Supporters of Thailand’s embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra plan to rally in the hundreds of thousands in Bangkok, a show of force they said is aimed at those plotting the government’s ouster.
Phanuwat Treekunakorn has seen first hand the difference 92 U.S. cents can make to the lives of ordinary Thais. The flat fee to see a doctor helped turn him into a loyal supporter of Thaksin Shinawatra and his family.
Thai demonstrators again delayed a decision on when they will end protests, testing Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s patience after he offered a reconciliation plan that included cutting his term short by 13 months.
Internet users in Thailand reported temporarily losing access to Facebook Inc., sparking speculation the social media site had been blocked by the military. At the same time, the junta that seized power a week ago released leaders from the Red Shirt movement opposed to the coup.