Living in a neighbouring country to Thailand, I can't help but to notice some major problems disrupting the Thailand's politics concerning the three southern states and the latest, a military coup. I don't want to condemn other countries' internal issues as they should politically solved by them. However, I just curious what you guys feel, especially for those living in Thailand or has been there..
this thread is kinda dead, but i just noticed it so i hope nobody mind me bumping it
i was really shocked about the coup too, but i guess i could say it was a time bomb waiting to happen. Nobody really expected it though, but i presonally believe that the King was really behind the coup, or at least supported it. no one messes with him and gets away with it. Thaksin, being a PM can't expect to play around with tax evasion and get away with it.
i have a friend who was living in thailand when it happened, and she said it was quite peaceful, besides having tanks and soldiers everywhere. The day after the coup there was no school, no media but people were out shopping and working as usual.
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i am from malaysia, and the news in thailand was quite well known in my country. thaksin, the multi millionaire PM of thailand, was accused of a lot of corruption. he also was accused directing the police of mass killing of people of southern thailand.. so most of the killing there were not done by the so called 'separatist/terrorist', but by the police of the previous government.
before the coup happened, there was a lot of demonstration going on in front of thaksin's office to ask him to step down because the people just can't stand anymore how he manage the country.
the king of thailand however, was quite aware of the state of his country. and he called the army general to make a coup so change the government back to peace. it was a peaceful coup, no one dies from it. the coup happened when thaksin was away in new york for UN meeting. i hope things will be get better after this.
i've give you some links concerning this issue, chronologically (please at least read the ones in bold in you are in hurry):