It is time again to reveal the Top 10 Thai Photos over at our sister blog thaiphotoblogs.com. I will first give you the run down month by month and then finish with the Top 10 for 2008. The links will take you to the pictures for that month with the most popular at the top.
January: The big news for this month was the sad death of H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana. In political news, Samak Sundaravej became prime minister of Thailand.
February: Thaksin returned to Thailand and kissed the ground as he exited the airport.
March: Viktor Bout, known as Lord of War, was arrested in a sting operation in Bangkok on charges of arms dealing. Nine months later he is still waiting in prison to find out whether he will be extradited to USA.
April: 54 illegal immigrants from Myanmar died of suffocation while being smuggled into Thailand.
May: PM’s Office Minister Jakrapob Penkair resigned from office after police filed lese majeste charges against him. In Bangkok, a small group calling themselves PAD started protest rallies in Bangkok.
June: A new law was passed that allows divorced women to change their title from “Mrs” to “Miss”. The PAD surround government house in order to force out the prime minister.
July: Thailand and Cambodia sent troops and heavy guns to their disputed border, where hundreds of soldiers faced off over the Preah Vihear temple. Vatana Asavahame does a runner to Cambodia and Pojaman Shinawatra is sentenced to three years.
August: Thaksin flees to England. President Bush visits a Thai slum. Christopher Paul Neil is sentenced. The PAD protests in Bangkok intensify.
September: Bloodshed, bombs and death on the streets of Bangkok. Somchai Wongsawat becomes the next prime minister.
October: More bloodshed in Bangkok. Teargas and bombs result in more deaths.
November: The cremation for Princess Galyani Vadhana takes place in Bangkok. The PAD close down the international airports.
December: Abhisit Vejjajiva becomes the third prime minister for 2008. The red shirts take over from the yellow shirts and decide to surround parilament house. Let’s hope 2009 doesn’t see a repeat of this year.
Top 10 Thai Photos 2008
- Thai Sex change Operation
- Miss Thailand Universe 2008
- Thai Girls Win Beach Volleyball
- Illegal Thai Wildlife Trade
- Bangkok Climate Change
- Winner of Miss Thailand Universe 2008
- Miss Tiffany Universe 2008
- Thai Soap Opera Too Sexy
- Yanin "Jeeja" Vismitananda
- Bloodshed and Riots in Bangkok
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