participants, who represent Malaysian non-governmental organizations, began the march from Putra World Trade Centre and headed towards the parliament building, in response to Bersih 4 rally that was organized on 29 and 30 of last August, which called for constitutional reforms and the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
The United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), also known as Red-shirt
movement, plans to hold a rally at Ratprasong intersection in the central business district of Bangkok to mark bloody crackdown on May 19, 2010.
Summary: Thailand's opposition won a landslide election victory Sunday, led by the sister of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a triumph for red-shirt
protesters who clashed with the army last year.
He is accused of financing recent red-shirt
protests in the Thai capital that left 88 people dead and thousands wounded following a military crackdown.
Summary: The government in Thailand has rejected an offer of mediated talks with red-shirt
protesters aimed at ending the violent confrontations.
But protest leaders called on up to 3,000 red-shirt
supporters to hold their ground as fears grew of a bloodbath in the streets of Thailand's capital.
But there has also been criticism that the government has been too lenient in its treatment of suspected red-shirt
leaders after pictures of the men looking relaxed and smiling for group shots in a spacious, well-furnished house were circulated on the internet
Troops shot at least five people, including a Thai journalist, during the gunfight near the red-shirt
protesters' camp, The Age reports.
At least two bodies - suspected to be of slain red-shirt
guards - were seen being removed from the area, he said, and the Thai Red Cross appealed for blood donations.
Maj Gen Khattiya also known as 'Sah Daeng' was inspecting security barriers near the Red-Shirt
rally site, and addressing a group of foreign reporters when he was shot.