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Thailand shuts down second airport in capital

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Thailand shuts down second airport in capital
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BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) – Thai authorities have closed a second airport in the capital after anti-government protesters stormed the terminal.
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Japan Air, Singapore Air Cancel Flights to Bangkok (Update1)
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By Chris Cooper Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) — Japan Airlines Corp., Singapore Airlines Ltd. and other Asian carriers canceled flights to Bangkok for a second day today after the city’s two main airports were shut down due to anti-government protesters.
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 27, 2008 at 3:04 am

Day 22 – Anti-government protesters Vs Thaksin’s new puppet

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Thaksin Relative Has Party Backing for Thai Prime Minister Voice of America –

thailand: Political turmoil puts off tourists and investors Monday Morning, Lebanon –

Thailand’s political crisis grows over Parliament Philippine Star, Philippines –

Thailand protest Cambodia over troop intrusion Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Somchai expresses confidence if elected as new PM Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Security at parliament tightened Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thais Say Asean Summit Is On Schedule Bernama, Malaysia –

Thailand ready to host ASEAN summit despite political turmoil Xinhua, China –

Bangkok ready to host Asean meetings : Govt spokesman Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai ruling party claims consensus Washington Times, DC –

UPDATE 1-Thai ruling party rebels agree on PM candidate Forbes, NY –

Dissident PPP faction to back Somchai as PM, after all Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thailand: Faction Of Ruling Party Rejects Somchai As Next PM Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

Thai Ex-PM: No need for gov`t of national reconciliation yet Mathaba.Net, UK –

Thai party rallies behind Somchai BBC News, UK –

Somchai moves step closer to PM job as split in PPP ends Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai court issues arrest warrant for Thaksin The National, United Arab Emirates –

Thailand issues arrest warrant for Thaksin CNN International –

Far more bizarre Cebu Daily News, Philippines –

PM pick splits Thai ruling party Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Thailand’s great train push derails on politics (Feature) Monsters and Critics.com –

No election – for now Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai MPs haggle for posts ahead of PM vote Reuters –

Thai protesters sit tight while govt bickers The Associated Press –

Thailand’s new economics and politics have collided Pattaya Today, Thailand –

Coalition parties oppose house dissolution Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Reason to grumble Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thailand protests: Conflict of elites Global Voices Online, MA –

Sign Asia no-shows reflect crisis impact Bangkok Post, Thailand –

THAI RATH COMMENT : Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Somchai’s track record suggests he’s just not right for the job Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Academics support Somchai as next PM Bangkok Post, Thailand –

‘People’s govt’ proposal fails to win support Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Ruling party backs Thaksin relative for PM guardian.co.uk, UK –

Thai leaders face new puppet claim Scotsman, United Kingdom –

Anger as Thaksin ally is nominated Thailand The National, United Arab Emirates –

Thai protesters sit tight while government bickers over political … The Canadian Press,  Thailand –

Thaksin clan in power play The Standard, Hong Kong –

Thai protesters sit tight while govt bickers The Associated Press –

Astrologers benefit from Thai turmoil Denver Post, CO –

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 16, 2008 at 1:19 am

Day 21 – Three-week-long Thai anti-government protest seems to go on

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newin faction unfurls its banner of revolt Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

What they say about Somchai Wongsawat Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Somchai seems the best bet from PPP Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Clowning or crowning for Somchai’s latest adventure Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

At Large Beyond talk Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Cambodia asks if Thais able to host ASEAN summit GMA news.tv, Philippines –

That bumpy ride called Democracy Malaya, Philippines –

A recipe for Thai-style ‘political stability’ Manila Times, Philippines –

Ruling party at odds over naming new premier; could force House … Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai caretaker deputy PM resigns Xinhua, China –

Thailand’s political crisis deepens with controversial nominee for PM CBC.ca, Canada –

PAD proposes “People Revolution Government” Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

PPP faces break-up over Somchai Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai protesters angered by Somchai nomination for Thai PM Radio Australia, Australia –

Thaksin In-law Picked to Be Thai PM Alalam News Network, Iran –

Commerce Minister confident export growth to reach 25% this year Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Thaksin relative backed as Thai PM Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Thai shares down on Lehman bankruptcy Nation Multimedia, Thailand – 1

