Thai Protesters Stop ASEAN Meeting

World | April 11, 2009, Saturday // 10:37
Thai Protesters Stop ASEAN Meeting: Thai Protesters Stop ASEAN Meeting The demonstrators support former Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 coup. Photo by Boston.com

Political protesters in Thailand have forced Saturday the postponement of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.

The Thai government has announced a state of emergency in Pattaya where leaders of the ASEAN leaders were due to meet. The emergency order gives police the authority to arrest people without seeking arrest warrants.

The demonstrators support former Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 coup. Thaksin's supporters have been demanding early elections.

Thai Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, vowed the ASEAN summit would go ahead. It was called to discuss global financial crisis, and was due to get into full swing on Saturday before concluding on Sunday with a summit due to include India, Australia and New Zealand.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

World » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: ASEAN, Thaksin Shinawatra, Abhisit Vejjajiva
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria