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    Activist: 'Prayut as democracy hero' book a lie

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/04/2018

    » Firebrand activist Srisuwan Janya has vowed to sue the Fine Arts Department if it fails to recalls a book called the History of Thailand, which depicts coup maker and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as a patron of democracy.

  • OPINION

    Soldiers, not servants

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/11/2017

    » Re: "Servant soldiers 'consent' to chores", (BP, Oct 30).

  • OPINION

    Breaking into song on the big vote day

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 06/08/2016

    » Tomorrow is the day. Are you ready? Really, are you ready?Keep calm, get dressed, put on your Sunday smile, and head out to … No, not the referendum booth, or maybe later. First you really must go to the Scala Theatre in Siam Square, where for the first time in Thailand in decades, The Sound of Music will play on the big cinema screen with its historic overflowing of saccharine -- and with one of the strangest anti-dictatorship sentiments ever shown on film.

  • OPINION

    Superficiality takes aim at Scala

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/06/2016

    » There is a mix of rage, gloom and longing as, once again, the fate of the Scala theatre in Siam Square is questioned. To wreck is easy, to save is hard. The jackhammer screeches louder than nostalgia. Will the Scala, that quaint majesty stuck in a prime retail area, that solemn granddaddy in the flashy, messy, heavily commercialised quarter, be next to fall?

  • NEWS

    Cinemas pull plug on 'Hunger Games'

    News, Published on 20/11/2014

    » The management of the Lido and Scala theatres has decided not to show The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 film for fear of political implications.

  • OPINION

    Chula asks us Lido-lovers to feel the pain

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/03/2012

    » Alarmed and despondent, readers have sent feedback to me regarding last week's column on the forthcoming demise of the Lido Theatre. For a second, I thought I had struck my Kony moment, though I'd promised I'd never end up the same way as that video-maker who was caught naked, drunk, and allegedly performing al fresco masturbation just days after his socially-conscious campaign had gone viral. Don't let the urge to save the world short-circuit your head, that's the lowdown.

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