We have written numerous times about the armed forces’ open disdain for the press. Who can forget army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha’s very frequent furious outbursts against the press, most recently against ThaiPBS for the controversial monarchy debate where he essentially told all critics of the lèse majesté law to leave the country. Now in Friday’s Bangkok...
New details have emerged about the alleged shooting at Rohingya refugees by Thai navy officers in which as many as 20 people were killed, according to witness reports (we reported). The New York-based NGO Human Rights Watch has released a statement calling on the Thai government for an investigation. HRW also published their own findings...
UPDATE: This story was initially made by the ABC‘s Zoe Daniels in cooperation with Phuketwan, here is her report. According to reports, between two and 15 Rohingya migrants were killed by Thai military troops who opened fire on them in a botched boat transfer north of Phuket. The killings, which are said to have occurred...
Thai authorities have “sold off” ethnic Rohingya migrants who have arrived in Thailand by boat to people smugglers, according to both local and international media. Last week we reported on the fate of the 74 Rohingya migrants, among them many women and children, that were intercepted by Thai officials on New Year’s Day. They were traveling...
SPIRe Seminar Week 1: “De-constructing the (Post) Modern Military: The Operational Theory Research Institute as a Case of Sociology of…By University College Dublin Fri, Jan 18, 2013 3:57PM UTC 0 Comment
SPIRe Seminar Week 1: “De-constructing the (Post) Modern Military: The Operational Theory Research Institute as a Case of Sociology of Intervention”" byUCDspirePosted onJanuary 18, 2013 SPIRe’s Dr. Tamir Libel will launch the SPIRe spring seminar series with his presentation entitled “De-constructing the (Post) Modern Military: The Operational Theory Research Institute as a Case of Sociology of Intervention” on Wednesday January 23 from 12:00-13:00 in G316 Newman Building, UCD Belfield.AbstractDuring the 1980s,Western militaries began developing operational-level doctrine andtraining. Nearly a decade later, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) began to experimentwith similar ideas. The present Fresh Perspective will examine one: the IDF,...
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