“Today I have to go all the way to Khon Kaen to report to the police,” said Chiranuch Premchaipoen, the editor of Thailand’s well-known online news site Prachatai during a recent conversation in Bangkok. … “We have changed our domain name eight times since April,” she said, referring to the month wh
As the title suggests, the Malaysian police (Royal Malaysian Police/RMP or Polis DiRaja Malaysia/PDRM) are accorded Royal treatment in Malaysia. They get away with something only Malaysia’s Royals (and powerful people connected to the ruling party) can do (Read here). The data released from P. Utha
Shawn Crispin of Asia Times (ATol) has an interview with Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva (see previous interview of Abhisit by Crispin from 2007 here). The interview covers a wide range of topics including the Democrats surviving dissolution, proposed lifting of the state of emergency, the bom
Today they were the little Heroes on Ratchaprasong! Tomorrow they will be Thailand's Leaders! It was very encouraging to see so many more younger people today on Ratchaprasong than before. The Redshirts are becoming a true people's movement. That's a very significant step towards the ultimate victory.
… All that bowing and kow-towing To remind you of your royalty, I find a most disgusting exhibition. I wouldn’t ask a Siamese cat To demonstrate his loyalty By taking this ridiculous position How would you like it if you were a man Playing the part of a toad. Crawling around on your elbows and knees
Here are some images of yesterday’s Red Shirt protest at Ratchaprasong taken by an anonymous New Mandala reader. Several paintings were exhibited there including a very large homage to Guernica, with some Thai symbolism. A large white piece of plastic was placed in front of the paintings, and p
Juice Media Rap News, with Robert Foster. Episode 6 of the Investigative Rap Journalism has dropped: December 2010 and Cablegate has burst open. With a steady trickle of Diplomatic communiques leaking out every single day, the Book of Revelations is expanding dramatically. In all the hubbub, the glo
2 November, 2004. New Zealand and Thailand have begun the fourth and possibly final round in negotiations for a free-trade agreement, which New Zealand hopes to conclude by November 19, before the next APEC summit. The New Zealand government acknowledged ...
Was last Thursday's meeting between Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjjajiva and Thida Thavornseth, chair of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), at a restaurant in the Miracle Grand Hotel near Lak Si a coincidence or intentionally planned?