Thaksin relative wins ruling party backing for PM The Associated Press –

Thai ruling party leaders back Somchai for PM AFP –

Thai shares nosedive on concerns over financial institution … Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

FACTBOX – Somchai Wongsawat TVNZ, New Zealand –

Democrat Chief Advisor says new PM must be able to resolve … Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Thailand at a political crossroad United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –

PAD says no to “nominee” Somchai Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thais Want to Vote Wall Street Journal –

Admiring the Thai experience Manila Standard Today, Philippines –

Solution lies in parliament Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai Political Crisis Derailing Growth, Surapong Says (Update2) Bloomberg –

Political Turmoil in Thailand Boosts Business for Astrologers Wall Street Journal –

No reduction in police forces after emergency lifted Bangkok Post, Thailand –

MiniVDO: People in Phuket closely follow the Prime Minister … Thailand National News Bureau, Thailand –

Thailand’s acting Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat leaving the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters after lifting the state of emergency in Bangkok, 12 days after it was enfoerced. — PHOTO: REUTERS

Thailand’s Economic Growth Set to Lag as Political Woes Persist Bloomberg –

No Support Yet For Thai Stocks RTT News, NY –

Thai stocks expected to rally International Herald Tribune, France –

Govt agrees on trio of contenders for PM’s job Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Business welcomes end of emergency Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Bangkok seeksto win back smiles TODAYonline, Singapore –

Thai politicians squeezed by courts Kuwait Times, Kuwait –

Cracks appear in Samak’s party Electric New Paper, Singapore –

Country must embrace ‘New Politics’ or implode- Suriyasai Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

A master’s timeless teachings Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

The evolving anatomy of the PAD Nation Multimedia, Thailand

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 15, 2008 at 2:27 am

Day 20 – Surreal Thailand

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Thailand’s Acting Prime Minister Lifts State of Emergency Voice of America –

Train resumes service from Hat Yai to Malaysia Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Drop in Thai tourism leads to plea for end to crisis International Herald Tribune, France –

Battered Thai stocks get a reason to rally International Herald Tribune, France –

Anti-govt coalition rejects proposal on dropping charges against them Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

PAD continues protesting after emergency lifted Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Somchai the favourite to be next PM Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PPP now backs Somchai Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai ruling party to pick new PM Monday Xinhua, China –

Thailand lifts state of emergency Channel 4 News, UK –

Thailand lifts state of emergency AFP –

Not many will oppose if new PM is from PPP: Poll Bangkok Post, Thailand –

State of emergency lifted in Bangkok The Associated Press –

Thai government, security chiefs meet on emergency rule Reuters –

Threat To Thai Democracy Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

EVN pleads poor as power crisis worsens VietNamNet Bridge, Vietnam –

Thai crisis deepens as Samak withdraws Financial Times, UK –

Surreal Thailand Financial Times, UK –

Somchai the favourite Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Emergency ends Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PPP backtracking on 17th Amendment The News International, Pakistan –

Paul Anthony McDermott: When the law is an ass, give it a good kick Times Online, UK –

Impasse on next PM Straits Times, Singapore –

Successor to Samak unlikely to appease protesters in Thailand South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

Thai ruling party set to name PM choice on September 15: candidate AFP –

PPP now backs Somchai Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 14, 2008 at 1:34 am

Day 16 of Thai anti-government protest : Samak…Ready, steady, QUIT !

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Thai parties huddle ahead of Friday’s PM vote Washington Post, United States –

Spicy twist to Thai political stew Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –

Betancourt wins Spanish award Ninemsn, Australia –

Thai Crisis Shifts to Political Bargaining New York Times, United States –

Thai opposition leader suggests to form “national government” Xinhua, China –

Thai opposition proposes national unity government PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Thai political crisis delays gold futures start-up Hemscott, UK –

Thai Political Turmoil To Remain, Says Former DPM Bernama, Malaysia –

Concerns of chaos in Thailand if Samak returns International Herald Tribune, France –

Thai protesters vow to press on Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Thai Lawmakers to Pick Premier After Samak Forced Out (Update1) Bloomberg –

