Tag Archives: Thaksin Shinawatra

Thai PM to protesters: The Thai people are fed up

Summary – in text – below video. By Thomas Crampton DAVOS, Jan 31: Abhisit Vejajiva, Thai Prime minister, today warned protesters gathering on the streets of Bangkok that they should not further upset the Thai situation. Speaking with a blogger on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Abhisit also urged former Prime
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Funny Thaksin headline

This headline, from an article in The Nation in Thailand, was recently brought to my attention. The article, which ran on page 1, refers to my blog posting with Thaksin last month. Irony was running strong in the newsroom with the editor who wrote the headline. The story got numerous pick-ups and the video was
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Shawn Crispin: Thaksin is finished

Following my interviews with former Thai prime minister in exile Thaksin Shinawatra (who warned that a coup in Thailand would be bloody), the ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan (who said that Thailand’s constitution may need amending), I spoke yesterday with Shawn Crispin, Southeast Asia editor for Asia Times Online. In addition to covering Thailand for
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Surin Exclusive: Thai constitution may need amending

NOTE TO READERS: I don’t normally follow Thai politics so closely, but follow my exclusive interview with Thaksin, the former leader in exile, readership of Thai-related items has shot up. HONG KONG, Dec 3 – Surin Pitsuwan, secretary general of ASEAN and Thai foreign minister, today said it could take “weeks” before the political situation
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