Red Shirts

Phuket’s red shirts head to Chiang Mai

Residents of Phuket in the south of Thailand can relax as the local ‘red shirt’ political group has announced that they don’t intend to interrupt the Asean-led meetings. These meeting will begin early next week and will be held in Cherng Talay.

Thai magazine announces its allegiance to the red shirts

This week, a new political magazine known as DMagazine will go on sale at the Royal Plaza in Pattaya. Although the magazine openly supports the party known as the “red shirts” the editor of DMagazine insists that the main message of the magazine i…

Songkran extended on Khao San Road

In spite of the political turmoil that brought Bangkok to a dangerous standstill on Monday and Tuesday, revellers determinedly got on with the annual Songkran water festival on Khao San Road. And because initial festivities were cancelled during the fe…

Political tensions lead to fewer tourists

The Songkran festival period could be a quieter one this year, as the number of holidaymakers visiting the country during the Thai New Year celebrations is expected to fall by 20-40 per cent as compared with last year, as concerns rise about new politi…

State of Emergency in Bangkok – clashes expected

As Thailand’s latest political crisis escalates a state of emergency has been declared in Bangkok and its surrounding six provinces in an attempt to restore order to the capital. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency on Sunday …

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