Kuwaitis urged to leave Thailand

The Foreign Ministry of Kuwait has urged all Kuwaiti nationals in Thailand to leave the country before next Monday - the day Bangkok is set to be shut down by anti-government protesters led by former Democrat Party power-broker Suthep Thaugsuban.

According to the Kuwait News Agency, Kuwait's Ambassador to Thailand Abdullah Al-Sharhan called on Kuwaiti citizens in Thailand to leave the country immediately, calling on Kuwaitis to call off planned trips to the kingdom due to "the political unrest and the unstable security situation".

The ambassador asked Kuwaitis in Thailand to provide the embassy with their personal information by calling staff on +66918909998 or +6626366600.

The anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) hopes to topple the caretaker government of Yingluck Shinawatra before the next general election, currently due to take place on Feb 2.

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Discussion 1 : 11/01/2014 at 11:27 AM
UK foreign office site just says keep away from protest areas and allow more time for travel to airport etc-and they have a lot more UK nationals here than Kuwaitis! Seems a more balanced approach to me.
Discussion 2 : 10/01/2014 at 05:01 PM
Kuwait's Ambassador made the right decision. It's always better to evade political demonstrations that could go sour. Always plan for the worst and hope for the best.
Discussion 3 : 10/01/2014 at 04:02 PM
Its not a choice nongboli, they are telling their own citizens to leave not you. Granted I would still stay in Thailand before running off to Kuwait. :-)
Discussion 4 : 10/01/2014 at 03:46 PM
I'll stay in Bangkok,no need extra food stock than usual.We just don't need to go in protest area to live almost normally.Many restaurants,shopping malls,hospitals,clinics,outside protest area are still open if needed.go to other Bangkok area,you will discover new things.The American civil war war not peaceful,neither the Spanish civil war or the French revolution(Ugly)or many major events in others countries. But I guess,people like blaming other people to look better,take a look back in your own country past and you'll see some similar or worst than in Amazing Thailand...Que sera sera!
Discussion 5 : 10/01/2014 at 03:37 PM
There are two trouble spots in Thailand for tourists to avoid, the southern provinces and Bangkok. Everywhere else it is calm and people get on with life as usual.
Discussion 6 : 10/01/2014 at 01:48 PM
Interesting. What does the Kuwait Embassy know that we don't?
Discussion 7 : 10/01/2014 at 01:11 PM
American Ambassador told us to have one week's worth of money and two week's worth of food and water.
Discussion 8 : 10/01/2014 at 01:10 PM
Don't be hasty Kuwait. It ain't come to that yet. But well i admire the concern you have for your citizens though.
Discussion 9 : 10/01/2014 at 01:05 PM
Tourism will be severely affected by this shutdown folly.
Discussion 10 : 10/01/2014 at 11:59 AM
And now the exodus begins.
Discussion 11 : 10/01/2014 at 11:59 AM
I would leave too just for my own safety.
Discussion 12 : 10/01/2014 at 11:30 AM
errrr.... If I had a choice between going to Kuwait or Thailand I know where I would go. Thailand is still safer than Kuwait even with these ongoing disruptions...
Discussion 13 : 10/01/2014 at 11:23 AM
And if this nonsense continues or escalates, expect more. The foreign private sector is already drawing up plans for staff reductions or relocations. Many Thais in Bangkok and the Eastern Seaboard will either lose their jobs or not get bonuses they otherwise would have got because of Suthep's protests. Think about it.

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