Traders riot in Bangkok’s Patpong tourist precinct Рtourists scurry for cover as shots fired

Traders riot in Bangkok’s Patpong tourist precinct Рtourists scurry for cover as shots fired

Bangkok‚Äôs notorious nightlife district of Patpong was turned into a battle ground last night (May 6, 2009) as hundreds of night-market traders rioted against Thai police. The angry scene erupted when Thai police and government officers moved into the well known entertainment and night market area in search of counterfeit goods and began impounding knock-off […]

Thailand Prime Minister dead man walking as Asean leaders flee Pattaya

Thailand Prime Minister dead man walking as Asean leaders flee Pattaya

The ongoing political protests in Thailand and the hasty cancellation of the 14th Asean economic summit that saw 14 heads of state hurriedly evacuated from a Pattaya hotel rooftop by helicopter will have a long-lasting affect on Thailand. After only four months in office Prime Minister Abhisit¬† Veijajiva already looks like a dead man walking […]

Thailand political unrest continues as hundreds of thousands rally in Bangkok

Thailand political unrest continues as hundreds of thousands rally in Bangkok

Less than five months after yellow-shirted anti-government protesters seized and closed Bangkok‚Äôs two airports stranding hundreds of thousands of international tourists, the country is headed towards further political unrest after more than 150,000 pro-democracy red shirt protesters rallied in Bangkok today. The mass rally saw supporters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), […]