Thai rice farmer Pakasit Jamjaras usually spends his days tilling soil, just like his forefathers. Now he’s been harvesting signatures instead of grain, with a petition to King Bhumibol Adulyadej because the government hasn’t paid for his crop in five months.
During 10 turbulent years in Thailand, Kittiratt Na-Ranong tackled jobs ranging from president of the stock exchange to manager of the national soccer team, an underperforming outfit nicknamed the War Elephants.
Anti-government protesters entered the grounds of the Thai prime minister’s office and Bangkok’s police headquarters without facing resistance from the police, easing tensions after more than two days of street clashes.
Thai protesters said they will seize Bangkok’s police headquarters today after failing to secure the facility yesterday, signaling their month-long effort to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra may be losing momentum.