Thailand group fears loss of land

BANGKOK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Thailand's People's Alliance for Democracy will hold a rally in January to protest the potential loss of land to Cambodia, officials said.

Thai police, protesters meet after blast

BANGKOK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Bangkok police say they are meeting with anti-government protesters who are pleading for more protection after a grenade blast injured 50.

Thai opposition leader arrested

BANGKOK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Thai police have arrested key opposition leader Chamlong Srimuang as part of crackdown against anti-government protesters, local media reported Sunday.

Protesters face riot cops in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Protest leaders in Thailand said they were prepared for arrest as Bangkok riot police squared off with thousands of anti-government demonstrators.

Thai protesters deny weapons allegations

BANGKOK, June 7 (UPI) -- Protesters calling for the dismissal of Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej reject allegations they are hiding secret weapons, officials say.

Thai anti-government protesters hold firm

BANGKOK, June 1 (UPI) -- Anti-government protesters maintained their positions in front of a U.N. building in Bangkok Sunday ignoring official demands to disperse, officials said.

Small bomb sends warning to Thaksin critic

BANGKOK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A small bomb exploded Wednesday outside the Bangkok offices of a Buddhist group linked to one of the strongest critics of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Thais drop plans to buy into team

BANGKOK, June 3 (UPI) -- Thailand's prime minister has scrapped plans to hold a national lottery to help buy a 30 percent stake in the Britain's Liverpool soccer team.

Feature: Fuel oil or money to burn?

BANGKOK, April 22 (UPI) -- Want an aging third-world oil refinery in your back yard? No? Then what about having to pay $75m out of your taxes for the privilege, too? Still not enough of an inducement? Well, it seems to be for Thai public opinion.
HENRY RICHARDSON, UPI Business Correspondent

Major General Chamlong Srimuang (Thai: จำลอง ศรีเมือง, Traditional Chinese: 盧金河 Simplified Chinese: 卢金河, Lu Jinhe, born 5 July 1935) is a controversial Thai activist and former politician. A former general, he was a leader of the "Young Turks" military clique, founded and led the Phalang Dharma party, served for six years as governor of Bangkok, led the anti-military uprising of May 1992, and is a prominent member of the People's Alliance for Democracy, a group strongly opposed to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Chamlong had supported the military junta that overthrew Thaksin in a coup. A devout Buddhist and follower of the controversial Santi Asoke sect, he is now celibate, a vegetarian, and claims to have no worldly possessions.

Chamlong's father, a Chinese immigrant from Shantou, died when Chamlong was a baby. His mother was of Chinese ancestry, but was born in Thailand. Chamlong had an older brother who was sent to live in China with his grandmother and died there as a boy.

Following his father's death, Chamlong's family moved into the home of a retired naval officer, where his mother was a servant. They later lived with his mother's aunt, where she and Chamlong spun jute thread. When Chamlong was twelve, his mother married Chote Srimuang, a postman, and Chamlong took his last name.

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