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Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Oct 17, 2014
The attendance of Thailand’s junta Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan has promted Thais to take action to either protest against his arrival or to display support for him as the political polarization among Thais extends abroad, writes Saksith Saiyasombut. “Dittatore NON sei benvenuto!” – The message in Italian makes it
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Oct 16, 2014
One of the many life lessons one will learn is that you simply can’t win over everyone. That’s something that Thailand’s military government seems to be struggling to cope with, especially when it comes to foreign policy towards the West.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Oct 13, 2014
Following the brutal murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao last month, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its travel advice to include a warning about the dangers of travelling to Thailand’s island destinations.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Oct 03, 2014
This is part XXV, XXVI and XXVII of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It’s been a while since this section has graced this blog and while the past couple of months were not lacking
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Oct 02, 2014
Immigration officials detained 11 foreigners at a co-working space in Chiang Mai Wednesday morning, acting on a tip-off about illegal workers.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Sep 24, 2014
”The streets are quiet, there are no protests and people are happy!” This is a common justification of the military coup in Thailand. And often – despite apparent ongoing repression of dissent – the proponents of the army’s actions base these claims on the results of opinion polls.