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Thailand a struggle between the old and new powers

January 5, 2007

This is how the bombings in Bangkok are characterised in this mornings edition of The Nation. I cannot find a link to the internet version of the article on their site but they seem confident that elements supportive of the old regime are crossing swords with the new regime. When the military coup took place and the interim government was installed the new regime initially decided not to drive the remnants of the old regime into a corner. However, in recent weeks the Assets Examination Committee has been moving at a much faster pace in its investigations into the Shinawatra family stock transactions. The National Security Council has also beefed up its investigations of corruption scandals linked to the construction of the new Suvarnabhumi Airport which is alleged to throw into the net dozens of politicians and officials from the old regime. The Nation says that in their opinion men in uniform (either police or military) are the only people who would have had the capability to produce and plant eight bombs in Bangkok.

We are now happily in Koh Samui having passed through Suvarnabhumi Airport and been most impressed by it despite all the rumoured problems. I appear to have picked up some form of bug in transit and have yet to find an internet cafe where I can upload photos but if and when I do then expect to see photos of Koh Samui

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  1. MsDemmie
    January 5, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Hope you get rid of the bug soon and get to enjoy your holiday.

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