This is part XIX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, in which we encapsulate 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. In her tenure for almost two years now, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra generally comes...
The election victory of incumbent Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra is good news for the Democrat Party, but is it good news from Bangkok? asks Saksith Saiyasombut. Shortly after voting ended at 3pm on Sunday, all the exit polls projected a victory for the main challenger, Pongsapat Pongcharoen of the Pheu Thai Party (PT), signaling an electoral...
From the front cover of ASTV Manager Weekly, October 6-12 is a picture of a cockroach and below it is a picture of the Bangkok Governor from the Democrat Party, Sukhumbhand Paripatra: The ASTV Manager article in question doesn’t talk about a problem of cockroaches in the tunnels so it is a clear reference to the Democrats, who some...
On Saturday, members of Thailand’s opposition Democrat Party rallied in the streets of Bangkok that were the scenes of the bloody clashes of the anti-government protests in 2010. At least 92 people were killed and thousands were injured when the red shirts rallied and blocked off streets in central Bangkok in order to force out...
By Saksith Saiyasombut A media monitoring group set up by Thailand’s opposition Democrat Party in order to flag news coverage deemed ‘too favorable’ to the current government recalls the hawkish tendencies towards state media control during their rule between 2009-2011, further fueled by the history of the leader of this media monitoring group. The Nation...
More controversy for Japan party over sex comments
Sat, May 18, 2013 6:27PM UTC
Burma leader frees prisoners ahead of US visit
Sat, May 18, 2013 6:18PM UTC
Cyclone Mahasen fizzles as it hits Bangladesh
Thu, May 16, 2013 8:02PM UTC
Australian politician knocked down by kangaroo
Thu, May 16, 2013 7:54PM UTC
2 Malaysians get 24 years for Cambodian maid death
Thu, May 16, 2013 7:29PM UTC
Japan mayor in sex slave furor admits he ‘lacked sensitivity’
Thu, May 16, 2013 4:40PM UTC
Indonesia extends forest-clearing ban for 2 years
Thu, May 16, 2013 3:19PM UTC