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Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jan 15, 2015
The hunt for people suspected of breaking Thailand’s draconian lèse majesté law continues, with the military junta even looking to extradite those who have fled abroad while ultra-royalist vigilantism at home reaches a new absurd low.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jan 13, 2015
Thailand’s military has denied killing two Cambodians citizens by “burning them alive” after they allegedly crossed the border into Thailand illegally last week, according to Cambodian authorities quoted by The Phnom Penh Post.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jan 12, 2015
A series of new orders and proposals suggests that Thailand’s military government has taken further steps to monitor and censor online content in continued efforts to curtail criticism of itself and the country’s monarchy.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jan 09, 2015
A few weeks ago, a photo of a monk caused quite a fuss on Thai social media. In the middle of the picture was the late revered monk Luang Pu Waen, who sits in meditation, not at his altar but up in the air.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jan 06, 2015
Days after the Koh Tao murder trial was postponed until July this year, in which two Burmese men are accused of murdering British travelers David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, a 29-year-old Frenchman was found hanged from a beam from Ta Chin bungalows on the same island. Photographs of the man seen hanging from a wooden beam appeared online and have been widely shared via social media, with many commentators writing of the possibility of foul play.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Dec 31, 2014
As we close out an eventful, tumultuous and unfortunately bad 2014, here are the most read Siam Voices stories of the year in reverse order.