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. […]

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: 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 […]

Thailand update: Suthep calls for more rallies; still no word on Democrats’ election participation

A quick update: Reuters reports today that faced with dwindling numbers or demonstrators, protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has called for marches on Thursday (tomorrow) and Friday and a gathering on Sunday: Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand said they will step up their protests in an attempt to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office and push […]

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 […]