Those concerned about the decline of biodiversity in northern Thailand will be delighted to read that a particularly rare political specimen has been found – a PAD supporter in the north!

Chiang Mai – A woman turned up at the Doi Suthep Temple and made noise with a “hand clapper” to protest against visiting Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat. Somchai was talking to the abbot at about 9:30 am when the woman turned up and shook the hand clapper. She was taken away by police immediately.

Let’s hope the police handle the clapper with care. PAD sightings this far from Bangkok are exceptionally rare. The pandas at Chiang Mai zoo could have a rival!