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Tongue-Thai’ed! Part IX: The ‘Cib that Frabs’ – Dems target PM Yingluck’s gaffes

By Wed, Oct 05, 2011 10:30AM UTC Comments Off

By Saksith Saiyasombut “Tongue-Thai’ed!” encapsulates the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures – in short: everything we hear that makes us go “Huh?!”. Check out all past entries here. Last Sunday the Twitter account of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was ‘hacked’ – or rather somebody knows the...

Thailand’s ‘beer-heiress’ supports crackdown on anti-monarchy websites

By Mon, Aug 22, 2011 8:00AM UTC Comments Off Thailand’s ‘beer-heiress’ supports crackdown on anti-monarchy websites

By Saksith Saiyasombut Some readers may remember a certain Miss Chitpas Bhirombhakdi, the daughter of Chutinant Bhirombhakdi, executive vice-president of Singha Corporation and thus often-referred to as the “Singha-heiress”. We have previously reported on her and and her campaign for MP during the run-up to the elections, which she lost in her constituency. But she...

The heiress, the athletes and the pimp… Thailand’s celebrity candidates

By Fri, May 13, 2011 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Chuwit Kamolvisit, center, a one-time sex tycoon and a candidate in the upcoming Thai elections. Pic: AP.

By Saksith Saiyasombut Ever since prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has announced the dissolution of parliament, thus paving the way for new federal elections on July 3, all political parties (and other groups) are now in full campaign mode giving all their best intentions to win over voters. While the Puea Thai Party, the biggest opposition...