking series of events, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s lawyers are sent to prison for six months.  An attempted bribe of 2,000,000 Baht, which was sent as a “gift” to the Supreme Court backfired on them. 

This will probably damage Thaksin’s image even further…

The story has been covered by The Nation and BBC NEWS

Here is a BBC NEWS report about Thailand’s political turmoil.  It covers the subject with a summarised breakdown of the situation – BBC REPORT

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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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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

CHALLENGING WEEK FOR DAVE THE RAVE

FLYING TO BANGKOK THAILANDThis passed week has been very hectic.  Unfortunately, my wife’s Grandmother (Yai in Thai) passed away.  She was a very sweet old lady of 84 years old (RIP Yai).  My wife was told to return home quickly and at least she was able to see Yai before she passed away.  I could not go to pay my respects to Yai, because I had to take care of things in Bangkok.  I have been busy being both dog sitter and housekeeper!  Also, I had to run Angelwitch every night because Matt was in Germany visiting his family.  This week’s “Thailand Night Fever” might be a bit shorter than usual.  So, if it’s short and sweet, I hope you find it an interesting read…  (more…)

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