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Stunned by reporting

Well, we know nothing should stun us when it comes to Thailand, its politics and its media. Yet a report at the Bangkok Post is seriously stunning. 306 more words

Updated: Monks and sedition

PPT has said several times that it has little to offer on the standard reporting on the military state’s siege of Wat Dhammakaya.

That said, we were staggered to read the… 342 more words

Going south I

Things seem to be getting complicated for the military dictatorship. Earlier on, ruling required a heavy boot and an iron fist. Throw activists in jail, charge them, repress intellectuals and academics, press the media, cut off the red shirt leadership and use lese majeste to silence opponents. 321 more words

It’s strange in junta land

Life under the military dictatorship has become increasingly strange. Two recent examples are emblematic of how logic, rules and normality have been altered.

The first is of yet another “suicide” in jail. 328 more words

16 year sentence in palace lese majeste case

The Criminal Court has sentenced a “property dealer” to 16 years imprisonment on lese majeste charges. Boontham Boonthepprathan, 65, was reduced by 4 years, to 12 years, for his “useful testimony during the trial.” 346 more words