Following Thailand protest news: blogs, my Twitter lists, local media, and more

Since I’m now in Singapore covering technology news across Southeast Asia, my posts about the ongoing unrest in Thailand will probably be limited in the weeks and months ahead. So, as I’ve done in the past, I wanted to offer suggestions for following the news as things develop. Blogs The Wall Street Journal often live-blogs […]

Map of planned ‘Bangkok Shutdown’ protest sites

Here’s a map, courtesy of The Nation newspaper, of planned rally locations for protests tomorrow, Monday Jan. 13: There’s also a larger, printable PDF version. (Via @Kelly_Macnamara.) UPDATE: Here’s another map, via Richard Barrow. List of the 7 roadblocks they are setting up around #Bangkok as part of the #BangkokShutdown: — Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) […]

Thailand update: Protesters plan to ‘shut down’ Bangkok Jan. 13

As expected, more protests are on the horizon here in Bangkok, with anti-government demonstrators continuing their efforts to topple the prime minister and derail elections scheduled for February 2. There have been rallies in recent days, and protesters plan a city-wide “shutdown” on Monday, January 13. Reuters reported yesterday: Thailand is heading for a political […]

Thailand update: 1 killed in clashes with police, EC urges election delay, Nattawut speaks

The AP reports: Thailand’s election commission on Thursday urged the government to delay upcoming polls as clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters killed a police officer and injured nearly 100 people, adding to political turmoil threatening to tear apart the country. The hours-long unrest took place outside a Bangkok sports stadium where election candidates […]

In editorials, the WSJ and NYT criticize Thailand’s anti-government protesters

Those among Thailand’s anti-government demonstrators who care what foreigners think about their efforts to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra may want to avert their eyes from editorials that ran in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times on Monday. In a piece with the headline “Thailand’s Disloyal Opposition,” The WSJ said: Faced with […]

Thailand update: Democrats to boycott election; a few stories on today’s protest

First, the news about the Democrats: Thai opposition announce poll boycott, throwing support behind street demos. "Elections will not solve the country's problems": Abhisit @AFP — Kelly Macnamara (@Kelly_Macnamara) December 21, 2013 No huge surprise there; here’s a Wall Street Journal story with the details: Thailand’s opposition Democrat Party Saturday said it would boycott upcoming […]

Thailand update: We’ve reached a stalemate

Tentative time frame for political reform proposed by The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). #TheNation — The Nation Thailand (@nationnews) December 11, 2013 Hurry up and wait. Those looking for a speedy solution to Thailand’s ongoing political crisis might be feeling that way at the moment. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban continues to insist PM […]

Thailand update: Yingluck won’t quit, details from Suthep, more drone journalism

Here’s the latest: Yingluck won’t quit. The AP reports: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, despite opposition demands she step down as the caretaker head of government. Yingluck spoke one day after she announced elections — and one day after the main opposition […]

Thailand update: Yingluck dissolves house, calls new elections—and protests continue

Looking down on large crowd of protesters heading towards Government House (Via @Chu_SpringNews) #Bangkok #Thailand — Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) December 9, 2013 Drone shot looking down on protesters at Govt House -RT @Chu_SpringNews: ภาพมุมสูงแยก พล 1 ตรงทางเข้าทำเนียบ #Bangkok — Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) December 9, 2013 RT @SoraidaSalwala: Photographer is @PrinyaACIS: #ThaiUprising — […]

Thailand update: Democrats quit parliament, protesters to march tomorrow (Monday)

Front pages of the Bangkok Post over the past week #Thailand — Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) December 8, 2013 The opposition Democrat party today said they’re resigning from parliament en masse. As the AP reports: Thailand’s main opposition party resigned from Parliament on Sunday to protest what it called “the illegitimacy” of a government with […]