Saturday, April 11, 2009

Asean summit cancelled amid protests -- FT

Anti-government protesters derailed Asia’s most important multi-lateral summit on Saturday, invading the conference venue in the Thai resort town of Pattaya and forcing the cancellation of the bulk of the three-day meeting.

The Thai government was forced to cancel the much-anticipated summit and declare a state of emergency, which was later lifted, after hundreds of red-shirted protesters broke through lines of police and military guards to reach the heart of the conference venue.

Click here to access this full article from the FT, written by journalist Tim Johnston who is reporting from Pattaya, Thailand