This is part XX 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. Chiang Mai will host the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit this week. Leaders from 50...
Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away on Monday at the age of 87 and with the passing of a historical figure like her, the mechanisms of the media go into full swing as her political legacies are discussed with either passion or loathing (while social media discussed whether or not the etiquette-based courtesy...
This is the XVIIIth edition 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. One of the first light-hearted stories of 2013 took a very disturbing...
By Saksith Saiyasombut A Thai Buddhist cult movement claims to know the whereabouts of Steve Jobs in the afterlife. A TV special on DMC.tv, the satellite TV channel of the Dhammakāya (pronounced “tah-mah-guy”) Movement, and its website have given their take on the question hardly anyone was asking in the first place: Where is Steve...
By Saksith Saiyasombut After last month’s public misbehavior involving a Thai MP peeking on a pornographic image on his phone (we reported), another crass misdemeanor played out for everybody to see in the Thai parliament. This time, a heated debate escalated in one MP giving the Hitler salute and screaming “Heil Hitler” at the top of...
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