Ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has long provoked Thailand's government by rousing opposition at home. Now he's inflamed regional tensions by becoming an economic adviser to rival Cambodia.
Thailand viewed Cambodia’s wining-and-dining this week of exiled former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra as anything but a neighborly gesture. Obama arrives in Singapore Saturday to meet with Southeast Asian leaders.
In the past week, Thai authorities have arrested three people on charges of disseminating false data. The arrests have sparked complaints of a witch hunt.
Attack on Sondhi Limthongkul could further weaken the economy and strengthen hard-liners
In Bangkok Tuesday thousands ended their sit-in and leaders surrendered, saying they wanted to avoid violence but continue their campaign.
Many factory workers in export-heavy economies like Thailand's have lost their jobs. With agricultural demand also down, farming has become a less reliable Plan B.