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11. Posted by mikeuk20 (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2009/04/13/headlines/headlines_30100485.php

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7996845.stm

Somebody posted these articles in another forum..
Gives us some hope that the protests will stop soon!

12. Posted by KevinRB (Inactive 76 posts) 7y

Hi

Just looking at the thread you posted about where you are visiting Thailand-Laos-Cambodia-Thailand, do you understand fully how the Thai Visa system works, as if you are re-entering Thailand and are wanting to stay a while, you need to understand how it works.

If you are unsure, just add a thread to this entry.

Regards

Kevin:)

13. Posted by goodiegood (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Things should be fine now. I have read from Bangkok Post an hour ago. Red-shirts leader has already announced to end the protest in Bangkok! And Sonkran will be exptended until this Friday!
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/140512/demonstrators-will-disperse-leader:)

14. Posted by jim_slates (Budding Member 12 posts) 7y

Hi,

Me and a friend had our whole thailand trip planned out. We were going to book the flights to Bangkok the weekend just gone, but the riots has made us think twice. We were planning on going 27th July to the 16th August, before the riots started.

It has long been a dream of mine to visit thailand and the one summer I can go the riots happen. Just my luck! lol. It was really motivating me to get through my final year at uni. Oh well, I think I will have to take other people's advice and wait to see what happens with the situation.

15. Posted by mikeuk20 (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

Yes I have just read on the news that the protests have stopped which is great!
Im the exact same this trip has been my motivation to get me through my dissertation, and so far its been working!!
Hope you have a good trip!

16. Posted by jim_slates (Budding Member 12 posts) 7y

You to Mike! goodiegood I luv u. x

17. Posted by frank_bkk (Full Member 101 posts) 7y

All the red-shirted protestors have now packed their bags and gone home. All is calm again in Bangkok.

18. Posted by mikeuk20 (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

Thats great news!
Lets just hope it stays like that now :)

19. Posted by mikeuk20 (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7997507.stm

Just thought I'd post this article, as it clears a lot of doubt in my mind however it appears they may hold another protest in 6months-a year!

Its a real shame what has happened and hope that the Thai people still enjoy the festive days ahead!

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Apr-2009, at 15:40 by mikeuk20 ]

20. Posted by KevinRB (Inactive 76 posts) 7y

Hi Mike

This is very much a case of a battle lost, but not the war !!.

This situation of political factions not getting along and resorting to violence has been going on for the last 80 years in Thailand, there have been 17 coups since 1933 !!.

Its a real shame that such a fantastic country is dogged by so much political instability, but unfortunately its the classic tale of the Rich Elite V's the Poor that you see in so many developing countries around the world.

Lets pray that we now get a few months of stability to try and help the Thai economy back on track & that the tourists are not too put off by the recent actions.

Regards

Kevin:)
PS I sent a question about muliple entries visa to you on my previous post, do you understand this fully ?.