Friday, August 6, 2010

Emergency Decree

Its weird, but we are still under the emergency degree invoked back in April. I say weird, because it really doesn't have any noticeable impact on things around here. 

One area it actually does impact is the plan for some groups to rally over the Preah Vihear temple issue with Cambodia.  The government warned that a rally in Bangkok would be illegal and violate the emergency decree. 

The yellow shirt PAD have been critical of how the government has handled the issue.  At the last Unesco meeting, a Thai official signed some document that the PAD said actually gave away some sovereign Thai soil.  The Thai government denied that the document did any such thing, and some pundits have said that the PAD's zest for the Preah Vihear temple may have more to do with bolstering its newly formed political party than concern over the temple. 

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