Thailand’s on the brink of something – but what?

The conflict in Thailand has intensified in recent days. On May 13, Major General Khattiya Sawatdiphol, also known as Seh Daeng, the highest ranking Thai general to support the protestors, was shot in the head while giving a television interview. He died on Monday.

On May 14, the Thai military cordoned off the zone in central Bangkok where the protestors, known as red shirts, and began a violent crackdown. At the time of writing, at least 37 people have died in the last four days. Continue reading