Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak calls it “Letter of Freedom,” the first of others to come. He published the letter on 12 May, one day after his bail release. The following is a translation of the letter. “The 93-day imprisonment and 57-day hunger strike to protest against injustice are now over. Yesterday,
The Songkran holiday ended on a high note for hardcore traditionalists and fans of vigilante (in)justice everywhere. Here’s the story. There’s a group of vigilantes calling itself “Ong-dam Warriors of the Two Seas” (นักรบองค์ดำสองคาบสมุทร). Ong-dam (องค์ดำ) is a name of His Majesty King Naresuan the Great. Sumet Trakulwoonnhoo is the
Education Minister Trinuch Thiengthong is new to the job and hence, deserves the benefit of the doubt. No, not really. In an educational crisis where there’s a witchhunt of students who express democratic opinions. With teachers calling the police, threatening parents, and denying graduation. The only way to save the
Not getting the attention from the mainstream media yesterday is this story. A document from a school in Phuket reveals a list of students denied graduation from Mathayom 3 to Mathayom 4 for several reasons, none of which have to do with academic performance. Gang fights. Participation in gang fights.
There are things considered sacred to a nation. Damaging these sacred things is criminalized by the law. Singer and pro-democracy activist Chaiamorn “Ammy” Kaewwiboonpan of The Bottom Blues faces several charges for his protest activities. The most controversial of which is Section 112, the lese majeste law, which carries three
“ผมเอาไม่อยู่แล้ว แกนนำก็ไม่มีเลย ไม่รู้ใครเป็นใคร” “I can no longer control the situation. There’re no leaders. Nobody knows who’s who.” – Doctor Tosaporn Sirirak posted on his Facebook Page Doctor Tosaporn is a respected figure in the pro-democracy movement. He tried his best, using the loudspeaker and asking the Bad Guards to stand
“It [the education system] punishes, bullies, and humiliates children. They grow up without confidence, afraid to demand their rights.” If Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan had said the quote, Bad Student would applaud him for it, and the Thai education system might have a chance at reform. Alas, it’s Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit