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· December, 2008

Stories about Thailand from December, 2008

31 December 2008

Thailand: Revenge of the reds

Forget the yellow protesters who occupied Thailand’s airports last month. Today’s anti-government protests in Bangkok are organized by supporters of the ousted government. They have vowed to launch bigger street...

Thailand: Text messages from the Prime Minister

30 December 2008

Southeast Asia: Controversies and tragedies of 2008

In the previous post (Southeast Asia: Newsmakers of 2008), I wrote about the major events that took place in Southeast Asia. In this article, I will highlight other stories which...

26 December 2008

Southeast Asia: Newsmakers of 2008

For Southeast Asia, 2008 was a year of terrible disasters, both natural and man-made. Rice consumption was reduced, milk products were contaminated with melamine, jobs were lost, bloggers were arrested,...

10 December 2008

Thailand: Foreigner who stayed in the airport blockade

Majority of foreigners stayed away from Bangkok airports two weeks ago. But there was a foreigner who stayed inside the airport blockade. Janus Putkonen from Finland joined the protesters for...

Thailand political crisis: Reactions from the region

Thailand’s airport takeover has affected hundreds of thousands of passengers from nearby countries. What are the reactions of bloggers in the region? What is the situation in Thailand today?

3 December 2008

Thailand: Airports reopen but crisis not yet over

Bangkok’s airports are now open. The protesters have agreed to end their protests. But the crisis is not yet over. The ruling party is still dominant. Protesters could still launch...

Thailand: Going Home Finally

2 December 2008

Thailand: PAD to Stop Airport Blockade

Thailand: Airport crisis hurting ordinary persons

The airport chaos is hurting Thailand’s tourism industry, even the economy of its neighbors. But it must be pointed out that ordinary persons, Thais and foreigners, are suffering more. Tourists...