They seem to be in a race to the bottom with Cambodia and Burma.
In the words of the Dude: "This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man."
The US ambassador to Thailand is under investigation for royal defamation over comments he made criticising lengthy jail sentences from the kingdom's lese majeste law, a foreign media group and police said Wednesday.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asi ... 32148.html
The government has slammed the British ambassador's comments "supporting law-breakers" and is considering whether to summon him for talks.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politic ... y-commentsI had hoped the fact 200 people allowed to demonstrate at the US Embassy, might be relaxation on freedom of assembly https://t.co/GRrQ9t7Vzj
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Another fantastic public relations exercise by the generals. Keep it up.
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I hope he has arrived by boat for a first-hand experience "on the ground" of the realities of human trafficking and Australian political asylum.takeoman wrote:Meanwhile it is reported in today's Guardian that the senior police officer who conducted the recent human trafficing investigation has applied for political asylum in Australia.
Do you have a link to the article ?
Thailand is an interesting place these days.
Yes, it's called diplomatic immunity. But prosecution or no prosecution, the point is that the Thai authorities are directly confronting both an American and a British government official. This not bode well for ordinary "farang" as this development will likely stir up anti-"farang" sentiment. If you think that will end well, you're a lot more optimistic than I am.Thai police can not prosecute him.
And this is just one relatively minor part of the big picture. Anyway, the tension level is rising steadily.
Wow, you're old. What's the secret?Mojo wrote:i made regular trips to Thailand, but i haven't been back since the first coup
June 24, 1932: The Khana Ratsadon party overthrows the absolute monarchy of King Prajadhipok.
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