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Thailand: Nitarat academic attacked outside university

Thailand: Nitarat academic attacked outside university

By Thu, Mar 01, 2012 11:08AM UTC Comments Off Thailand: Nitarat academic attacked outside university

BANGKOK (AP) — A law professor leading a campaign to reform laws concerning Thailand’s monarchy says he was assaulted by two men at the Bangkok university where he teaches. Assistant Professor Worachet Pakeerut said the men punched him in the face in a Thammasat University parking lot Wednesday. The unknown assailants then fled by motorcycle....

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

By Tue, Feb 07, 2012 7:40PM UTC 21 Comments Hate, speech, freedom and expression: The effigies of Khana Nitirat

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...

Tongue-Thai’ed! Part X: The one where Prayuth calls Nitirat ‘abnormal’

By Tue, Feb 07, 2012 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Tongue-Thai’ed! Part X: The one where Prayuth calls Nitirat ‘abnormal’

By Saksith Saiyasombut “Tongue-Thai’ed!” encapsulates the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures – in short: everything we hear that makes us go “Huh?!”. Check out all past entries here. Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha is by a stretch the most outspoken highest-ranked military officer in recent history....

Don’t use knowledge to distort morality

By Mon, Feb 06, 2012 2:04AM UTC Comments Off Don’t use knowledge to distort morality

BP saw a similar photo in the papers the other day and have been meaning to blog on it. It is of a group of journalism students at Thammasat University protesting against Nitirat as seen from the below photo: Caption: Former and current journalism students rally at Thammasat University against (!) proposals of the Nitirat’s...

Thammasat University split as it debates for and against Nitirat

By Fri, Feb 03, 2012 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Former and current journalism students rally at Thammasat University against proposals of the Nitirat's group to reform the constitution and the lèse majesté law. (Source: Facebook)

By Saksith Saiyasombut The debates over the Nitirat group’s proposals to amend the constitution and the lèse majesté law have become considerably heated and in parts downright ugly over the past weeks. Thammasat University became the venue and the center of controversy as most of the lectures of the group (consisting of 7 Thammasat law lectures)...

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