International

Trouble in Thailand

The leader of Thailand's army has called on Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawa to resign. That should come as a relief to tourists stuck in Bangkok's airports, like Robert Grieve, an Australian newlywed who was found by the Asia Strait-Times "drinking a can of Heineken at 9 a.m. as he leaned against a vacated Thai Airways check-in counter." "Our main concern is to get the first flight home and never come back," said Grieve. The airport was shut down yesterday after thousands of protestors stormed it. Thailand has a long history of military coups, but General Anupong Paochinda Anupong insisted "We will not seize power from the government" and "the government should return power to the people."