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April 7, 2010

According to the BBC the Thai Prime Minister has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok to deal with the ongoing anti-government protests.  A couple of days ago protestors were occupying key up market shopping centres and now they have marched on parliament as part of their campaign to get the government to resign and call fresh elections.  The state of emergency gives powers to security forces to help restore order so I guess there will be troops back on the streets of Bangkok again.  I still think that all sides need to get together and firm up a consensus constitution or form a government of national unity if there is to be any serious attempt to resolve this issue.  Further elections either now or later are not going to help if the powers that be will not recognise the legitimacy of those elected to represent the rural poor.

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