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Re-drawing the invisible line: Lèse majesté cases pile under Thailand’s junta

Re-drawing the invisible line: Lèse majesté cases pile under Thailand’s junta

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 6:17AM UTC Comments Off Re-drawing the invisible line: Lèse majesté cases pile under Thailand’s junta

Since the military coup, the number of lèse majesté cases has been rising in Thailand as the chances of the accused grow even slimmer under the junta’s rule. The trial was about to start when everybody except the defendants and their lawyers were asked to leave the room. Despite negotiations by observers and in the...

The buzz around India’s e-retailers: well-earned, or a lot of empty noise?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:30PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

There is no bigger MBA lesson than negotiating with a hard-bargaining-to-the-last-lemon or -onion housewife. ...

Voicing concerns: Thai artists take on the coup and the junta

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:06AM UTC Comments Off "Hipster the King"

As Thailand enters a time when the wrong opinion can send people to prison, some artists and other creative minds are finding alternative ways to express their concerns and critiques of the government and Thai society....

Five years on: Asian Correspondent launches new logo

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 6:12PM UTC Comments Off Asian Correspondent is 5 years old this month. Pic: AP.

Asian Correspondent today launched a new logo to reflect the growing global network of regional ‘Correspondent’ news and current affairs websites....

Why are some opinion poll results so positive about the Thai junta?

By Wed, Sep 24, 2014 6:12AM UTC Comments Off A Thai soldier stands guard in front of the Democracy Monument in Bangkok after the military seized power on May 22. Pic: AP.

”The streets are quiet, there are no protests and people are happy!” This is a common justification of the military coup in Thailand. And often - despite apparent ongoing repression of dissent - the proponents of the army's actions base these claims on the results of opinion polls....

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