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  • Inter-school violence and the value of life in Thailand

    By Feb 22, 2011


    by James Goyder When I was school boy violent threats, generally of a far fetched nature, were a matter of routine, but occasions on which anyone came to actual physical harm were few and far between. The most extreme example I can remember is when someone on their way to a school disco had their

  • Thai cyber-police’s warning to netizens abroad

    By Feb 22, 2011

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    Thai cyber-police’s warning to netizens abroad

    By Saksith Saiyasombut has posted has a scan from a booklet provided by the Thai Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) explaining the following: The page reads: “Michael: Does everyone know that the bill regulating computer crimes is subject to penalize the wrongdoer outside the Kingdom of Thailand as well? If there is

  • Thailand: The curious case of the two Buriram football clubs

    By Feb 22, 2011

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    Newin Chidchob. Pic: AP.

    by James Goyder The margins between sport and politics often get blurred. In Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is hoping that, after some extensive investment, his AC Milan team will do well enough this season to deflect attention from some of his other alleged extra curricular activities. You only need to glance at some of

  • “Black Khmer magic” a threat to the Thai army?!

    By Feb 20, 2011

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    A Thai soldier wears an amulet on the outside of his bullet proof vest along with ammunition as he takes up a position across from an anti-government barriade near Lumpini Park in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Pic: AP.

    By Saksith Saiyasombut During the most recent clashes at the Thai-Cambodian border the Thai military have beefed up their presence in the area with more troops, more military hardware and apparently also more amulets…?! The chief of the 2nd Army distributed talismans to his troops to help protect them from evil curses which he believes

  • The Cambodian view on border clashes with Thailand

    By Feb 18, 2011

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    The Cambodian view on border clashes with Thailand

    By Saksith Saiyasombut In a comment in the English language The Phnom Penh Post, co-founder and former editor-in-chief Michael Hayes expressed his view on the most recent Thai-Cambodian border clashes and reflects on the national feeling about this issue. He writes: At the very least I’ve never been called a spin doctor for the Cambodian

  • “Enter The RED Shirts” – An upcoming documentary

    By Feb 18, 2011

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    “Enter The RED Shirts” – An upcoming documentary

    By Saksith Saiyasombut Several readers have pointed out a trailer for an upcoming documentary titled “Enter The RED Shirts: A Documentary Project” by Aphiwat Saengphatthaseema. The filmmaker himself explains his project as following: I documented both camps’ activities on the field and found that the topic is very relevant to the interests of the Thai

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