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 […]

‘Bangkok Shutdown’ update: Court says government can delay Feb. 2 election — but will it?

The Wall Street Journal reports: Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that contentious elections set for February 2 can be postponed, adding further pressure on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s government to delay the vote, as antigovernment protests continue. And: The court said Thailand’s constitution doesn’t prohibit postponing an election in the case of an emergency […]

‘Bangkok Shutdown’ day 3: overnight violence, Feb. 2 elections to go ahead

Here’s the latest: Two people were hurt in a shooting early this morning. And separately, the Bangkok residence of Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva was hit with a small explosive device. The Thai stock exchange moved some staff to another location after demonstrators threatened to take control of its offices. Prime Minister Yigluck said the Feb. […]

Photos from ‘Bangkok Shutdown,’ day 1

Here are some photos I took of today’s protests. The Bangkok Post has more images. Meanwhile, the WSJ reports: After turning central Bangkok into a flag-waving sea of protest Monday, antigovernment activists now say they are preparing to take their campaign to the next level by seizing Thailand’s stock exchange. The WSJ also has a […]

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: pic.twitter.com/OtuTRvTdXh — Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) […]

As ‘Bangkok shutdown’ approaches, US Embassy advises keeping cash, food on hand

In a security message today, the US Embassy in Bangkok said: This is to advise and update U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Thailand that political activists intend to hold simultaneous mass rallies at key intersections and other locations in Bangkok beginning on Monday, January 13th. The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and U.S. Consulate […]