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5th Day – Protest in Thailand

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On 5th day of Thai protests, a carnival atmosphere
International Herald Tribune –
AP BANGKOK, Thailand: They looked remarkably relaxed for a group that had clashed with riot police just one day earlier. The thousands of Thai demonstrators who ran Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej out of his compound looked like a crowd at a folk

Warning over Thailand unrest ITN, UK

Pressure grows on Thai prime minister to resign The Associated Press –

Thailand protesters break into PM office Howrah News Service, India –

Thai premier vows not to quit as protests mounts 30/08 18:54 CET euronews, France –

Thailand: People’s coup or putsch? Global Voices Online, MA –

Thai PM to hold on as protests continue Shanghai Daily, China

Teachers, Egat workers to join protests Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

PAD security break into reception hall Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Coalition allies sticking together Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

POLITICS-THAILAND: Women Power Anti-Gov’t Protests Inter Press Service, Italy –

UPDATE 6-“I will never resign,” says besieged Thai PM Reuters India, India –

On 5th day of Thai protests, a carnival atmosphere International Herald Tribune, France –

Anti-government protest puts Thailand in crisis (Roundup) Monsters and Critics.com –

Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej stands firm Times Online, UK –

Thai PM consults king over escalating protests AFP –

Sondhi: Govt did not listen to charter warnings Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai Party Calls Urgent Session as Protests Spread (Update3) Bloomberg

Thailand: Use democracy to end crisis: US Ottawa Citizen,  Canada –

Thai prime minister vows to sit tight despite anti-government protests Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

Thai protests broaden to air and rail closures asap News, UK

Protesters to sue police for Bt16 million damages Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

“I will never resign” says besieged Thai PM ecodiario, Spain

Thai minister to stay despite protests GulfNews, United Arab Emirates –

Thai PM says ‘wait-and-see’ on emergency rule Macau Daily Times, Macau –

Thai PM Samak refuses to resign BBC News, UK –

PAD urges more people to join rally Bangkok Post, Thailand

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BANGKOK (AFP) – Thai protesters broke into abandoned government offices Saturday in their escalating campaign to force Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej from office.
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Thai protesters break into gov’t office as PM heads to consult king AFP –

Anti-government protest puts Thailand in crisis 0401471162, others Monsters and Critics.com –

Pressure grows on Thai prime minister to resign The Associated Press –

‘Critical’ weekend Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Pressure grows on Thai PM after protests escalate Irish Times, Ireland –

Protesters break into Thai PM’s office The Age, Australia –

International tourists stranded at closed Phuket airport Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand

Thai Protest of Premier Stops Trains and Planes New York Times, United States –

PM to be granted an audience with HM the King at 5pm Saturday Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

PAD attacks PM’s announcement Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Thai Ruling Coalition Calls for Urgent Session as Protests Grow Bloomberg –

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Thai PM consults with king as protests spread
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BANGKOK (AFP) — Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej has met with the nation’s revered king on escalating protests that have closed three key airports and
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Anti-Government tensions rise in Thailand Small Gov Times, VA –

Thai police disperse anti-gov´t protestors CCTV, China

BMTA labor union calls for Govt’s non-violence to protesters Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Pressure grows on Thai PM after protests escalate Reuters South Africa, South Africa –

Thai PM briefs king on protests, police scuffle with demonstrators AFP –

Anti-govt protest continues on fifth day Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai-style democracy Malaysia Star, Malaysia

Mob tactics in Thailand are now pure sham AsiaOne, Singapore –

Never-ending coup guardian.co.uk, UK –

Thai democracy protests escalate Independent, UK –

Anti-democracy Protests Rock Thailand ShortNews.com, Germany

US asks Thailand to end crisis through democratic means AFP –

Protests Rise in Thailand In Challenge to Regime Wall Street Journal

Thai protest alliance not so happy with democracy The Associated Press –

Bangkok protesters raid police HQ Gulf Daily News, Bahrain –

Thailand’s political crisis deepens amid protests MarketWatch

Emergency on cards if Thai rioting worsens The Statesman, India –

Activists Launch Attack On Police Sky News, UK

Footage of ‘tear gas’ in Thailand BBC News, UK –

Protests against Thai government intensify 29/08 18:18 CET euronews, France –

Thailand sinks into crisis as demonstrators close airports and Times Online, UK

Thai Protest Stops Trains and Planes New York Times, United States

Thailand’s ruling coalition plans urgent debate on protest crisis The Standard, Hong Kong –

Thai rioters attack police station Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

United Kingdom of Thailand Urged As ‘PAD’ Take Goverment House Mathaba.Net, UK

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 30, 2008 at 4:06 am

World focus on Burma (30 August 2008)

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Heavy rain expected to worsen northern India floods over weekend
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
South Asia’s monsoon season typically begins in June and lasts through September, affecting Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Myanmar (Burma) and Pakistan. …

US Department of State: Refusal of the Burmese Regime to Cooperate …
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
Improved relations between Burma and the international community depend on the Burmese regime taking concrete and sincere steps in this direction.

Old and new builders come together
Chicago Daily Herald, IL –
General Richard Smykal, Ralph’s father, helped build the Burma Road linking what was then called Myanmar to China during World War II. ...

3 decades of helping immigrants assimilate
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA –
The event will include speakers such as human rights advocate Dolores Huerta of the United Farm Workers and Kovida U, an English Center student who is a …

Burmese days: A nation faces up to its future
Independent, UK –
The monks cannot and will not take up arms against the junta. As one monk on the Thai-Burmese border said to me last September, “To play a physically …

Union, Alliance blast Myanmar FTA
TVNZ, New Zealand –
… it includes Burma. General secretary Trevor Hanson says the deal will only be good for what he calls the “violently anti-worker regime in Myanmar”. …

Aung San Suu Kyi continues to refuse food supplies
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Burma’s detained opposition leader and democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi continues to refuse food deliveries, even after nearly two weeks of …

88 Gen students on trial inside prison
Mizzima.com, India –
Nyan Win, spokesperson of Burma’s main opposition party – National League for Democracy – said, “This is a continuous crackdown on political activists and …

Twenty seven children poisoned by physic nuts
Mizzima.com, India –
Dr. Kyi Kyi Thin from the Institute of Medicine 1 (IM 1) revealed this in a lecture on ‘World Crises in Food, Water and Energy’ held at the Myanmar Medical …

New Zealand- ASEAN free-trade, ‘slow motion disaster’ for workers …
Mizzima.com, India –
… on the tables of the fascist junta of Myanmar, while we get cheap products produced by slave labour in Myanmar [Burma] destroying jobs in New Zealand. …

Burmese gem sales decline as tourism slumps
Mizzima.com, India –
An official at the ‘Myanmar Gem Trading’ said the auction will be held from October 4 to October 16 and invitations have been sent to all Burmese missions …

Better half: Unconventional women in America and Asia
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
Take a look at the heroic Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner closeted for years in her home in Burma/Myanmar on orders from the evil junta. …

Press Briefing by Dana Perino
StreetInsider.com (subscription), MI –
… President’s travel to China — Olympics now over — many human rights groups are asking if President had really represented them, like Burma, Tibetans, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 30, 2008 at 3:49 am