VOA Burmese Blog

May 13, 2010

Thailand Protest Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — voaburmese @ 6:20 pm

Breaking News:

The leader of the Thai-anti government, also known as the Red Shirts, was shot in the head today.  Major General Kattiya Sawasdipol, is the Red Shirts’ radical activist. Thai militants have stated that it will shoot armed protesters or protesters who are seen as a threat.

We have a reporter in Thailand who is reporting about the protests . The situation has gotten worse he tells us. VOA’s office is closed in Thailand as the government blocked many streets in the area and closed down buildings.

Update from our reporter, Thar Nyunt Oo:

” The government plans to cut electricity, water and food in the areas where the Reds are protesting. This evening, the government said that they will block the area with Security
forces and may crackdown. Armors and soliders are seen around thearea. The situation is still tense.”

Email from Thar Nyunt Oo in Bangkok:

Dear Editors,
Thai Govt said today they will start to cut electricity, water, phone line, internet around the Rachaprason Area by midnight. We got the message from the Embassy that our office here will be effected and State Dept asked staffs to relocate; and they will close the office since then. I have to relocate and find another place today.

If Thai Govt really start sthis plan tonight, the office will be closed and I cannot use office facility. Another problem is I cannot stay at current apartment without electricity, water and communication.

I called a friend and he will find a place for me.


Video from another VOA reporter, Daniel Schearf:


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