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No laughing matter: Thai junta leader’s renewed threat to media

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015 10:15AM UTC 0 Comment

THE allegations against the four men are severe: they are accused of being in connection to an alleged ”terrorism network” plotting to launch bomb attacks in Bangkok. A blast on March 7 at the Criminal Court (where no one was injured) is being pinned on them. They were held in military barracks for almost a week without charges, in accordance with martial law that is still in force since the military coup almost a year ago....

Bizarre Hitler scene sneaks into Thai junta propaganda movie

By Tue, Dec 09, 2014 6:27PM UTC Comments Off

A bizarre and brief scene depicting Thai students painting a picture of Adolf Hitler has made its way into a propaganda short film financed by the military government. "30" by director Kulp Kaljaruek is part of the "Thai Niyom" ("Thai Pride") movie aimed at promoting the "12 core values" drawn up by by junta leader and Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha shortly after the military coup of May 22, 2014....

Siam Voices 2013 review – Part 5: What else happened in Thailand…?

By Tue, Dec 31, 2013 11:00AM UTC 0 Comment

This is the final part of our Siam Voices 2013 year in review, as we look what else made headlines in Thailand in the past 12 months – including the strange, outrageous and ridiculous. You can read the previous parts here: Part 1: Politics - Part 2: Lèse Majesté & the media – Part 3: The Rohingya – Part 4: Education and...

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

By Wed, Aug 14, 2013 10:00AM UTC 4 Comments

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...

Tongue-Thai’ed!: Of protester ‘garbage’, ancient kings and deputy PMs

By Wed, May 15, 2013 10:00AM UTC 0 Comment

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...