Tags : Unrest


Unrest Breaks Out at Australian Migrant Detention Center

Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection said that unrest broke out early Monday at Australia’s detention center for migrants on Christmas Island after the death of an escaped refugee. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Unrest broke out early Monday at Australia’s detention center for migrants on Christmas Island after the death of an escaped refugee, the […]Read More


Fearing Unrest, Thai Airways Shuts Down Hong Kong Office

BANGKOK – Thailand’s flag carrier airline has announced that it will close down its Hong Kong office for the next week, citing the escalating political unrest that has paralysed the city’s financial district since Monday morning. According to the deputy director of Thai Airways Ltd, Surapol Issarangkul na Ayudhya, the airlines’ bureau in Hong Kong […]Read More


Abhisit, Suthep to be indicted on murder charges in 2010

BANGKOK, March 26 – The Office of Attorney General (OAG) will consider indicting former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy, Suthep Thaugsuban, in connection with deaths and injuries of civilians in a crackdown on protesters in the 2010 political upheaval in Bangkok. The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has submitted the case to the […]Read More


UN chief Ban Ki-moon invited to visit Thailand

BANGKOK, March 1 – The caretaker government was in process of formally inviting United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to visit Thailand to discuss options and possibility of the UN taking part in solving the political crisis in Thailand, according to Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman. Sek Wannamethee, Director-General of the Department of Information, said […]Read More


Pro-government Red Shirt supporters told not to wear red

BANGKOK, Jan 31 – Pro-government activists were today discouraged from wearing red clothing to avoid violence before and during the general elections, scheduled for Sunday. Thida Thavornseth, leader of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), said she received a report regarding unscrupulous people possibly wearing red outfits feigning to be UDD members in […]Read More


34 countries warn citizens about traveling to Thailand

BANGKOK, Dec 3 – Thirty-four countries have issued Thailand travel warnings, mostly level 2 warning for extra caution, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Sugree Sithivanich, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, said only Israel, Slovak, Russia advise a more serious warning to level 3 to avoid non-essential travel. Read more: MCOTRead More


Bangkok unrest: 4 dead, 57 wounded

BANGKOK, Dec 1 – Four people have died and 54 were injured in the Ramkhamhaeng clashes, including one soldier, according to the Erawan Emergency Medical Centre. The four dead are Taweesak Pokaew, 21, shot in the right rib, and Wisanu Paopu, 26, shot in the chest, and Army Pvt Tanasit Viengkham, 22, who died in […]Read More


Situation in Bangkok is still tense after tear gas fired

Police fired tear gas at several sites at protesters trying to force their way into the Government House and Royal Thai Police headquarters on Sunday. The protesters also besieged at least three television stations demanding they broadcast the protesters’ views. The stations’ executives organised a meeting with representatives of the protesters and they agree to […]Read More