Thursday, March 25, 2010

March 24, 2010; Thailand Protests Continue

Thailand's red shirts still want parliament to be dissolved and a new election to begin. The Thaksin Alliance arrives and talk to the crowds. Roads leading to the parliamentary complex have been blocked and barricaded.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The King of Cambodia and Czech Republic's President Vaclav Klaus

March 20, 2010; Thailand Protesters Refuse Talks and Want Election

Protesters in Bangkok refuse to hold talks with the government unless parliament is dissolved and an election begins. The red shirts support the former Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who was ousted by a military coup. Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is willing to meet protesters to ease tensions. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is currently staying at a military base for protection.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 17, 2010; Thai Blood Spilled onto Prime Minister's House

Thailand's red shirted protesters traveled to the house of Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. The protesters want to dissolve parliament and call for fresh elections. The protesters poured blood onto the Prime Minister's house that represents a symbol of bloodshed for democracy. Thailand's deputy prime minister will not bow to the protesters demands.

Statement by a Thai Government official:

"They can not force us like this to have an election. Then the new government may be able to work for only a few days or a few months and then be forced to leave by protests again. This will be non-stop."

The red shirts support the former Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who was ousted by a military coup in 2006.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March 15, 2010; Tensions run high in Thailand

Tensions are high in Bangkok after grenades exploded at a Thai military base wounding two soldiers. It's still unclear who wounded the Thai soldiers.

Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010; Protests at the Thailand Capital

Bangkok was a sea of red today as demonstrators continued to rally for elections. Protesters say Prime Minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva came to power illegitimately. Although Abhisit say he came to power fairly. The Prime Minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva on a live broadcast says:

"The protesters want a Parliament resolution by noon to stop the protest. Everyone in the coalition agrees we probably can not do it."

Thousands of police and soldiers were deployed to control the protesters.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

March. 14, 2010; Protesters Continue to Arrive in Bangkok For the Planned Sunday March

Protesters continue to arrive in Bangkok for the planned Sunday's million-people march. They are supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra. The protesters want to hold a new poll. Leaders of the movement say they will stay in the capital for a few days. About 40,000 soldiers and Thai police forces were mobilized to protect the capital. On Friday, many schools and businesses were closed.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cambodia's Military (2010)

March 10, 2010; Thailand Security Measures

The Thai government imposed tough new security measures. The security forces will allow for an enforcement of curfews. This will allow the restriction of Thai protesters. The protesters are planning to demonstrate.

Thailand Spokesperson, "We are expecting to face a situation that will oppose a threat to internal security, thus the internal security law will be enacted". The Thai government and it's supporters have been criticized to use scare tactics ahead of the upcoming rally.

Last month, Thailand Supreme court confiscated $1.4 billion US dollars from Thaksin Shinawatra after conviction of graft charges in 2008. Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted by a military coup. Yet outside in some villages, people support Thaksin Shinawatra. As rallies are coming, Thailand will tighten it's security to prevent violence and chaos.