Bombs Greet Southern Photo-Op

During the 1970s in particular, the threat of Communist and other insurgents hoping to attack government representatives meant that they were pretty much confined to Bangkok, unless they were prepared to accept the ignominy of huge security presences. Today, the in no way self-satisfied military-installed PM Abhisit Vejjajiva is in the southern border region where at least two bombs have gone off, causing death and injuries.

This follows attacks or demonstrations met with state-sanctioned violence against the current unelected government all over the Kingdom.