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Tongue-Thai’ed! – When human rights are too “extreme”

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 10:30AM UTC 0 Comment

This is part XXX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It is hard to deny that the human rights situation in Thailand has sharply deteriorated since last year’s coup which brought in the authoritative...

Tongue-Thai’ed! – Tough week for Prayuth ends in another tirade

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015 7:30AM UTC Comments Off

This is part XXIX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It’s been quite an eventful week in Thailand and a challenging one for the military government. Not only did it feel the need to...

Tongue-Thai’ed! – Special Edition: Top 10 things the junta said in 2014

By Wed, Dec 31, 2014 10:10AM UTC Comments Off

As you may have noticed, we here at Siam Voices have used our light-hearted Tongue-Thai'ed!-section not as much in 2014 as we would have liked to, since the coup and the ongoing authoritarian rule by the military junta were mostly no laughing matter. However, the generals now in charge of nearly every aspect of life in Thailand are not shy when it comes to sharing their ideas to the population - with varying results....

Tongue-Thai’ed!: The 3 most ludicrous things said in Thailand this week

By Fri, Oct 03, 2014 7:41AM UTC 0 Comment

This is part XXV, XXVI and XXVII of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It’s been a while since this section has graced this blog and while the past couple of months were not lacking...

Tongue-Thai’ed!: Whistle blown on Abhisit’s spurious pleas for reform

By Thu, Jan 09, 2014 12:00PM UTC 1 Comment

This is part XXIV of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. Ever since deciding not to compete in the upcoming snap-elections on February 2 after a lot of meandering, the implosion of the opposition Democrat...