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ThaiMiniCult’s newest puritan crusade targets underboob selfies

By Thu, Mar 19, 2015 8:20AM UTC 0 Comment

Thailand’s overzealous cultural watchdogs made international headlines again this week, and as usual for entirely the wrong reasons. This time, they have targeted yet another apparent online phenomenon: Thailand’s military government warned women on Monday against posting ‘selfie’ photos of the lower half of their breasts – a social media trend that has gone viral –...

Why has Thailand banned the Tropico 5 video game?

By Wed, Aug 06, 2014 7:59AM UTC Comments Off on Why has Thailand banned the Tropico 5 video game?

Ever since the military coup of May 22, 2014 the junta that is ruling Thailand has imposed strict censorship measures on the media and has shown repeatedly that it will not tolerate criticism. ...

Thailand threatens to sue Singapore for ‘stealing’ Songkran

By Wed, Mar 19, 2014 10:10AM UTC 21 Comments

As April approaches again, so is the traditional Thai New Year's festival known as "Songkran". Many Thais will take the days off and travel to their families, conduct merit-making and/or join in the fun of splashing each other with water - which has arguably taken over as the main part of Songkran for many, most of all foreign tourists....

Thai documentary on Preah Vihear border conflict banned

By Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:55AM UTC 0 Comment

A Thai independent documentary about the disputed border region with Cambodia and the ancient Hindu temple Preah Vihear has been banned from screening in Thailand for “national security” reasons, according to the filmmaker. The movie “Boundary” or “ฟ้าต่ำแผ่นดินสูง” (literally “Low heaven, high ground”) by Nontawat Numbenchapol revolves around a young Thai soldier from the violent crackdown...

Thai Culture Minister slams SNL ‘Rosetta Stone’ sketch

By Tue, Feb 05, 2013 10:15AM UTC 0 Comment

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...