I was in Thailand last summer(2007) and our hosts were wonderful. A beautiful Chinese-Thai family that showed us all over the country and fed us way too much food. They did not, however, tell us about the internal strife with the government. We actually flew into this airport. I'm not sure if I should contact them and see if they're okay. The thing is I'm curious about where they stand on the whole issue. Are they pro- or anti-government? Would they get in trouble if they told me so? I like to get actual points-of-view from people that know what they're talking about. I'm sure NPR or CNN can give relatively good coverage but sometimes they miss the underlying issues.
Late add: Seems to be a pretty good breakdown, if it's accurate.