BBC: “New finding on cameraman’s death during Thai protests”

The BBC has this story today: New finding on cameraman’s death during Thai protests Investigators in Thailand have reversed an earlier finding into the killing of a Reuters cameraman during red-shirt anti government protests last April. Officials from the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) now say Hiro Muramoto was shot by an AK47, a gun […]

Red shirts to hold anniversary rally on March 12

AP has this story today: Thailand’s ‘Red Shirts’ urge release of colleagues Seven recently freed leaders of Thailand’s anti-government “Red Shirt” movement called Sunday for the release of more than 180 of their colleagues who remain jailed since a violent military crackdown last year. The seven gathered for a ceremony at Bangkok’s Wat Pathuwanaram temple, […]

Reuters: “Thai PM says has the edge in close election”

A Reuters story from yesterday: Exclusive: Thai PM says has the edge in close election: Thailand’s prime minister said on Wednesday his Democrat Party would have the edge in a mid-year election but he would probably need to form a coalition to govern, signaling a close and potentially volatile poll. In an interview with Reuters, […]

7 Red Shirt leaders out on bail

AP: Thailand Court Grants Bail for Red Shirt Leaders A Thai court has granted bail for seven leaders of the antigovernment “Red Shirt” movement detained after mass protests and riots ended in May. BBC: Thailand’s red-shirt leaders freed on bail Seven leaders of Thailand’s “red-shirt” protest movement have been freed on bail after nine months […]

Economist on Thai politics and motorcycle taxi drivers

Economist: Enter the orange shirts In A city of clogged streets, motorbike taxis are the essential lubricant. They weave through rush-hour traffic, mount pavements and roar down the labyrinthine alleys known as soi. They lurk in gangs on street corners, waiting to carry people or goods, or run errands. Some 200,000 drivers sporting orange jackets […]

10 links

Some Thailand related, some not… The Uprising in Egypt: Judgment Days — The New Yorker A Short Primer on Egypt Now — american footprints Egypt Over the Brink — Foreign Policy A Southern Chef Doesn’t Stray Far — New York Times Southeast Asia embraces China trade, but how’s the relationship? It’s complicated — Christian Science […]

Thailand, Cambodia, and Preah Vihear: more links

A few more items to pass along: NY Times: Pause in Fighting Over Temple Between Thailand and Cambodia Analysis from Pavin Chachavalpongpun in today’s WSJ: Thailand’s Rising Nationalism NBC News World Blog: High farce at the Thai-Cambodian border BBC News: Emotional fall-out of Thailand-Cambodia clashes (Image: BBC News.)

More on Thailand, Cambodia, and Preah Vihear clashes

AP: Thai, Cambodian clashes resume at disputed border Economist blog post with background info and political implications: Shells fly around the temple BBC: Cambodia nationalism fired by temple row with Thailand MCOT: Fresh fighting on Thai-Cambodian border; 15,000 evacuated (Image: Reuters/BBC.)