In red heartlands, Thai army keeps a lid on dissent

February 1, 2015 3:07 AM

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KHON KAEN, Thailand (Reuters) - In the northeastern Thai city of Khon Kaen, Pongpit Onlamai, a prominent anti-junta "red shirt" member, points to a man seated in the corner of the cafe fidgeting with his phone.

"Soldiers are always following me around," Pongpit, a DJ at a red shirt radio station before it was shut down after last May's military coup. "Today, this guy's here."

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