Monday, 16 August 2010

Tense times ahead

Today saw the beginning of proceedings against 17 people detained for their part in the recent protests in Bangkok. Expect there to be rising tensions as this story progresses, especially as the charges are Terrorism and a potential sentence is the Death Penalty.

Bangkok as a province is still under Emergency Law meaning that gatherings of more than five people are prohibited. This is designed to prevent any repeat of the recent events and should also prevent protesting outside the court house.

Although on the surface life appears to be continuing as normal, don’t expect it to remain that way.

As always keep an eye on the situation if you are planning on travelling to Thailand any time soon.

1 comment:

  1. Nice update. We arrive BKK Oct 9 (from Vancouver). Do you live there? Or still be there by then?