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TANKS TO ROLL IN ‘OPERATION BANGKOK SHUTDOWN’

In General News, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Uncategorised, Yingluck Shinawatra by Andrew Drummond13 Comments

From Andrew Drummond, Bangkok, Pic: news.cn Thailand was today in fear of a military coup today after its Army Commander in Chief announced that he was bringing tanks into the capital for ‘Children’s Day’. Then after police announced there  would be no Children’s Day in Bangkok this year as the city was ‘under seige’ the army changed its statement to …

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THAILAND FACES MORE VIOLENCE AS GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO BACK DOWN ON ELECTION ISSUE

In Bangkok Protests, Uncategorised, Yingluck Shinawatra by Andrew DrummondLeave a Comment

On a day in which a police Sergeant Major was shot dead and scores of protesters were injured, troubles in Thailand threatened to escalate after the government refused to call off a troublesome election. The Thai Government of Yingluck Shinawatra, which was recently forced to dissolve parliament due to massive protests in the capital, rejected a call by the Election …

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Thai Prime Minister – Dissolves Parliament

In General News, Jonathan Head, Uncategorised, Yingluck Shinawatra by Andrew Drummond9 Comments

(pic: Students at Assumption college joined the protest from behind school gates) Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament today as tens of thousands of ant-government protesters converged on Government House in Bangkok in the ‘protest to end all protests’. Yingluck who had offered to hold a referendum finally gave into pressure as the city became clogged with whistle blowing …

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Peace In Our Time – Not Yet But Demonstrators Cool Down

In anti-government protest, General News, Suthep Thaugsuban, Uncategorised, Yingluck Shinawatra by Andrew Drummond1 Comment

Anti-government protesters were treated to guided tours of the Metropolitan Police Headquarters in Bangkok today after they disarmed themselves and police put down their tear gas guns and water cannons. One of the protest leaders Thavorn Senniam announced the invasion as a triumph. But police overnight had announced they would declare an ‘open house’ today. They asked the demonstrators to …

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BATTLE FOR BANGKOK – WARRANT FOR HIGH TREASON ISSUED – SHOTS FIRED

In Bangkok Protests, General News, Suthep Thaugsuban, Uncategorised, Yingluck Shinawatra by Andrew Drummond4 Comments

WHILE ARMY WAITS IN THE WINGS A warrant for the capital offence of high treason was issued last night against Bangkok protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban as anti-government protesters besieged Government House and the Metropolitan Police Headquarters in Bangkok. As anti-government protesters approached barriers at the police headquarters in Bangkok with a back hoe and bulldozer and others made attacks on …

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STUDENT, 21, SHOT AS STUDENTS CLASH WITH RED SHIRTS IN BANGKOK

In General News, Uncategorised, Yingluck Shinawatra by Andrew Drummond3 Comments

A 21-year-old student was reported shot dead as university students clashed with pro-government red shirts in Bangkok tonight. Five others are reported to have been injured and were rushed to hospital. The gunman appears to have been caught on video by Channel 7 news in Bangkok. Bangkok’s Ramkhamhaeng University is only a few hundred yards from Rajamangala Sports stadium where …

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Thai Prime Minister Survives No Confidence Vote as Red Shirts Wait In The Wings

In General News, Suthep Thaugsuban, Uncategorised, Yingluck Shinawatra by Andrew Drummond2 Comments

Thailand’s Prime Minister and her ruling government today survived a ‘no confidence’ vote in Parliament with expected ease, despite protests which rage across the country. Her Pheu Thai Party easily carried the vote with a majority of 297 votes to 134 a result which surprised few. Her party carries with it the ‘Red Shirt’ faction which includes the rural poor. …

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ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR PROTEST LEADER – Police cover CCTV cameras

In Bangkok Protests, General News, Suthep Thaugsuban, Uncategorised, Yingluck Shinawatra by Andrew Drummond1 Comment

CONCERN IN BANGKOK AS VIDEO SHOWS POLICE COVERING CCTV CAMERAS This video has alarmed people in Bangkok. It apparently shows police covering a CCTV camera at Wat Benchampit near the centre of the protests after Prime Minister invoked the Internal Security Act and the Criminal Court issued a warrant of arrest for Suthep Thaugsuban, protest leader and Deputy Democratic Party …

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Thai Prime Minister Invokes The Internal Security Act As Protesters Lay Siege To Government Buildings

In General News, Suthep Thuagsuban, Uncategorised, Yingluck Shinawatra by Andrew Drummond1 Comment

Bangkok Tense As Internal Security Act is enforced From Andrew Drummond Bangkok: A sea of anti-government protestors surged through Bangkok today occupying key government buildings and demanding an end to the Premiership of Yingluck Shinawatra. Anti-government protesters with a long list of grievances stormed into the Finance Ministry, Budget Bureau and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and nd Public Relations Department and …