Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
20 November, 02:18
#Thailand - APEC leaders attend a royal meeting with the King, Queen, Princess
With Bangkok full of top-level officials from around the world or that APEC summit this week, a special royal appearance was made. His Royal Majesty King Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana treated leaders from the APEC meeting to an audience with them last night.
Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
19 November, 08:18
#Thailand : Russia-Ukraine tensions spill over to APEC
As tensions simmer between Russians and Ukrainians living in Thailand, Bangkok's efforts to appease Moscow and encourage tourism from Russia have failed to win Vladimir Putin's attendance at the APEC summit.
Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
19 November, 02:55 (E)
China’s President Xi Jinping is taking APEC by storm after making hardline statements about the region. His recent statements have set off tidal waves as worldwide leaders became sidelined in the chaos after Xi reportedly told off Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau and noted what APEC’s goals should encompass.
According to the Thai Enquirer, Xi called on the APEC region to focus on economic development first and save the power struggle between nations as an afterthought.
Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
19 November, 02:23
#Thailand 's Immigration Bureau - that last week along with tourist police mobilized 550 men - announced the result of a pre APEC 22 crackdown.
Results of the efforts on Thursday to Saturday last week were announced by IB chief Pol Lt-Gen Phakphoomphiphat Sajjaphan and other senior immigration police on Sunday.
Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
18 November, 03:12
Riot police clashed with protestors at Asoke Intersection in #Bangkok this afternoon as world leaders gather in the Thai capital for the APEC Summit 2022.
Due to road closures, the intersection is the closest the public can get to the summit which is being held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre from November 16-19.
Police ramped up security in the city in preparation for the meeting and riot police were deployed in anticipation of protests.
The demonstration held in Asoke outside the entrance of Sukhumvit MRT Station today was entitled, “What’s Happening In Thailand?”
Gerrit Tienkamp @gerrittienkamp
15 November, 01:58
#Thailand - Soldiers and bomb squads to patrol #Bangkok during #APEC
Authorities are now finalizing security measures and protocols for next week’s APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting.
The police chief has indicated around 30,000 police officers backed by soldiers will be deployed around Bangkok on the meeting days.

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