A quick follow-up to my post Tuesday about anti-amnesty demonstrations morphing into an effort to topple Yingluck.
Here’s what’s up:
1. The general strike fizzled, as the AP reports.
2. Have we reached a stalemate? The the big picture, again from the AP: Thaksin isn’t returning to Thailand anytime soon. Yingluck and the ruling Pheu Thai party over-reached in pushing the amnesty bill. But Yingluck and the Thaksin-linked party still have an electoral mandate.
3. For a look at the protests’ economic impact, here’s a Wall Street Journal Q&A with Paiboon Nalinthrangkurn, chair of the Federation of Thai Capital Market Organization.
4. Protests, though smaller now, continue.
- Thailand Protests: More to Come This Week?
- Thailand protests: anti-amnesty push morphs into an effort to topple Yingluck
- An update on Thailand’s amnesty bill — and the potential for protests early next month
- Thai Amnesty Bill Clears Lower House
- In editorials, the WSJ and NYT criticize Thailand’s anti-government protesters