Do I sense something familiar here?
Who are the protesters?
The people demonstrating in Bangkok are members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) - a loose grouping of royalists, businessmen and the urban middle class.
Why is Mr Thaksin still important?
The PAD say that Mr Samak is a puppet and Mr Thaksin is pulling his strings. (Here, we have SIL who rule by proxy and pulling his strings)
Why do the PAD hate Mr Thaksin?
Thai prime ministers never used to last very long or have that much power. But then Mr Thaksin came along and began changing the face of politics.
His populist policies attracted enormous support from rural areas. He was the first prime minister to serve a full term in office and his lawmakers dominated parliament.
Kap kun khap!