Foreign media closely monitoring political situation in Thailand


BANGKOK, 10 December 2013 Foreign media have been monitoring the political situation in Thailand, paying very close attention to the Thai House dissolution. 

Cable News Network (CNN) reported that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had announced the dissolution of parliament following rising tensions from the weeks-long protests, adding that Miss Yingluck did not want to see any more losses as the conflict had been destructive enough for the country.

Meanwhile, Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera reported that while Miss Yingluck had returned the power to the people and called for a general election, protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban confirmed that he would forge ahead with the protest because his goal had yet to be reached.

An Al Jazeera reporter said the anti-government demonstrators wanted the whole “Shinawatra” family to quit politics, not just for the Prime Minister to resign, because if Miss Yingluck won the next general election, she would definitely continue to fulfill her brother Thanksin Shinawatra’s ambition.

In the meantime, French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) said the reason why Miss Yingluck dissolved the House and called for elections was that she wanted to resolve the long-drawn-out political crisis in the country, but the protesters insisted on continuing their rally, calling December 9th the “Judgment Day”.

Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA), a German press agency,meanwhile reported that the government’s decision to dissolve parliament could not stop the protesters from marching to the Government House, as they did not want Miss Yingluck’s administration to act as a caretaker government.