This is part XIX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, in which we encapsulate 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. In her tenure for almost two years now, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra generally comes...
A recent report indicated that the impact of social media on the next parliamentary election in India would be significant. Sponsored by the Internet and Mobile Association of India and conducted by IRIS Knowledge Foundation, the study contends that the outcome in 287 seats out of India’s 543 parliamentary seats would be influenced by the...
Singapore’s Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) have sent out letters demanding apologies from several websites after criticism was made of the court’s decision to sentence Yuan Zhenghua to 25 months in jail. In 2012, Yuan hijacked a taxi at Changi Airport and crashed it, killing an airport worker. He was given his sentence on Monday. Comments then...
About two weeks ago, the long-running US-American TV-show “Saturday Night Live” on NBC* had a skit lampooning the language-learning software Rosetta Stone (see embedded video below). In the parody commercial, some of the testimonials claim to use the software to learn Thai, order “to go to Thailand – for a thing…!” Of course, given that these...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese blogger has been stopped from flying to the United States to pick up a human rights award on behalf of his father and sister. Huynh Trong Hieu said Wednesday that police detained him at Ho Chi Minh airport on Sunday. He says they questioned him for two hours and...
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