Tuesday, September 2, 2008
After 100 days of protest against him, Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej has declared a state of emergency in Thailand. It was invoked under the Executive Decree for National Administration under an Emergency Situation. The Bangkok Post reports that the state of emergency is to remain in effect until November 30. Click here to read more about the state of emergency in Thailand.
The current prime minister is accused of being a "front man" for the former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, who just agreed to sell the Manchester City soccer club to Abu Dhabi United Group in the United Arab Emirates. Some saw the sale as a way to raise cash to finance new elections in Thailand. Click here to read more about the sale of the Manchester City soccer club.