Thailand’s Collaborative Blog
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.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Aug 01, 2014
On Thursday evening, Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej officially endorsed the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), whose 200 members are all appointed by the military junta. A clear majority is dominated by active and retired military officers, while the rest consists of businesspeople, academics, technocrats and former senators. Former politicians of recent governments are barred from eligibility as
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jul 23, 2014
Two months after Thailand’s military has staged a coup on May 22, 2014, the country has now adopted a new interim constitution. Army chief and junta leader General Prayuth Chan-Ocha was granted an audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Tuesday in order to seek His Majesty’s endorsement of the country’s 19th constitution.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jul 21, 2014
Thailand’s military government has further tightened its grip on the country’s media by banning criticism of the junta, threatening to shut down the offending media outlet and legal consequences. The edict came at a time when probably not many were listening. On Friday night, shortly after the weekly, self-adulating TV address by army chief and
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jul 17, 2014
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military government has given permission for former premier Yingluck Shinawatra to travel overseas for the first time since they overthrew her government.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jul 14, 2014
The brutal rape and killing of a 13-year-old schoolgirl on the Surat Thani-Bangkok overnight train shook Thai society to its core. Nong Kaem (not her real name) was on her first train ride on Sunday, July 6th, and was reported missing from a sleeper car by her sisters, who also on the train. Nong Kaem’s naked body was found near the train tracks in the morning of Tuesday, July 8th.