Thailand’s Collaborative Blog
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Sep 01, 2014
One hundred days after Thailand’s military launched a coup and toppled the elected government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the establishment of an interim constitution, a so-called “National Legislative Assembly” (NLA) and its appointment of army chief and Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister, Thailand now has an interim cabinet. King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 29, 2014
Thailand’s Criminal Court has dismissed murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his then-Deputy pPM Suthep Thuagsuban for their roles in the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 26, 2014
It is an unfortunate reality that many areas of study at universities across the world will never have the same draw than others. Very often, the more exotic the area, the less attractive it is for most prospective students.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 21, 2014
Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is expected to appoint army chief and junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha as the next prime minister on Thursday morning. And there’s a very high degree of certainty that it will be no opposition. Here’s why:
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 19, 2014
Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approved the draft for the 2015 budget in its first reading on Monday. The body, whose members were all picked by the military junta and is thus dominated by active and retired military officers, rubber-stamped the budget bill with 183 votes and three abstentions (assumed to be the assembly president and his two deputies).
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 07, 2014
In late 2010, the Thai Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) launched the so-called ‘cyber scout’ program aimed to recruit students and young people to monitor online content that could be deemed potentially offensive, especially to Thailand’s monarchy. Now, the military junta is re-introducing the project.