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Compulsive loquaciousness: Thai junta PM goes off script at media gala dinner

By Thu, Apr 30, 2015 11:00AM UTC 3 Comments

Thailand's Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha's keynote speech at gala dinner in front of international media representatives is yet another example of the junta leader's unpredictable talkativeness, while his understanding of the media differs greatly from the international audience he was talking to....

No laughing matter: Thai junta leader’s renewed threat to media

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015 10:15AM UTC 0 Comment

THE allegations against the four men are severe: they are accused of being in connection to an alleged ”terrorism network” plotting to launch bomb attacks in Bangkok. A blast on March 7 at the Criminal Court (where no one was injured) is being pinned on them. They were held in military barracks for almost a week without charges, in accordance with martial law that is still in force since the military coup almost a year ago....

Tongue-Thai’ed! – When human rights are too “extreme”

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 10:30AM UTC 0 Comment

This is part XXX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It is hard to deny that the human rights situation in Thailand has sharply deteriorated since last year’s coup which brought in the authoritative...

Al-Jazeera welcomes Egypt’s release of reporter Peter Greste

By Mon, Feb 02, 2015 1:56PM UTC 0 Comment

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Al Jazeera says it is pleased that Australian reporter Peter Greste has been released from an Egyptian prison and is demanding that authorities now release two of its other correspondents still behind bars....

Tongue-Thai’ed! – Tough week for Prayuth ends in another tirade

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015 7:30AM UTC Comments Off

This is part XXIX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It’s been quite an eventful week in Thailand and a challenging one for the military government. Not only did it feel the need to...