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(From Thai Press Reports)
Section: Government and Politics - Boring, say many viewers of PM's reality show as locals, protesters mass in Roi Et. Life in At Samat district of Roi Et came to a virtual standstill on June 16 as Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrived to launch his five-day reality show dedicated to fighting poverty, The Nation reports.
Hundreds of local residents were seen lining the roads along which Thaksin passed. Many local administrators were waiting to listen to what the prime minister had to say and hundreds of policemen fanned out to provide security for him.
Some 200 local police were in place to guard the tent where the prime minister was to sleep. …