Protests no picnic for Samak

September 2008
Asia Weekly;9/1/2008, Vol. 2 Issue 34, p10
Academic Journal
The article reports on the protest started by the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) against Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej for acting as proxy to the exiled ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thousands of PAD supporters occupied the grounds of Sundaravej's office and had twice controlled a state-run television station. He had issued warrants for the PAD leaders which had intensified the trouble. For the PAD to win, they must get the support of the middle class and the army as well.


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