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    When art gets stifled

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 21/11/2022

    » 'Art is short, a case is long," read a banner. Students apparently hijacked the well-known motto "art is long, life is short" by Prof Silpa Bhirasri, the father of Thai modern art, in protest of Chiang Mai University's legal action against its own lecturers and a student who "trespassed" on the art centre to exhibit works, some of which might challenge those in power, last year. It is a case in point for stifling democracy in Thai art.

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    Meaningful Music

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 20/05/2022

    » Hip-hop group Thaitanium made a "comeback" with a song called Por Mueng (I'm Your Dad) earlier this week. I put a quotation there because the song has been met with harsh backfire as its lyrics, which are both in Thai and English, contains explicit lines, which can be construed as misogynistic and condescending towards the younger generation of hip-hop artists.

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    Rapper receives Apple hacking warning

    Gary Boyle, Published on 25/11/2021

    » A Thai rapper said he would not be silenced on Thursday after he received messages from Apple warning that hackers could be targeting his phone.

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    Thai rapper 'won't be silenced' after Apple state hacking warning

    AFP, Published on 25/11/2021

    » A Thai rapper vowed not to be silenced on Thursday after he and at least five other government critics received messages from Apple warning that state-sponsored hackers could be targeting their phones.

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    60 Cubans prosecuted so far over protests: official

    AFP, Published on 25/07/2021

    » HAVANA - About 60 Cubans have been prosecuted so far for participating in unprecedented demonstrations against the government earlier this month, a senior official said Saturday.

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    Cuban president denounces unrest as a 'lie'

    AFP, Published on 17/07/2021

    » HAVANA - Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday denounced what he said was a false narrative over unrest on the Caribbean island, speaking during a rally alongside ex-president Raul Castro and before thousands of supporters in Havana.

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    Music Is A Weapon

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 30/04/2021

    » Last Friday, singer-songwriter Trai "Boy" Bhumiratna released a song in support of the medical frontliners in the ongoing battle against Covid-19. He later said in a Facebook post that someone had criticised him for not reflecting on the government's shortcomings. He replied, in gist, that music isn't a weapon but is healing and consoling, and he doesn't think of politics with every breath he takes. This didn't sit well with netizens who brought up his past involvement with the PDRC movement that ultimately led to Prayut Chan-o-cha's premiership.

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    TEST YOURSELF: Saving Face

    Gary Boyle, Published on 03/12/2020

    » Thai artist Alex Face's new exhibition brings hope

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    Blossoming of hope

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 01/12/2020

    » Alex Face aka Patcharapol Tangruen -- a renowned Thai artist -- has always been aware that his works will not last forever. While he may create an incredibly impressive mural today, it might be erased tomorrow as it is either painted over or the wall is simply torn down. The Covid-19 pandemic has only emphasised the fact that many things are vulnerable and uncertain. During the lockdown, Alex's wife ordered flowers for their home and the artist and his 11-year-old daughter created their own still life paintings of blossoms and wilting flowers. His iconic character -- a moody-looking three-eyed childlike figure in a rabbit suit -- is also included in a painting, and that is how he began creating his latest collection titled "Monument Of Hope".

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    Protestors wrap Democracy Monument

    Gary Boyle, Published on 16/11/2020

    » Three pro-democracy rally groups came together on Saturday to wrap Democracy Monument in a huge banner bearing messages calling for reform.

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