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Foreigners in Thailand Closely Watching Thai “Shirts” Reaction to Arab Protesters

Foreigners in Thailand and ASEAN are closely following breaking news on the amazing and unprecedented events in the Middle East as the movement to overthrow governments may ripple through even more countries into Thailand causing a potential overthrow of the current government. “Like we hope happens in Egypt, we want an orderly transition into democracy in Thailand. Prime Minister Abhisit was not elected by the people to govern Thailand. He was appointed after the illegal overthrow of an elected Prime Minister in 2006, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thailand wants democracy and we are going to get it. The world supports the citizens in the streets of Cairo and they will support us in Bangkok with our political movement,” said a major Red Shirt leader in Pattaya.

Thai protest groups opposing the current Thai government watch closely and joyfully at the success of centralized protest movements as both Egypt, the largest, most populace Arab nation on Earth and also the nation of Tunisia protest to remove government leaders by organizing huge crowds of protesters in the capital cities.

Egyptian President Mubarak has ruled the country for 30 years and his party has ruled for 60 years, so his removal by organized protesters would be a toxic elixir to Thai protesters calling for a new government in Bangkok.

An Australian businessman working in Bangkok, Adrian Lang, says, “Why should the Abhisit government resign? The economy here is among the best in the world.”

Read more: Pattaya Times

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