From Nation Weekend, January 17, 2014
From Matichon Weekly, January 17, 2014
Cover reads: Bangkok = Thailand?
[Reference is to the on-going anti-government protest. The article claimed that most of the protesters are people from the South which is the main political base of the Democrat Party and people in Bangkok. This leads to the question as to whether Bangkok equals Thailand or not as the Pheu Thai Party’s base is in the North and Northeast. Some Pheu Thai Party members said that it is likely that the caretaker government will set up headquarters somewhere in the North or Northeast if protesters take control of Bangkok totally.]
From ASTV Manager Weekly, January 18, 2014
[Reference is to the People’s Democratic Reform Committee’s resolution to shutdown Bangkok on January 13 by setting up seven stages at various landmarks location across the city. According to the article the protesting event is like a festival as more and more showbiz people participate in the protest–some by speaking on stages while some have mini-concerts. The article reported claims that the shutdown reinvigorates businesses around the seven main stages.]