U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 04-12-2009, 08:34 AM
969 posts, read 2,606,589 times
Reputation: 425


Rioting follows state of emergency in Thai capital (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090412/ap_on_re_as/as_thailand_politics - broken link)

Is there anyone in Thailand who can tell is what's going on over there?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 04-13-2009, 07:05 PM
50 posts, read 78,464 times
Reputation: 38
Well, even though the guy the red shirts support did some nasty human rights things, he was doing his job well, and better than before they started the military coup, overall I support them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2009, 10:00 PM
3,440 posts, read 7,233,714 times
Reputation: 2387
Two killed in Bangkok gun battle - Asia, World - The Independent
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-16-2009, 05:28 AM
8 posts, read 31,000 times
Reputation: 12
I have been living in thailand for over 10 years now, BUT I would have to say I am confused as to what is happening here myself.

at one time, I thought it was one group of people who wanted the monarchy to continue existing. and another group who wanted democracy to realm supreme.

then, another time, I thought maybe it was the muslims down south trying to exert their influence with their muslim counterparts in the north to wrest control from the buddhist majority.

yet, another time, I thought it was just power plays by wealthy people in thailand trying to increase their pieces of the pie.

it doesn't seem to be any one of these. my guess is - it's a combination of all 3. but of course it is just a guess. like I said in the beginning, the politics here are very confusing.

bottomline, none of the above parties seem to want to hurt foreigners though. so, I'm ok with that. it's none of my business anyway.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top