Political Update #1
Trip Start Mar 07, 2010
11Trip End Mar 13, 2010
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The grade 8 and 9 students are
having a wonderful experience in Chiang Mai. Various activities have
been organized by the Prem Centre including cooking lessons, night
markets, and working with elephants, and visiting rural schools. The
students are staying in great facilities located at the Prem Centre on
the campus of the Prem Tinsulanonda International School.
Red Shirts (UDD) have announced plans for a peaceful and orderly
political movement beginning on Sunday, March 14 in Bangkok. The
movement will likely cause traffic delays as protestors gather outside
key government offices. There are no plans to involve the Bangkok
International Airport. The airport is 30km from Bangkok and should not
Thailand's cabinet has initiated the Internal
Security Act to ensure that the protests remain peaceful. The
government has not enacted the more serious emergency decree and Gen
Anupong said the army would not dispatch troops to prevent people from
joining the rally in Bangkok.
The Yellow Shirts (PAD) have
pledged to refrain from any political activity during the planned
Sunday activities of the rival Red Shirts (UDD).
There have been no political protests or plans for a protest in Chiang Mai where the teams are located.
The airports are running normally. There have been no flight cancellations and no plans for future cancellations.
The teams will continue their activities in Chiang Mai.
are scheduled to fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and then on to Macau on
Saturday. These flights are still scheduled. The students will remain
in the airport while they transfer planes.
We will continue to
monitor the situation in Thailand. If there is any danger or if flights
are canceled, then the students will remain in Chiang Mai until it is
safe to proceed to Bangkok.
Parents should fully expect that students would arrive home on Saturday night as previously planned.
Any changes in situation will be communicated on the school website (www.tis.edu.mo) and on the teams' travel blogs (www.travelpod.com/members/tis).
中二及中三學生正在清邁享受他們的行程。Prem中心已為學生安排多個活動包括烹飪堂、夜市、與大象工作及探訪鄉村中學。學生正下榻於Prem Tinsulanonda 國際學校內設施完善的Prem中心。