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Apr 10, 2010

Thai troops repel “red shirts” at Bangkok base

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai troops fired in the air above thousands of “red shirt” protesters Saturday in the biggest confrontation in the month-long opposition campaign for new elections, a Reuters photographer said.

Army spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said troops had been ordered to “reclaim” the Phan Fah bridge and Rajdumnoen Road area in Bangkok, near several government and army buildings.

Jan 11, 2010

Thai protesters rally outside royal adviser’s home

KHAO YAI THIANG, Thailand (Reuters) – Thousands of supporters of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra rallied on Monday outside the rural home of a royal adviser they accuse of involvement in the 2006 coup that toppled the billionaire.

At least 5,000 protesters from the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) gathered to denounce Surayud Chulanont for his alleged illegal occupation of forest land in the mountains of northeastern Thailand.

Jan 7, 2010

Myanmar election could spark rise in refugees

MAE SOT, Thailand (Reuters) – The rubbish dump outside the Thai town of Mae Sot steams with rancid rotting fish and other debris, a squalid haven for hundreds of refugees from Myanmar that aid groups say could swell in size this year.

Aid groups are bracing for a rise in refugees from military-ruled Myanmar into neighboring Thailand and China ahead of its first parliamentary elections in two decades this year, potentially straining ties with its neighbors and worsening crowded refugee camps in Thailand.

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      "Born in Sarajevo in 1971. Damir joined Reuters as a staff photographer in 1997. He has covered major events in the Balkans, Middle East and Americas and is currently chief photographer in Thailand. Damir was in the Bosnian army for five years and worked for the Paris-based Sipa press agency as their Bosnian photographer. The opinions expressed are his own."
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