takes a step backwards. It is impossible to please all Thai citizens and difficult to please the masses. It is not so much about who can best serve the country as it is who is available and willing. Sure, you can get rid of Yingluck, then what? Who will lead the country? Excuse my pessimistic attitude but Thai leaders have a rather poor reputation - again - this is simply my opinion. Who is to say getting rid of one supposed rotten apple will make the boo-boo all better? If you replace one rotten apple with a different, but equally rotten apple, you're kicking sand in your own face.
For those visiting or who live here, refrain from watching the accident on the side of the road. Stay away from the protest areas, only go places if you must, make sure you have plenty of food and water, and wait it out. I doubt this shutdown will get messy but better safe than sorry. If anything, getting around, going where you want, when you want, might be inconvenient. From past experience, it seems being here in Thailand during a protest is inconvenient, but for most, it is still relatively safe.
The 64-million-dollar question; would I come to Thailand right now? Is it safe?
No. Why should I?
There are safer, better options, and if one is set on coming to Thailand, a few days is probably all it will take to figure out if you should postpone your ticket or cancel.
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