Calm prevails in Thailand, though divisions remain, 2 years after violent political upheaval

Calm prevails in Thailand, though divisions remain, 2 years after violent political upheaval – WP, May 19, 2012
…Many Thais who oppose Thaksin have come to terms with his sister’s government, saying she has managed to maintain an uneasy but welcome calm. And Thai politics has not yet produced a viable alternative to the Thaksin camp.
“I’m not satisfied with this government, but to be honest the Abhisit government wasn’t any better,” said Siriluk Pornchaitipparat, an anti-Thaksin cafe owner who had to shut her central Bangkok shop for 10 days in 2010 when the Red Shirt rioting raged in her neighborhood…

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