State of Emergency in Bangkok Extended & PAD On The Streets Again


Today, two major things happened in Bangkok.

One was that Thailand’s prime minister Abhisit announced that the emergency decree is going to stay in place, because of the bombing on the weekend that killed one and injured ten. (According to a Suan Dusit poll, this decision is backed by large parts of the Bangkok population – but keep in mind polls not always are an accurate reflection of reality).

Second, the (yellow-shirt) PAD protesters went out on the street again, even though this time many did not wear yellow shirts. This time not to fight Thaksin or the red-shirts, but to protest against “losing a part of Thailand”. It’s an old conflict between Cambodia and Thailand about a small piece of land on which an old temple called Preah Vihear stands