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political situation in bangkok

Posted by trippymctwist on 20/6/2007 at 07:19

What is the current political situation in bangkok. I understand that the Canadian government is warning against non-essential travel to bangkok because of recent politcal demonstrations and possible large demonstrations on June 24. Anybody have any info on this?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 20/6/2007 at 08:15 admin

Hi trippy,

The situation is best described as "uncertain". The former PM is supposedly returning to Thailand some time next week to face fraud charges, and there is a significant chance of large protests in Bangkok at that time. That said, I'd say it's highly unlikely that largescale mayhem is on the cards, and the Candian govt is probably being pretty conservative in their warnings.

Also, at no stage have these protests been directed at tourists -- it's an entirely local affair. is a good source of news summaries regarding the issues.

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Posted by trippymctwist on 20/6/2007 at 12:41

Thanks somtam, I was hoping it would be you that answered my question. Thanks for all you do on this site, you really help alot of peaople out.

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