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Day for another Thailand?

Started by Mitraparp Monkey, April 08, 2009, 10:26:27 AM

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Mitraparp Monkey

Thaksin called his followers for a big demonstration in Bangkok today. the newspapers report busloads and pickups full of supplies and people moving to Bangkok for a prolonged "operation". Will it be a demonstration for the "red-shirts" or the power of the government, the beginning of a civil war or another coup? How man will die today on the road to Bangkok and in confrontations there? The international opinion seems to have shifted already a little by a widely reported incident from yesterday in Pattaya where the car of the Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was attacked by @red-shirts and trashed. Police could save the PM before getting injured by the red mob.

Uncle Bill

Looks like Thaksin's got less and less to do with it. And that's good so! The demonstrations seem to turn more and more into pro-democracy demands. And democracy wasn't Thaksin's style either.

Abhisit seems to adapt quite well to it. Even Thaksin keeps telling that he must have "stolen" his ideas. No matter where the ideas come from; what benefit they are to society is important. Also it isn't of any impact who implements them. Only their usefulness is important.

Nevertheless I do think the "new wind" in Thailand will have a quite negative effect on foreign investments. "There isn't so much profit left for yourself, if you gotta share it with the workers too much", some of our racist exploiters will say.  >:(

Johnnie F.

Quote from: Uncle Bill on April 09, 2009, 11:22:17 AM
Nevertheless I do think the "new wind" in Thailand will have a quite negative effect on foreign investments. "There isn't so much profit left for yourself, if you gotta share it with the workers too much", some of our racist exploiters will say.  >:(

After yesterdays crashing of the ASEAN summit in Pattaya you can take that literally. Which tourist will come to a country where even their politicians on diplomatic visits cannot be protected from the mob? So, who'll invest much in tourism again?

Uncle Bill

Wasn't talking about the tourism industry, that's in shambles already. But production in sweat shops will become more costly - cause the gov will raise taxes again to pay for all those damages.

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