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DEMOCRACY? HANG ON A SECOND. DON’T YOU WANT FREEDOM OF SPEECH FIRST?

In Bangkok Post, Gilbert Akudos Ngidwe, migrant workers, military coup, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond2 Comments

THAILAND’S DEMOCRATIC MYTH – The Bangkok Post is currently running an editorial headed ‘Close Net on the Slave Trade’. The newspaper refers to an investigation by the Guardian newspaper in London into slavery in the fishing industry – where troublesome Burmese labourers have been literally murdered and thrown overboard. The details are horrific. One troublesome Burmese man was tied by …

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THAI MILITARY CONTINUES TO CLAMP DOWN IN THE FACE OF INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION

In military coup, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond1 Comment

Jeab a journalist lost her job at Mono Broadcast for this pose (Khao Sod) A so far peaceful coup was increasingly looking like it could turn mean in Thailand tonight as military men continued rounding up potential troublemakers throughout the country and dealt harshly with protesters on the streets of Bangkok. Army Commander Prayuth Chan-Ocha was clearly going to take …