Compulsive loquaciousness: Thai junta PM goes off script at media gala dinner

Originally published at Siam Voices on April 30, 2015 Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha’s keynote speech at gala dinner in front of international media representatives is yet another example of the junta leader’s unpredictable talkativeness, while his understanding of the media differs greatly from the international audience he was talking to. Since seizing power almost a … More Compulsive loquaciousness: Thai junta PM goes off script at media gala dinner

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!

Thailand: 2 years after the May 19 crackdown – some personal (and very short) thoughts

Originally published at Siam Voices on May 21, 2012 On Saturday, thousands of red shirts gathered at Ratchaprasong Intersection in Bangkok to commemorate the second anniversary of the violent crackdown against the anti-government protests on May 19, 2010 by the military. Ninety-one people have lost their lives and thousands were wounded in the clashes – protesters, … More Thailand: 2 years after the May 19 crackdown – some personal (and very short) thoughts

No #outrage as Thailand adopts Twitter’s censorship policy

Originally published at Siam Voices on January 31, 2012 Last week, the micro-blogging website Twitter announced an implementation that gives them the possibility to withhold certain tweets to be viewable from certain countries, if legally required to do so. The backlash was expected and came in swiftly with countless of users express their #outrage. While … More No #outrage as Thailand adopts Twitter’s censorship policy

Video: ‘Challenging the Sovereign Narrative’ – (Social) Media in the Thai Political Crisis

Originally published at Siam Voices on December 23, 2011 (Note: This post was supposed to be up much, much earlier but was pushed back due to the floods and the re-relocation of the author back to Germany. Apologies to all involved for the momentous delay!) Back in late September I was invited to hold a … More Video: ‘Challenging the Sovereign Narrative’ – (Social) Media in the Thai Political Crisis

Tongue-Thai’ed! Part IX: The ‘Cib that Frabs’ – Dems target PM Yingluck’s gaffes

Originally published at Siam Voices on October 5, 2011 “Tongue-Thai’ed!” encapsulates 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. Last Sunday the Twitter account of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was ‘hacked’ … More Tongue-Thai’ed! Part IX: The ‘Cib that Frabs’ – Dems target PM Yingluck’s gaffes

Thai PM Yingluck’s Twitter account hacked

Originally published at Siam Voices on October 2, 2011 The Twitter account of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (@PouYingluck) has apparently been taken over by hackers on Sunday morning between 10.22am and 10.43am, and sent out tweets which were critical of the government and its policies. So far, there have been eight such tweets: This … More Thai PM Yingluck’s Twitter account hacked

Announcing: Talk at Payap University on September 27, 2011

This is an open event, anyone is invited to come and you can RSVP on the Facebook event page. Also, you have any suggestions and hints for material, links, videos etc. send me an email, tweet or post on my Facebook page. “Challenging the Sovereign Narrative – Media Perceptions of the Thai Political Crisis and the (missing) Role of … More Announcing: Talk at Payap University on September 27, 2011

Tongue-Thai’ed! Part IV: Korbsak and the red menace

Originally published at Siam Voices on May 24, 2011 “Tongue-Thai’ed!” is the new segment on Siam Voices, where 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. Korbsak Sabhavasu, former … More Tongue-Thai’ed! Part IV: Korbsak and the red menace