Tongue-Thai’ed – With ‘love’ from Bangkok to Beijing

Originally published at Siam Voices on August 6, 2015 “If I were a woman I will fall in love with his excellency” – Thai Foreign Minister Thanasak Patimapakorn _____________________________ This is part XXXI of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. … More Tongue-Thai’ed – With ‘love’ from Bangkok to Beijing

Tongue-Thai’ed! – When human rights are too “extreme”

Originally published at Siam Voices on March 4, 2015 This is part XXX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It is hard to deny that the human rights situation in Thailand has sharply deteriorated … More Tongue-Thai’ed! – When human rights are too “extreme”

Tongue-Thai’ed! – Tough week for Prayuth ends in another tirade

Originally published at Siam Voices on January 30, 2015 This is part XXIX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It’s been quite an eventful week in Thailand and a challenging one for the military … More Tongue-Thai’ed! – Tough week for Prayuth ends in another tirade

Tongue-Thai’ed!: The 3 most ludicrous things said in Thailand this week

Originally published at Siam Voices on October 3, 2014 This is part XXV, XXVI and XXVII of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It’s been a while since this section has graced this blog and … More Tongue-Thai’ed!: The 3 most ludicrous things said in Thailand this week

Tongue-Thai’ed!: Whistle blown on Abhisit’s spurious pleas for reform

Originally published at Siam Voices on January 9, 2014 This is part XXIV of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. Ever since deciding not to compete in the upcoming snap-elections on February 2 after … More Tongue-Thai’ed!: Whistle blown on Abhisit’s spurious pleas for reform

Tongue-Thai’ed!: Chalerm’s back in charge, his successor disagrees!

Originally published at Siam Voices on November 22, 2013 This is part XXIV of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. The latter half of 2013 was not very kind to veteran Thai politician Chalerm … More Tongue-Thai’ed!: Chalerm’s back in charge, his successor disagrees!

Tongue-Thai’ed!: Democrats’ Surin and Godwin’s law, again!

Originally published at Siam Voices on November 8, 2013 This is part XXIII of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. With the anti-amnesty bill protests in full swing all week long in the capital … More Tongue-Thai’ed!: Democrats’ Surin and Godwin’s law, again!

Tongue-Thai’ed!: Democrat poster boy Abhisit loses his manners

Originally published at Siam Voices on September 10, 2013 This is part XXII of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. Former Thai prime minister and leader of the opposition Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva was … More Tongue-Thai’ed!: Democrat poster boy Abhisit loses his manners

Tongue-Thai’ed!: Has Thailand’s self-proclaimed chief censor crossed the LINE?

Originally published at Siam Voices on August 14, 2013 This is part XXI of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, in which we encapsulate the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures – in short: everything we hear that makes us go “Huh?!”. Check out all past entries here. Thailand has a long line … More Tongue-Thai’ed!: Has Thailand’s self-proclaimed chief censor crossed the LINE?

Tongue-Thai’ed! Part XX: Of protester ‘garbage’, ancient kings and deputy PMs

Originally published at Siam Voices on May 12, 2013 This is part XX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, in which we encapsulate the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures – in short: everything we hear that makes us go “Huh?!”. Check out all past entries here. Chiang Mai will host the 2nd … More Tongue-Thai’ed! Part XX: Of protester ‘garbage’, ancient kings and deputy PMs