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Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 20, 2015
On Monday evening at roughly 7pm, an explosion occurred at the Erawan shrine at the busy Ratchaprasong Intersection in the commercial center of Bangkok.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 18, 2015
It was at almost 7pm when a huge blast rocked the busy Ratchaprasong intersection in central Bangkok in the middle of rush hour. Moments later, a horrifying scene of carnage, injured people and bodies revealed itself in front of the Erawan Shrine, a Hindu religious sanctum popular with both Buddhist Thais and foreign tourists.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 17, 2015
View image | gettyimages.com 22 people killed, about 120 injured in explosion at Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok, many tourists among them. Police have confirmed source of blast was an “IED” (improvised exploding device), also found and defused two other bombs nearby. Thai military government expresses “deep concerns” for victims and their families No one has
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 14, 2015
By The Isaan Record NAKHON PHANOM – Fifty years ago, Comrade Tang fought for communism in the first violent clash between communist fighters and Thai security forces. Last week, at 88 years old, he marked the anniversary with a call for democracy. In the early morning on August 7, villagers and local politicians flocked through
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 11, 2015
Earlier this year I wrote an article discussing White Power in Thailand: the widespread dislike of dark skin and with it countless whitening products blemishing the shelves of Thai pharmacies. The prequel to the products are the seemingly incorrigible advertising campaigns, and the catalyst of the campaigns, I wrote, is a national insecurity that seems interwoven with class prejudice.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 10, 2015
Violence between vocational students from rival colleges has become an increasingly regular occurrence on the streets of Bangkok. Previous attempts to curb the violence, such as boot camps and the threat of college closures, have made little impact. The latest plans, which focus on students’ appearances, have met stiff opposition from various agencies, including the Ministry of Education.