Understanding Thailand Jakarta Post, Indonesia –

Thai Parties Mull New PM Choices Sky News, UK –

Not afraid to fight Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Top execs, academic oppose re-electing Samak as PM Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai coalition looking for new PM BBC News, UK –

Thais to vote new PM on Fri AsiaOne, Singapore –

Thai coalition divided over Samak The Press Association –

Thai court orders PM to quit, stalemate drags on
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By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Thai court ordered the prime minister to quit on Tuesday for hosting TV cooking shows, but his party said it would re-elect him within the week and protesters vowed to keep up a campaign that has paralyzed the …

SFGate: Day in Pictures San Francisco Chronicle,  USA –

Tasting and complaining in public Financial Times, UK –

Party puts its trust in combative Thai PM Financial Times, UK –

PRESS DIGEST-Financial Times, Wall St Journal Asia editions Reuters India, India –

Thai Court Forces Premier From Office Over TV Cooking Show New York Times, United States –

Thai PM convicted by constitution court, losing premiership Mathaba.Net, UK –

Thai PM in the soup over TV chef work Financial Times, UK –

Cooking show stint derails Thai prime minister The Associated Press

Ready, steady … quit! Pork leg in Coca-Cola does for Thai PM guardian.co.uk

Students back in the fray a welcome sign Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai Lawmakers to Choose Prime Minister After Samak Forced Out Bloomberg –

Market may react poorly if PM returns Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Samak found guilty Straits Times, Singapore –

Thai court orders PM to quit, stalemate drags on Washington Post, United States –

Thai PM disqualified Hindu, India –

Curious backpackers head to protest camp Brisbane Times, Australia –

PAD to continue protest despite court ruling Bangkok Post, Thailand –

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 10, 2008 at 1:46 am

Day 15 – Political Turmoil in Thailand: What’s Next on Samak’s Judgement Day?

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Thailand’s protesters soaked but undeterred
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By Raju Gopalakrishnan BANGKOK (Reuters) – Soaked by a thunderstorm, thousands of Thai protesters danced in joy when a court ordered Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej to quit on Tuesday, but vowed to continue a siege of his compound since he plans to
Thai ruling party to renominate Samak as PM Wednesday Xinhua
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By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s Constitutional Court ordered Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej to stand down on Tuesday, accusing him of breaking the law by hosting cooking shows on commercial television while in office.

Court orders Thai prime minister to resign International Herald Tribune

Thai Premier Forced Out Over Television Cooking Show (Update2) Bloomberg

Court orders Samak to go, party will renominate him Radio France Internationale, France –

Court orders Thai PM to resign over TV Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

Thailand PM forced out for hosting his own cookery show Daily Mail, UK –

Thai PM Ousted over Cookery Shows TIME –

Thai Constitution Court stripes PM, entire cabinet from office Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai PM found guilty of violating constitution Thaindian.com, Thailand –

PPP will re-elect Samak AsiaOne, Singapore –

Ousted Thai PM’s party vows to bring him back PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Thai protesters vow to continue rally Special Broadcasting Service, Australia –

Two challengers Frontline, India –

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China, Malaysia, Philippines, S. Korea: Asia Local Bond Preview Bloomberg –

Curious backpackers head to protest camp The Age, Australia –

Political Turmoil in Thailand: What’s Next? Global Politician, NY –

Young people speaking their minds on politics Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Samak to ask Burma to let UN play a role in elections Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PM’s trip to UN in doubt Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Elements conspire against Samak Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PPP lawmakers promise loyalty to leader Samak Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Joint effort to end stand-off gets nowhere Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai PM in court over hosting TV cookery show Irish Times, Ireland –

If the protesters don’t get Samak Sundaravej, the TV curry might Times Online, UK –

Lessons from the Thai camp-in Malaysia Star, Malaysia –

Thai PM’s food show may cost him his job guardian.co.uk, UK –

Heat rising as Thailand’s PM hangs on Independent, UK –

Mediation Efforts in Thailand Hope to Break Political Impasse Voice of America –

Thai Protesters Seek Democracy `Blend’ With Unelected Lawmakers Bloomberg –

‘Bangkok’ got a little dangerous Los Angeles Times, CA –

Samak’s Judgement Day Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 9, 2008 at 1:55 am