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Former Thai Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun marches at a rally celebrating the completion of a draft charter for a new constitution in Bangkok in 1997. Pic: AP.

The Bangkok Post’s extraordinary retraction

By Thu, Aug 08, 2013 12:30PM UTC Comments Off Former Thai Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun marches at a rally celebrating the completion of a draft charter for a new constitution in Bangkok in 1997. Pic: AP.

The Bangkok Post yesterday had an article entitled “Post retracts Anand front-page article: Yesterday’s edition of the Bangkok Post carried a front-page article with the headline “Anand spurns advisory council”. The Bangkok Post would like to clarify that both the headline and statements attributed to former prime minister Anand Panyarachun in the article are erroneous...

Are Thais really the most adulterous couples in the world?

By Wed, Aug 29, 2012 11:44PM UTC Comments Off Source: Asian Offbeat D:\Od_2012\Blog 2012\Offbeat http:\www.asianoffbeat.com\default.asp?display=1732

By Kaewmala That’s what Durex, the world’s No. 1 condom maker, would have you believe. True or not, statistics has been thrown at the media like a juicy piece of bone. As if on cue the media jumped with all four, grabbed it midair and ran with it. Here’s that piece of bone. The Bangkok...

Why did MCOT blur out the face of a Thai MP viewing an erotic image in parliament?

By Fri, Apr 20, 2012 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Why did MCOT blur out the face of a Thai MP viewing an erotic image in parliament?

Fellow bloggers Andrew and Kaewmala (long detailed and well-researched post that covers a few different other issues which are worth reading) already have posted on the porn-in-parliament fuss yesterday. There are two incidents. First, porn appeared on a parliamentary monitor. Second, an MP was caught looking at an erotic image (upon a closer inspection don’t think...

Fact checking The Nation…..

By Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Fact checking The Nation…..

BP has been busy recently and don’t have time to fact-check all media stories, but in only a few sentences in one article today in  The Nation makes three glaring mistakes that BP couldn’t let slide. The relevant excerpt are below: Two major populism policies are now causing headaches for Yingluck because they are backfiring...

Thai poll shows Northeast trusts Channel 3 and Thai Rath most, ASTV Manager least

By Tue, Apr 17, 2012 1:00AM UTC 1 Comment Thai poll shows Northeast trusts Channel 3 and Thai Rath most, ASTV Manager least

Between February 11-13, the E-Saan Center for Business and Economic Research (ECBER) surveyed 1,093 people in all 20 provinces of the Northeast (Amnat Charoen, Bueng Kan, Buriram, Chaiyaphum, Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Loei, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nongbua Lamphu, Nong Khai, Roi Et, Sakon Nakhon, Sisaket, Surin, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Yasothon). You can...

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