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Thai protests unlikely to inspire Filipinos into action

BANGKOK, Thailand –

Month-long protests in Thailand have caused a damaging effect on its economy that is dependent on tourism as a primary source of revenue. The latest development has it that anti-government group People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) had already stormed and took over two of Thailand’s airports. This despite the change of leadership just months ago when Samak Sundaravej was removed from office for allegedly protecting ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Apparently, he was replaced by Thaksin’s brother-in-law, Premier Somchai Wongsawat, thus the same predicament befell him. (more…)