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GV Face: Bangkok Shutdown and the Way Forward

Written by Sahar Habib Ghazi On 17 January 2014 @ 10:24 am | 1 Comment

In East Asia, Elections, English, Feature, GV Face, Human Rights, Politics, Protest, Thai, Video, Weblog

Tens of thousands filled the major intersections of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand this week, as opposition groups intensified their bid to topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

The protest led by former lawmaker Suthep Thaugsuban aims to ‘shutdown’ Bangkok for several days or until Yingluck is removed from power.

Yingluck is accused of being a puppet of her elder brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin was ousted by a coup in 2006 but his party has remained victorious in the polls. He is in exile after being found guilty of plunder by a local court.

In this episode of GV Face we speak to Saksith Saiyasombut, a Thai political analyst and journalist based in Germany, our Thailand author Aim Sinpeng and SE Asia Editor Mong Palatino.


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