YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

thailand political situation - Page 14 - Dhamma Wheel

thailand political situation

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.
User avatar
forestmat
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:50 am
Location: Northeastern Thailand

Re: thailand political situation

Postby forestmat » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:09 pm

Thai Foreign minister Kasit gives an interview with Speigel online: http://bit.ly/cgK7Gb

User avatar
forestmat
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:50 am
Location: Northeastern Thailand

Re: thailand political situation

Postby forestmat » Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:18 pm

Sadly another bomb blast in Bangkok this afternoon near to Big C department store at Ratchaprasong. Reports indicate 9 wounded, one seriously.

The Nation:

I guess that means we can expect the 'state of emergency' to continue here in Bangkok at least?

Photos of the blast scene (Getty Images) can be seen here:

User avatar
forestmat
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:50 am
Location: Northeastern Thailand

Re: thailand political situation

Postby forestmat » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:29 pm

Breaking News reports indicate that one of the injured in this afternoon's bomb blast has died.

Will try to post a link soon.

User avatar
forestmat
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:50 am
Location: Northeastern Thailand

Re: thailand political situation

Postby forestmat » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:33 pm

Nation Newspaper online has this about the death tonight of one man who was caught up in a bomb blast in Bangkok this afternoon:

User avatar
forestmat
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:50 am
Location: Northeastern Thailand

Re: thailand political situation

Postby forestmat » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:40 am


User avatar
forestmat
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:50 am
Location: Northeastern Thailand

Re: thailand political situation

Postby forestmat » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:22 am


User avatar
forestmat
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:50 am
Location: Northeastern Thailand

Re: thailand political situation

Postby forestmat » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:45 am

Another Bomb Explodes in Bangkok - Friday 30th July

The Nation reports http://bit.ly/9GgHn2

and The Bangkok Post: http://bit.ly/b55XJq

plus the BBC now has this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10813284

chownah
Posts: 6161
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:19 pm

Re: thailand political situation

Postby chownah » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:21 pm

Is there any evidence as to who or why for the bombs?....or just the usual Thai style wild speculations.....
chownah

User avatar
forestmat
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:50 am
Location: Northeastern Thailand

Re: thailand political situation

Postby forestmat » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:01 am

@Chownah...no just seems to be the usual wild speculation! :juggling:

User avatar
forestmat
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:50 am
Location: Northeastern Thailand

Re: thailand political situation

Postby forestmat » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:42 am


User avatar
appicchato
Posts: 1603
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:47 am
Location: Bridge on the River Kwae

Re: thailand political situation

Postby appicchato » Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:07 pm

What is the draw here Mat?...

User avatar
forestmat
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:50 am
Location: Northeastern Thailand

Re: thailand political situation

Postby forestmat » Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:21 pm

Namassakarn Tahn Ajahn,

do you mean what do I think?

Metta

Matt

User avatar
forestmat
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:50 am
Location: Northeastern Thailand

Re: thailand political situation

Postby forestmat » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:34 pm

Aides of late Maj-Gen Khattiya as suspects in Big C bombing

MCOT reports...


User avatar
forestmat
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:50 am
Location: Northeastern Thailand

Re: thailand political situation

Postby forestmat » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:03 am

.
Last edited by forestmat on Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.

chownah
Posts: 6161
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:19 pm

Re: thailand political situation

Postby chownah » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:46 pm

A bit of background on the Preah Vihar temple.....Thailand (the gov't at the time...I don't know who it was) agreed to go to the INternational Court of Justicee for arbitration on ownership of the temple and the court said it belongs to Cambodia and that Thailand has 10 years to express disagreement with the decision and if Thailand should just send an official announcement of disagreement then the court's decision would NOT be binding......but......none of the Thai gov'ts in the ten years indicated disagreement....so if Thailand is going to follow the rules of international law then they must agree that the temple belongs to Cambodia. The issue of the temple ownership only recently became a matter of public concern when Thaksin was the PM and the yellow shirts were actively doing everything to oust him and one of the things they did was to go invade the temple grounds (invade Cambodia I guess) and thus precipitate an international incident which ended up with both countrys' armies eyeball to eyeball across a no man's land.....and all the time spouting some ridiculous nonsense that Thaksin (who I am pretty sure had nothing to do with the issue at all) was anti-Thai and that he was giving away the country !!!!!......the yellow shirts are very very nationalistic and they reignited Thai nationalism around this issue.....for those not knowing, Thai people are very nationalistic anyway....everyone in SE asia is very lucky that Thai people are basically friendly especially towards foreigners because if they weren't their nationalism could very well be a big problem....so far this temple thing has been well contained and has been handled with a good degree of reasonableness by the gov't.....my Thai isn't so good but most of the maps I've seen on TV seem to indicate that the temple proper belongs to Cambodia (as per the court judgement) but that some of the surrounding land is in dispute...the demonstrators however seem to be saying they want the temple proper back....and I think that the gov't knows that if Thai is to maintain its credibility internationally that they must abide by the court judgement whereas the protestors are so nationalistic they don't give a squat about what anyone else thinks.

I hope I'm remembering all of this correctly....
chownah

Anandapanyo
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:19 pm

Re: thailand political situation

Postby Anandapanyo » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:49 pm

The knot that is attachment was tied by us using Wrong Views. Therefore, the know must be untied by us in the opposite fashion to how we tied it, but using: Right View.

A lesson I learned from my Venerable Master Acariya Thoon Khippapanyo


Return to “Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine