Posts Tagged ‘Bangkok crisis’

“How can a country with some of the best shopping malls in the world go so wrong?”

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

By Howard Monath
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NY Times Headline, May 15, 8;13 A.M.:Thai Army Cites ‘Live Fire Zone’ as Clashes Continue
Lead: BANGKOK — The Thai military declared a neighborhood of Bangkok a “live-fire zone” on Saturday and said it was calling in reinforcements as fighting spread to several areas in the city and the death toll in a three-day offensive against anti-government protesters rose to 17. Full NYT story here.

Howard Monath I’m alive…yeah snipers were shooting at us, crawling around on the ground not knowing from what building the bullets are coming from..and then realizing that I’m wearing an ORANGE HAT, AND I’M HALF A FOOT TALLER THAN THE PEOPLE AROUND ME!…it’s terrifying. I’m bailing for a while, it’s complete chaos, no street lights….tear gas; this is civil war
9 hours ago

Howard Monath Responding to Reports by BBC America Yesterday Evening

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Via facebook [to HM yesterday evening]
BBC America, 15 minutes ago [about 6 p.m., EST], said that the Red Shirts were mulling over an offer but were not enthusiastic about the November elections that the Prime Minister pitched to them.

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Latest Update About the Show Down in Bangkok

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Howard Monath, Former D:F/M Film Instructor, in the Heart of the Crisis
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Howard Monath Update From Bangkok

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

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Howard Monath

” Oh, and I just got back from the center of all this; it was a very surreal day, the leaders of the Red Shirts, the guys you see on TV every day, were talking to each other; they came over and asked me what I thought was gong to happen! (bizarre, there were no other foreigners/journalists around )  the army has given them 48 hours to leave. the Red Shirts have completely taken over about two miles of downtown Bangkok, and are amazingly organized, pretty good for a bunch of illiterate farmers.


Howard Monath, An Inadvertent Correspondent Reporting on the Crisis in Bangkok for the WORD

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

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Hello Hunter Word, I’ve been in Thailand on and off since Nov sort of following my friend Chantal Ughi, who is a champion Muay Thai boxer. She, as you can see has a different opinion about this, makes for an interesting dynamic. 12 minutes ago, April 25, 10:38 p.m.

Howard Monath