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A screenshot from the short film '30' shows students painting a picture of HItler. Image via YouTube.

Bizarre Hitler scene sneaks into Thai junta propaganda movie

By Tue, Dec 09, 2014 6:27PM UTC Comments Off A screenshot from the short film '30' shows students painting a picture of HItler. Image via YouTube.

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

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 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...

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

By Wed, May 15, 2013 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Tongue-Thai’ed!: Of protester ‘garbage’, ancient kings and deputy PMs

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...

Thai TV station red-faced after Thatcher-Streep gaffe

By Tue, Apr 09, 2013 1:30PM UTC Comments Off A screenshot of a news program on Thailand's Channel 5 showing actress Meryl Streep as former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher instead of the real recently-deceased Thatcher. (Picture by Nopadol Prompasit/Facebook)

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...

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