Overview of referenced cables in #thaistory

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CABLE: The monarchy’s role in Thailand September 19 coup

“79224”,”9/21/2006 11:40″,

“06BANGKOK5836″,”Embassy Bangkok”,
“CONFIDENTIAL”,”06BANGKOK5812″,”VZCZCXRO5747
OO RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHBK #5836/01 2641140
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 211140Z SEP 06
FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1808
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS PRIORITY
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA PRIORITY 6078
RUEHWL/AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON PRIORITY 1520
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY
RHHMUNA/USCINCPAC HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY”,
“C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 BANGKOK 005836

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/21/2016
TAGS: PGOV, PHUM, KDEM, MOPS, ASEC, TH
SUBJECT: THE MONARCHY\’S ROLE IN THAILAND\’S SEPTEMBER 19 COUP
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CABLE: Palace Insider provides update on royal health issues

“129223”,”11/8/2007 9:36″,”07BANGKOK5738″,

“Embassy Bangkok”,”SECRET//NOFORN”,
“07BANGKOK5717|07BANGKOK5718″,”VZCZCXRO1217
OO RUEHCHI RUEHCN RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHBK #5738/01 3120936
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
O 080936Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0574
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC
RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHDC
RHFJSCC/COMMARFORPAC”,
“S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 BANGKOK 005738

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
NOFORN

NSC FOR PHU

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/08/2017
TAGS: PGOV, PINR, KDEM, TH
SUBJECT: PALACE INSIDER PROVIDES UPDATE ON ROYAL HEALTH
ISSUES
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5 Key U.S. Cables for Understanding Thailand’s Turmoil

FP

05BANGKOK2219
The Thaksinization of Thailand — Impressions After 3 Months
Ambassador Ralph “Skip” Boyce, gives the lowdown on the strengths and tragic flaws of Thaksin Shinawatra.
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Red Shirts and Rowdy Royals

Andrew Marshall in FP

A decade ago, Thailand was a beacon of democracy and progress in a neighbourhood mired in archaic autocracy. Three of its neighbours — Burma, Laos, and Cambodia — are trapped in the past and very far from being free. The fourth, Malaysia, is an apartheid state in which access to education and jobs depends on race. Thailand was regarded as the natural leader of the ASEAN bloc and an example for other democratizing nations to follow. Tragically, all that has changed.
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Banyan: WikiLeaks roils the royals

Economist

THAILAND is in the final stretch of a nail-biting election campaign, with only three days to go. A surge in support for the opposition party, led by the sister of Thaksin Shinawatra, former prime minister, has alarmed the ruling party and its military pals. What better time, then, to publish a book-length online exposé of the “invisible hand” in Thai politics? Armed with a trove of leaked American cables, a British journalist has done just that. The first two parts of his tale, entitled “Thaistory”, are available via his website. A third installment is promised shortly, with a final chapter to follow.
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In memory of Hiro Muramoto

ZenJournalist.com

On April 10, 2010, Reuters cameraman Hiro Muramoto was shot dead while filming clashes between Thai soldiers, Red Shirt protesters and unknown gunmen in the Rachadamnoen area of Bangkok. He was 43 years old and is survived by his wife, Emiko, and two children. Hiro joined Reuters as a freelance cameraman in 1992 and became full-time in 1995. The final footage he filmed before his death showed him in the thick of the fighting on April 10 – a day in which five soldiers and 20 other civilians were also killed. Among the incidents he filmed was a still unexplained grenade attack that killed Colonel Romklao Thuwatham, a rising military star and deputy chief of staff of the Queen’s Guard.
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