After a short hiatus, I’m happy to finally announce that today I’m beginning my new job as Channel NewsAsia’s new IndoChina Correspondent based at their Bangkok Bureau. I’m excited to be back in the city and being back on the air reporting on country has changed a lot since my last stint, to say the … More Starting a new chapter
After almost six years and nearly 400 articles, this is my last post at Asian Correspondent. Seriously. For real. It’s been quite a journey. Read the full article HERE.
Originally published at Siam Voices on December 24, 2015 A definitively incomplete look back at a year in 2015 where few things made headlines for the right reasons. FOR the second time since its most recent assumption of powers, the Thai military junta has presented its annual government performance to the general public. This was the … More Thailand in 2015: Some personal thoughts
Originally published at Siam Voices on October 30, 2015 Thailand’s military government is becoming increasingly blatant about its intentions to stay in power THAILAND’S Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has never been shy about letting everybody know his opinions. The junta leader also expects everybody to listen. Nobody knows that better than the local journalists who have endured the daily … More Thailand’s indefinite roadmap: Prayuth threatens to ‘stay on’ in power
Originally published at Siam Voices on October 2, 2015 Junta backtracks on plans to bottleneck Thailand’s internet traffic through a single gateway after online backlash Imagine this: you are being awarded for something you haven’t done but you go to the reception gala anyway because it’s too tempting to miss the limelight. That’s what happened last Tuesday in New … More Thailand’s ‘single gateway’ internet plan backfires spectacularly
Originally published at Siam Voices on September 30, 2015 Thai police are confident that they have arrested the main suspect in the deadly Erawan Shrine bombing – just in time for a certain official… IT’S an equation with many unknown variables that the Thai police have been dealing with since August 17, when the deadly bomb attack … More Squaring the circles: Thai police close case on Bangkok bomber hunt
Originally published at Siam Voices on September 25, 2015 Plans by the Thai military government to restrict the country’s internet traffic through a single gateway has raised concerns not only in the IT community, but among a public who fear authorities will easily be able to control what they can see and what they can not. It seems that … More Thailand to tighten grip on Internet with its own ‘Great Firewall’
Originally published at Siam Voices on September 15, 2015 UPDATE [Sep 15, 2015 – 17:35h local Bangkok time]: Thai journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk as well as former Pheu Thai Party MPs Pichai Naripthaphan and Karun Hosakul have been released from military detention. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Two opposition politicians and a journalist are among a new wave of detainments by Thailand’s military government. … More Attitude re-adjustments: A new crackdown by Thailand’s military junta?
Originally published at Siam Voices on September 10, 2015 As investigations around the Bangkok deadly bomb attacks continue, the Thai police paraded a main suspect around the scene of the blast in a public reenactment. But why is this odd practice still being carried out? You wouldn’t notice that not too long ago something happened … More Bangkok bombing: Why are Thai police still holding crime reenactments?
Originally published at Siam Voices on the morning of September 6, 2015 UPDATE (11.00 AM, Sunday, September 6, 2015): The National Reform Council has REJECTED the constitutional draft with 134 to 105 votes and 7 abstentions. A new constitution has to be drafted and thus a whole new process with an all new committee is set in motion, … More Opinion: Low stakes for Thai military junta in constitution draft vote