Sydney Morning Herald’s error-ridden graphic about recent Thai political events

Thailand’s gathering storm – Sydney Morning Herald, February 2, 2014
[Thanks to Tom for pointing this out.]
…A few kilometres away, former police senior sergeant Pichit Tamoon sips coffee outside the red-painted headquarters of the city’s red taxis and reveals plans for the mobilisation of 500,000 red shirt supporters who until now have largely remained quiet as anti-government protests have crippled Yingluck’s government and shut down parts of Bangkok ahead of Sunday’s national elections, which authorities fear could turn violent…

[Besides being another breathless foreign media piece quoting extreme fringe voices, it is worth noting the error-ridden SMH graphic that accompanies the article. Errors include the 2007 general election which was held in December, not June. And the “May 2008” event does not seem to be related to anything that actually happened at the time. The graphic leaves out the PAD occupation of the airport in 2008 and the first Red Shirt siege of Bangkok in 2009.]


(Source: Sydney Morning Herald)

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