Recent Trends in the Politics of Thailand: Perspectives on Thaksin Shinawatr

"Thaaaaaak….sin, GET OUT!" shouted thousands of demonstrators near the Parliament Building in Bangkok, Thailand. The scene was heated. Speakers rotated on and off the main stage in front of the crowd. Their speeches were broadcasted down Outer Rachadamnern Road while people attentively sat down to listen, observed the scene and read pamphlets about the country's new danger, Thaksin Shinawatr, the 23rd Prime Minister of Thailand.