Political Wounds Still Open
- THAILAND: Constitutional Reform Amidst Economic Crisis. Jumbala, Prudhisan // Southeast Asian Affairs;1998, p265
Examines the constitutional reform in Thailand. Impact of constitutional reform on the economy and civil rights; Factors forcing former country president Chavalit Yongchaiyudh to resign; Promotion of citizen participation in politics.
- The course of corruption. Sesser, Stan // Mother Jones;May/Jun93, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p44
Discusses the democratic government which is slowly gaining ground in Thailand, and suggests that its success or failure could determine the future of democracy in Southeast Asia. Reason for the explosion of golf courses; High economic growth rates but few of those living outside of Bangkok...
- Bangkok-based. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/25/1992, Vol. 136 Issue 21, p17
Surveys the declines in traffic experienced by Bangkok-based Thai International during last week's anti-government rioting in the Thai capital. Traffic declined on Cathay Pacific's seven daily flights from Hong Kong to Bangkok, and Singapore Airlines canceled ten flights between the two cities...
- Kingship and Democracy in Thailand. Reynolds, Frank E. // Christian Century;8/26/92, Vol. 109 Issue 25, p779
Discusses how the recent political class between General Suchinda Kraprayoon's forces and the `pro-democracy' movement led by Chamlong Srimuang in Thailand last May illustrates where that country may be headed in the future and how it could effect protesters were killed; King Phumipol's...
- The general protests. // Time;5/18/1992, Vol. 139 Issue 20, p21
Recounts the demonstrations in Bangkok following the appointment of General Suchinda Kraprayoon, the army's Chief of Staff, as Prime Minister. Retired general and former governor of Bangkok, Chamlong Srimuang, who leads the opposition Palang Dharma party, has announced he would fast unto death...
- Power to the people. Larimer, Tim // Time International (South Pacific Edition);09/29/97, Issue 39, p47
Suggests that a proposed new constitution might be just what Thailand needs to move beyond its economic troubles as of September 29, 1997. The question of what the charter will mean for the country's corrupt political system; Details about the proposed charter; The activities of Prime Minister...
- Army criticises new Prime Minister. Balch, Roger // Asian Business Review;Oct95, p12
Reports that the Thai army strongly criticised the new Prime Minister of Thailand, for the rising food prices and his failure to address crucial social issues.
- Blood and beepers. Watson, R.; Moreau, R. // Newsweek;6/1/1992, Vol. 119 Issue 22, p50
Reports that in a sudden uprising, Thailand's growing middle class is demanding democratic reforms. History of military control in this Asian country; Details of casualties resulting from the incident; Agreement to work on two constitutional amendments; Comments from Thai citizens.
- A message to the generals. Abramowitz, M. // Newsweek;6/1/1992, Vol. 119 Issue 22, p52
Contends that Asia's tolerance for military rule is running out. Political conditions in Thailand; Corruption that has grown with the Thai economy; Call for American support of democratic movements in Asian countries with oppressive regimes; Additional considerations about other Asian military...