Democrat MPs' resignation catches international attention

national December 08, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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Democrat MP's announcement of their mass resignation has caught foreign attention, with reports by at least 3 international news agencies - BBC News, Al Jazeera, and Singapore's asiaone.

Other agencies like Wall Street Journal and Fox News carry an article by Associated Press - "Thai crisis deepens as opposition quites Parliament".( and
Appearing in the BBC report, "The government, despite all the criticisms made of it, still holds a clear majority in parliament, and is likely to win another election, its sixth in succession, if the prime minister does decide to call one, says the BBC's Jonathan Head in Bangkok." (
"Yingluck's government has been shaken by more than a month of rolling rallies by demonstrators, sometimes numbering in their tens of thousands, who want to suspend the country's democracy in favour of an unelected "People's Council"," said asiaone. (
From Aljazeera's report: "The mass resignation is a largely symbolic move as parliament and government can continue to operate, Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay, reporting from Bangkok, said. ... Opposition politicians and demonstrators were also reportedly seeking support from the military to topple Yingluck's government." (

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