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The court’s quagmire: How to deal with Amos Yee?

By Sat, Jun 06, 2015 8:37AM UTC 0 Comment

Having pronounced Amos Yee guilty, the court is now faced with the unenviable task of determining how to rehabilitate him. What should it do with the recalcitrant teenage blogger who insists on being a martyr?...

Critics miss the point, problem lies with hate speech law in Amos Yee case

By Thu, Apr 02, 2015 5:33AM UTC 0 Comment

Headlines in the international media typically associate the charges Amos Yee faces with the fact that his video was critical of the late Lee Kuan Yew. For instance, the BBC’s headline goes “Singapore charges teen over anti-Lee Kuan Yew rant” while The Guardian’s goes “Singapore teenager charged over critical Lee Kuan Yew video”. But that is misleading....

Threat to sexually snare the PM “for the country”; Wanted dead or alive Army Chief’s daughters if there is a coup

By Mon, Jan 13, 2014 2:16AM UTC 0 Comment

UDPATE: See below First, Narusuan University lecturer and frequent speaker on PDRC stage, Dr. Jak (ผศ.ดร.จักษ์ พันธ์ชูเพชร) said on December 22 (between 1:22-2:15) as follows: Today, [they] say that Dr. Seri and P’Pong [former ASTV host Anchalee] will go to the PM’s House. I said since last night that if going to chase away then...

Cambodian royalist rage: A lesson for Thailand

By Wed, Oct 24, 2012 1:41PM UTC 0 Comment

Last week, the former King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk, died in exile at the age of 89 years. The monarch played a major role in the country’s turbulent past, having been credited with leading Cambodia to independence from French rule but also assisting the rise of the Khmer Rouge regime. He served numerous times as prime...

Hate, speech, freedom and expression: The effigies of Khana Nitirat

By Tue, Feb 07, 2012 7:40PM UTC 21 Comments

by Lisa Gardner January 27, 2012. At the gates of Thammasat University, Thailand’s ultra-royalists arrive: with effigies in tow. The ultra-royalists have stuffed, with twigs, a scarecrow: black pants and a sallow grey shirt with double pockets and small black buttons, tied taut at the cuffs. Ropes help to create a bulbous waist, a plump...