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Thailand opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva seen during anti-government protests in November. Pic: AP.

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

By Thu, Jan 09, 2014 12:00PM UTC 1 Comment Thailand opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva seen during anti-government protests in November. Pic: AP.

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...

Tongue-Thai’ed!: Chalerm’s back in charge, his successor disagrees!

By Fri, Nov 22, 2013 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Chalerm Yubamrung. Pic: AP.

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. The latter half of 2013 was not very kind to veteran Thai politician Chalerm Yubamrung. (In)famous for his hotheaded, downright incendiary outspokenness, the...

Tongue-Thai’ed!: Democrats’ Surin and Godwin’s law, again!

By Fri, Nov 08, 2013 10:40AM UTC Comments Off Surin Pitsuwan. Pic: AP

This is part XXIII 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. With the anti-amnesty bill protests in full swing all week long in the capital Bangkok, the opposition Democrat Party have stepped up their...

Tongue-Thai’ed!: Democrat poster boy Abhisit loses his manners

By Tue, Sep 10, 2013 9:30AM UTC 1 Comment Thai Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva. Pic: AP.

This is part XXII 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. Former Thai prime minister and leader of the opposition Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva was and still is by some regarded as a well-mannered...

Tongue-Thai’ed!: Has Thailand’s self-proclaimed chief censor crossed the LINE?

By Wed, Aug 14, 2013 10:00AM UTC 4 Comments Image from the Line website: line.naver.jp

This is part XXI 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. Thailand has a long line of officers, politicians and other authority figures who think...

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