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Thailand: Opposition Leader Given Jail Term for Insulting Ex-PM in 2009

The Associated Press

BANGKOK — A top leader of Thailand’s “Red Shirt” political movement was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail for insulting a former prime minister, the latest blow to the supporters of another ex-prime minister, billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra. 237 more words

Thailand Floods: At Least 8 Dead

At least eight people have died and two are missing due to flooding in southern Thailand, officials confirmed Saturday.

Heavy rains have in the four southern-most provinces have affected more than 1,415 villages, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said. 279 more words

Thailand's Military Seems In No Hurry To Hold Elections

Thailand’s Prime Minister PrayuthChan-ocha smiles after a group photo session after an audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Government House in Bangkok September 4, 2014. 396 more words

We All Know About Donkey Kong

The headline says “Thais honor monkeys with elaborate banquet” but what it really means is “Thais make offerings to buy off monkey overlords”. Things get lost in translation sometimes. Source

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