Thailand Newslinks 27 April, 2010: Political stalemate continues in Thailand

Tourism veteran Lutzi Mazig expresses his indignation with events in Thailand
Offices of one of Thailand’s top inbound tour operators are located next to
Ratchadamri Boulevard, just a block away from the Four Seasons Hotel and

Bomb Blast in Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand’s Interior Minister says provincial governors are authorized to
impose a state of emergency in their provinces in order to deal with the
red …

Thailand’s PAD to ask PM to take action against “red-shirts”
The “yellow-shirt” People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) group is one of
Thailand’s active political groups. The plan was made after the PAD group
on April …

Thailand’s Tourism Authority Expects Industry To Rebound Quickly
KUCHING, April 27 (Bernama) — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is
optimistic that the country’s tourism industry will bounce back quickly
despite …

Thailand’s King asks judges to stick to justice, honesty
BANGKOK, April 26 (Xinhua) — The King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej on
Monday asked newly-appointed judges to stick to justice and honesty, …

Indonesia, Thailand Commemorate 60th Anniversary Of Diplomatic Ties
JAKARTA, April 27 (Bernama) — Indonesia and Thailand commemorated their
60th diplomatic ties on Tuesday by conducting a seminar sponsored by
Indonesian …

Political stalemate continues in Thailand
World Socialist Web Site
By John Roberts The political crisis in Bangkok is intensifying as
thousands of anti-government protesters entrenched in the upmarket
Ratchaprasong …

SE Asia Stocks-Thailand rebounds, Indonesia at all-time high
Economic growth in Thailand, Southeast Asia’s second-biggest economy, could
be cut by 0.64 percentage point this year if the mass protest is prolonged
for …

UK – MFA – Change of travel advice for Thailand
ISRIA (registration)
We advise against all but essential travel to all parts of Thailand. This
advice reflects our concern that violence could break out during the
increasingly …

See Spooky Goings-On at the Phi Ta Khon Festival in Thailand – (press release)
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND, April 27, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ — Every year, the
people of the Loei province in northern Thailand come out in force to
celebrate …

Thailand edges closer to crisis
Investor’s Business Daily
Protests and blockades in the provinces on Monday and a grenade attack
against a politician deepened fears of a civil conflict in Thailand. …

Coca-Cola Spent $1.9 Million Lobbying Gov’t in 4Q
ABC News
The Atlanta-based maker of Coca-Cola, Sprite and other beverages, also
lobbied on excise taxes in Panama, Thailand, and Pakistan, physical
education, …

Thailand’s king speaks as protests continue
Thailand’s ailing king has spoken out for the first time since mass
demonstrations brought Bangkok to a standstill. …

Studying Thailand
BusinessWorld Online
When violence broke out in Thailand’s anti-government protests, Gloria
Macapagal Arroyo instructed Secretary Leandro Mendoza to monitor the
situation. …

Thai troubles a thorn in Asean’s side
Malaysia Star
Both countries asked fellow Asean member Thailand to sit down and resolve
the political crisis that has been plaguing the country for more than a
year. …

Foreign direct investment surged in Thailand despite Political turmoil
Thailand Business News
Despite unsettled political affairs, foreign interests remain interested in
investing in Thailand as witnessed by a surge in the number and value of
foreign …

Aquino Says Philippine Electoral Fraud Would Trigger Turmoil
If “the people’s will is frustrated,” demonstrations could make this
month’s protests in Thailand seem “mild” by comparison, he said in an
interview in …

DIARY-Indonesia to Sept 10, 2010
Reuters India
Jakarta: Seminar entitled “60 years of Indonesia-Thailand Diplomatic
Relations 1950-2010: Reflections on Partnership and Prospects for Stronger
Ties; …

Frightening time for couple stuck in Thailand
Portsmouth News
A Havant man who is stranded in the Thai capital of Bangkok during
worsening tensions there says he fears he could be stuck there for weeks.

Former Thailand Premier Eyes Investment Locations in Montenegro
Property Xpress (subscription)
April 26, 2010, 9:48, (Property Xpress) – The former Prime Minister of
Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra, who has become a Montenegrin citizen, may
soon start …

CLP to Set Up Thai Solar Farm, Wind Plants in India
By John Duce April 27 (Bloomberg) — CLP Holdings Ltd., Hong Kong’s biggest
electricity producer, will build a solar farm in Thailand and set up three
wind …

JURIST – Paper Chase: Thailand pro-government ‘yellow shirts’ call …
By Daniel Richey
JURIST – Paper Chase: Thailand pro-government ‘yellow shirts’ call for
martial law to end protests.

Pictures of the Day: Thailand and Elsewhere – Lens Blog –
Jerry Lampen of Reuters photographed an anti-government red-shirt protester
being arrested by soldiers of the Thai army.

Asia Unbound “ Blog Archive “ Thailand’s Winners and Losers
By Joshua Kurlantzick
The protest leaders also have not enunciated a clear platform for what they
would do if they ruled Thailand. Thailand’s Deep South. The Bangkok chaos
has distracted all attention from a bloody insurgency in southern Thailand
that has …

EXILE ON MOAN STREET: Unrest in Thailand
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Uncensored Magazine | Thailand Is Close To Civil War As Its …
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ASee Spooky Goings-On at the Phi Ta Khon Festival in Thailand …
By 24-7 news
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND, April 27, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ — Every year, the
people of the Loei province in northern Thailand come out in force to
celebrate their equivalent of Halloween. Festivities in the region are held
during June and … – WRAPUP 1-Fears of civil conflict deepen in Thailand
BANGKOK, April 27 (Reuters) – Fears of civil conflict grew in Thailand on
Tuesday after anti-government protesters stopped police from moving to
Bangkok and rivals threatened to take matters into their own hands if
leaders did not …

Mon And Wa Refugees Flee To Thailand | Eurasia Review
By Eurasia Review
(DVB) — Hundreds of Mon refugees are fleeing into Thailand as the
possibility of fighting increases after the New Mon State Party (MNSP) last
week rejected proposals to become a Border Guard Force. …

Aung San Suu Kyi on Thaksin’s payroll “ Political Prisoners in …
By thaipoliticalprisoners
Aung San Suu Kyi should understand Thailand better than this…”. He
actually “called for an investigation into Suu Kyi’s financial assets to
determine if she received ‘any money from any person,’ presumably a
reference to ousted premier …

Drive in Thailand – Thailand news, Free Valentines Ecard ,Thailand …
The Nation – Timeline on Thaksin’s Judgement Day ,Thailand’s most updated
English news website, Thai politics news , Business update , Bangkok news,

No exit seen from Thailand’s very un-Thai crisis – Yahoo …
Whether keeping rapacious colonial powers at bay, averting political
violence or settling family squabbles, Thais have earned a reputation for
deft …

A dispatch from Thailand’s street protests. – By Jason Rezaian …
BANGKOK, Thailand—I arrived in Thailand a week ago, brought here on a
curious mission. As tourism from Iran to Thailand has increased
exponentially in …

Thailand turmoil takes toll on businesses – Asia-Pacific –
Yoga studios, luxury hotels, shopping malls and office buildings in Bangkok
have been forced to closed as seven weeks of anti-government protests take
a …

Pressure increases on the Thailand authorities to break the red …
Red shirt protests continue as pressure mounts on Thailand’s goverment .

Blasts in Thailand kill 1, injure 75 – Los Angeles Times
The political standoff in Thailand’s capital turned deadly for the second
time in two weeks Thursday when five grenade blasts in the business
district …