May 21, 1992 |
Although the Bush Administration on Wednesday pressed for an end to violence in Thailand, U.S. officials have found that in the post-Cold War environment, there is not much Washington can do alone to influence events in Bangkok. Japan is now by far Thailand's largest supplier of foreign aid and investment. In 1990, Tokyo supplied about $419 million in grants and loans to Thailand, about 74% of Thailand's entire worldwide foreign aid.
May 20, 1992 |
Groups of pro-democracy demonstrators pulled back from a confrontation with security forces late Tuesday, dispersing when troops fired in the air after two nights of running gun battles turned Bangkok's narrow streets into a war zone. In the third day of Bangkok violence, nations around the world sent warnings to Thailand's military government protesting the attacks on demonstrators. The United States assailed the Thai army's use of deadly force and suspended a joint U.S.
May 19, 1992 |
The two adversaries in the government crisis now unfolding in Thailand are tough, unyielding figures who spent their formative years in the caldron of Thailand's military rather than in the compromise world of politics. But a mixture of differing backgrounds, age and even unorthodox religious beliefs helped place them on a collision course.
February 26, 1991 |
Fifteen students were arrested as a crowd of 1,000 people defied martial law Monday to take part in the first major protest against the coup that toppled Thailand's elected government. Meanwhile, the deputy leader of the military junta that ousted Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan on Saturday said an interim government would be formed "not later than next week" and would exclude the military and politicians.
May 11, 1992 |
The opposition today ended broad protests after the government agreed to a plan that could result in Prime Minister Suchinda Kraprayoon's resignation in months, a politician said. The eight days of rallies by tens of thousands of people were Thailand's largest protests in two decades. Protesters who had been encamped on one of the city's main streets left the area early this morning.
May 23, 1992 |
Political support for embattled Prime Minister Suchinda Kraprayoon collapsed Friday, with a coalition of five governing parties saying it now is prepared to replace him after this week's violent anti-government protests. Today, The Nation newspaper reported that Suchinda met with King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Friday night and agreed to resign.