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...
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...
By Kaewmala Yesterday someone posted an audio file on YouTube. The clip is cut from a call-in radio talk show called “Kid Dai Kid Dee” (English title: Talk News and Music) hosted by Mr. Veera Theeraphat. The caller asked the host about Nitirat (the group that’s been calling for amendment of Thailand’s controversial lese majeste...
By Thaweeporn Kummetha On the evening of December 27 of last year, there was a horror car accident on a Don Muang elevated motorway in Bangkok. Nine lives were lost, after a passenger van was hit by a sedan. Many of the passengers were thrown out of the van onto the road below, leading to...
By Pokpong Lawansiri The comments section of online newspaper The Manager is once again aflame with hate speech. The reactions were sparked from The Manager’s story about the letter from the sister of slain photojournalist Fabio Polenghi to Thai authorities.Here are some excerpts:“Italians! They are full of problems and have bad behaviors. You know that...
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