Sunday, May 23, 2010

Political situation in Thailand remains in flux

From the political development in Thailand since the outster of ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra in 2006 , it is abundantly clear that the system of parliamentary democracy is still weak in relation to the institutions of monarchy and military which have also developed a certain degree of civilian support in the Thai society- in the form of the "Yellow Shirts". However, it is also highly self-evident that the status quo of political power distribution has become unacceptable to more and more Thais as the mammoth 'Red Shirts' rally in Bangkok has convincingly shown. Seen in this perspective , the political situation in Thailand is in flux.

Kingly factors in uncertain future of Thailand