What’s going on?

Today (26 Jan 2014), Thailand had the early election. However, the anti-government protesters tried to sabotage the early election by blocking polling stations which they could succeed in some stations in Bangkok (a capital city) and the southern part of Thailand. But the advanced voting could finish without any problems in other parts (Northern, Northeastern, Central, Eastern, and Western).

Voting was either blocked completely or halted at 49 out of 50 polling stations in Bangkok. Early voting was also disrupted in 10 of Thailand’s 76 provinces, reports said.


There were Thai citizens who wanted to cast their vote in this early election but they couldn’t go inside the stations. And no one could do anything about that even the police or government. There were some videos or photos that showed people who would like to enter the polling station by passing those protesters. I saw news, photos, or videos. I can’t believe that they did try to stop other Thai citizen from voting which is the basic rights for us in the country ruled by democracy.

I don’t know what would happen to me and my family when we go to the national election next Sunday (2 February 201). Or I’m not even sure whether we still have the election or not.


8 thoughts on “What’s going on?

  1. I hope you and your family stay safe. It sounds very chaotic over there, especially in the city. I’ve seen pictures of the protests/gatherings online and there seems to be a lot of them.

    • There were many of them as they were gathering together while people who wanted to vote in the election went there one by one so they must be careful.

      My family and I will consider the situation before going to the polling station on 2nd Feb. Thank you very much.

    • I think we will have to continue the election otherwise the protesters might get rid of the election system. Anyway, we might need to wait and see what kind of decision the government will make for the election.

      Thank you.

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