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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.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 06, 2014
Ever since the military coup of May 22, 2014 the junta that is ruling Thailand has imposed strict censorship measures on the media and has shown repeatedly that it will not tolerate criticism.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 04, 2014
A young Thai activist for the red shirt movement, who was detained by the military junta shortly after the coup under suspicious circumstances and released after much public attention about her whereabouts, has accused that she was physically assaulted and mentally abused during her detention.