Ive been in Thailand about a week now and I had no idea what has been happening even though I live in Malaysia.
The government has been suspended for some time now and there are meant to be new elections on Feb 2nd, the opposition party have already boycotted it
and things are looking a bit grim.
Massive rallies and protests are an everyday occurrence and the protesters in Bangkok have vowed to stay on the streets till new elections happen and
the lady prime minister (an unbelievable hottie) resigns from politics.
It seems there are 2 sides, those on the side of the government and police then theres the royalists and army.
Im having a hard time getting a coherent picture as on top of the government issues there is also a Malay Muslim separatist movement happening near
So today there were rallies held all over Thailand and of course the biggest was meant to be in Bangkok, alot of the Army stationed in the south were
brought upto Bangkok to handle the expected riots, in Bangkok it was actually quite peaceful but down sth at least 5 bombs were exploded at police
stations, malls and customs houses
20 wounded in Bomb blasts
Bombs Explode in Sadoa
Im currently in Hat Yai which is the major city in the province that the bombings took place. News online is very sketchy and I noticed in 1 of the
articles linked it says a blast is unconfirmed, I can confirm it officially, A guy who owns a bar here had his car damaged in the "unconfirmed" blast.
I found out about the bombs from his wife.
There has been talk that they are just getting started and they will be targeting tourist areas, was meant to be out drinking tonight but a few of us
decided it may be better to stay in.
Im staying in 1 of the bigger hotels here and have decided to check out tomoz and move into a guesthouse used more by locals, not looking forward to
the roaches or cold showers but on the positive side Ill save a heap of money and am less likely to get blown up.
Ill find out as much as I can tomoz and will update this thread, would be interesting to hear from any other members in Thailand and get some info on
just what exactly is going on
edit on 22/12/2013 by IkNOwSTuff because: (no reason given)