Thailand's King Bhumibol: Peacemaker who spoke for a nation

Thailand's King Bhumibol: Peacemaker who spoke for a nation
 

The grainy footage broadcast from the Royal Palace in Bangkok on 20 May 1992 with a group of men in suits may not seem all that significant, but for many it represented a pivotal moment in Thai history.
One of the men in the video is Gen Suchinda Kraprayoon, who had earlier mounted a coup and been appointed prime minister of Thailand.
The other, Chamlong Srimuang, had led a popular pro-democracy uprising against Gen Kraprayoon's military control.
Outside, days of street protests and a military crackdown had left several civilians dead. At that time, which came to be known as Black May, it... read more

 
14 October 2016 in World News, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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