Tag: Thaksin Shinawatra

Protesters begin Bangkok ‘shutdown’ calling for Yingluck to step down – The Irrawaddy/BBC World Service: Outside Source

http://www.irrawaddy.org/asia/protesters-begin-bangkok-shutdown-calling-yingluck-step.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01p2pd7 BANGKOK — Hundreds of thousands of protesters seeking an unelected council to run Southeast Asia’s second biggest economy took to the streets of Bangkok on Monday, blocking off…

Thailand’s lese-majeste law fuels calls for reform – Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-thailand-law-20120320,0,1467171.story http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-fg-thailand-law-20120320,0,3091724.story Opponents say the law is used to intimidate critics and stifles free speech. But some royalists fear reform advocates want to eliminate the Thai monarchy. By Simon Roughneen…