One of Asia's best-performing stock markets doesn't care about bomb blasts and an infringement of democratic rights.
In a year that has seen stocks around the world waver amid volatility, Thailand's SET index has rallied 19.32 percent so far this year, trailing only behind the Karachi 100 index in Pakistan.
The gains compare with a 9.78 percent year-to-date rally in the MSCI International All country Asia Pacific ex Japan index.
To some outside observers, the lofty heights of the stock market may appear to be in contrast with the situation on the ground.
Thailand's last democratically-elected government was ousted two years ago and a series of recent attacks in popular tourist spots revived concerns over the presence of extremist elements in the country.