Tuesday, April 20, 2010

PLN 26

In this article, "Thai army 'ready to use live fire against red-shirts" by BBC News, is important because all protestors in Thailand are going to be shot by the military if they feel it is necessary. The Thai army will take steps to halt any protests such as using rubber bullets and tear gas, but if that does not seem to work then the military says they will use live rounds on the protestors. The protestors have organized and have become a group known as the 'red-shirts'. The military has used live rounds on their people and military officials admitted it. The bullets were used to break up a protest on April 10th which resulted in 25 deaths. The protestors want their current prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, to step down; they also demand for a new election for a new prime minister.

This is sending a strong message to the Thai people that the military is behind the prime minister and they will not let him retire. This could be evidence of a currupt government. The Thai military could be running the system behind the scenes of the public eye. This is important to the world because no one is taking action against them besides their own nation. This is also important to the Thai people because they will begin to fear their own government and they will stop revolting against the currupted system.

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