Media round-up: The latest on Bangkok’s political situation

Media round-up: The latest on Bangkok’s political situation

From tourist warnings to business fallout, these are some of the global stories following Wednesday's stand-off between the Thai government and protesters

CNN's Arwa Damon reports on Wednesday's clashes between Thai forces and protesters.

Multicolored rally called off: Doctor Tul Sitthisomwong, a leader of the so-called multicoloured group, announced that his group would indefinitely postpone rallies until the situation returns to normal.
more via The Nation
Businesses rocked: Wednesday’s clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters on the outskirts of Bangkok will only increase the pressure on businesses and the Thai economy, particularly the troubled tourism sector, executives say.
more via Bangkok Post
Canada ups advisory: From “travel with care” to “don’t travel at all,” Canada has upped its Thailand travel advisory to a travel warning.
more via Toronto Sun
Brits defy warnings: Some Britons are pressing ahead with trips to Thailand despite Foreign Office advice to avoid all but essential travel to the country.
Analysts say violence could spread: Wednesday’s Bangkok showdown, the third time protests have turned deadly in the last three weeks, raises the specter that the violence could spread.
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Singaporeans unafraid: Like many Singaporeans working or living in Bangkok, one woman maintains that the capital feels safe despite Thailand's current political turmoil, and her own close shave with protesters.
Companies displaced: Temporary substitute offices outside the Ratchaprasong protest area are urgently needed to help companies continue their operation, says real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle.
more via Bangkok Post


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