Public program with Mr. Sondhi Limthongkul, outspoken journalist and leader of the People's Alliance for Democracy, Thailand
Journalist, media mogul and People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) leader Sondhi Limthongkul will discuss the situation in Thailand both before and after the bloodless coup that took place on September 19, 2006, and ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. He will also venture his opinions on the future course of democracy in Thailand.
Sondhi Limthongkul is the founder of Manager Media and the ASTV News1 television network. He was instrumental in organizing the PAD rallies to oust former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawtra and contributed to ASTV News1’s coverage highlighting the graft and corruption in the former administration.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Sondhi studied history at UCLA, where he became a reporter for the student newspaper, The Daily Bruin, from 1966 to 1969.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Parking at UCLA costs $8.
Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies