This is part XXIV of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. Ever since deciding not to compete in the upcoming snap-elections on February 2 after a lot of meandering, the implosion of the opposition Democrat...
Welcome to the Siam Voices 2013 year in review series, where we look back at the most important and interesting headlines, issues and stories that happened in Thailand this past year. Today we start with the political 2013, which looked very different when it started compared to the chaos on the street we have now...
Thailand’s opposition Democrat Party is to boycott the February 2 elections, prolonging the current political crisis. But this move will hurt the country’s oldest political party in the long-run, writes Saksith Saiyasombut When Sukhumband Paribatra was reelected as Governor of Bangkok in March this year he did it with a record number of over 1.25m votes, maintaining the Democrat Party’s...
In Southeast Asian Buddhist mythology, the goddess that is known in Thailand as Phra Mae Thorani (พระแม่ธรณี) was called upon by the Bodhisattva to help him fend off the demon Māra, who tried to distract him from seeking enlightenment. According to the myth, Thorani then twisted her very long hair and out came an enormous torrent of water that...
Banyan in The Economist on November 30: But the question now is how long they can keep it up for. For, despite the presence of tens of thousands of protestors on the streets; the dramatic occupation of some government offices; and the many sit-ins now taking place around Bangkok, on balance the week probably belonged...
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Fri, Apr 25, 2014 10:52AM UTC
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Fri, Apr 25, 2014 10:48AM UTC
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Thu, Apr 24, 2014 3:24PM UTC
Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine visit
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 1:51PM UTC
Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 1:22PM UTC
Indonesian general says his flashy watch is a fake
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