March Protests A Gauge Of Opposition Strength

April 2010
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Apr2010, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p3
Country Report
The article presents a political outlook for Thailand for 2010. It highlights on the street protest on March 12, 2010 by the pro-Thaksin Shinawatra United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) to mobilise a million people which will be a key gauge of the strength of the camp. Furthermore, there will be a continuation of political unrest in the country in spite of the seizure of about 60% or 46.6 billion baht of the frozen assets held by the Thaksin family.


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