Fuel Protests Intensify Across Asia

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in Civil Rights, Energy, Labor

By Choe Sang-Hun / The New York Times / June 14, 2008
Published: June 14, 2008 SEOUL, South Korea – Thousands of South Korean truck drivers went on strike Friday to protest rising fuel prices, threatening to paralyze the country’s ports and challenging the already unpopular government of President Lee Myung-bak.Across Asia, sharp rises in fuel prices continued to stoke public anger. In Malaysia and Thailand, consumers and truckers demanding bigger fuel subsidies from their governments threatened to strike and Thai fishermen warned that they would burn their boats. [Go here for the rest of the article in the NYT.]

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