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Thailand Civil War



Thailand Civil War

The street fights were at one step closer to start a true Thailand civil war as many of the newspapers informed. In the centre of the Bangkok capital, the gun shots could be heard in the 2010 spring when at least 35 persons lost their lives. According to the press, among the victims was a leader of the Red Shirts, from opposition.

The officer who changed the camp, the general Khatthiya Sawasdiphol, was perceived as a military counsellor of the demonstrators.

He was killed while he gave an interview, probably by an elite shooter. Deutsche Welle informed that the fast resolving of the conflict from Thailand it doesn’t seem to be possible. The Bangkok government refused the Red Shirts’ negotiation offer because of the many conditions related to this.


The opponents of the regime asked for the leaving of the necessity situation and the army’s withdraw, proposing for negotiations under the ONU’s aegis. The government’s spokesman, Panitan Wattanayagorn declared that this is an intern problem, which Thailand will resolve it by itself. The responsible declared that the government rejects the demonstrators’ mediation demands from the United Nations.


Thailand Civil War

He also said that none of the Thai governments allowed the external intervention in the country’s internal problems. He said that the government can resolve the problems and is ready to listen to what the adverse part has to say. Meanwhile, the street fights continued in the capital’s downtown. In many places, around the barricades, the shots exchange between soldiers and demonstrators continued.


The number of the dead people grew to 33 and about other 300 persons being wounded. Despite the protests which led to the government’s change in 2008 and the 2006 coup d’ etat, Thailand was a country considered to be relatively politically stable.


The politic conflict between the ex-premier, Thaksin Shinawat, over thrown for power in 2006 and run away from country, took a new turn in March when the supreme court of justice decided to confiscate about $1 billion from its personal fortune,


money blocked since 2006. After one week, thousands of Red Shirts came and asked no more and no less than the government’s dismissal.


After the prime- minister (Abhisit Vejjajiva) accepted a dialogue with them, after two days they withdrew and refused any negotiation. The first firm evacuation attempt followed, on April 10. In the moment when the soldiers got closer to the demonstrators, they were attacked with Molotov cocktails and real bullets were shot on them.

The army riposted accordingly and the final result was: 25 dead persons- 19 demonstrators, 5 soldiers and a Japanese reporter. The Govern gave up on continuing in the same note and left them on their places. The international mass media presented many times these problems in a wrong way, like the Red Shirt would be the Govern’ s victims.

Civil War Thailand

That led to the army and police’ s fear of acting with firmness in order to not make enemies from the international public opinion and from a part of the population.



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