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    Memes of dissent

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 14/08/2023

    » It is not as whimsical as it seems. After the onset of the largest pro-democracy movement since the military coup in 2014, university and high school students cuddled hamster dolls and ran around in circles. "Delicious tax!", hundreds of them sang, from a cartoon jingle at Democracy Monument in late July 2020. Crowdsourced from a social media platform, Hamtaro, a shorthand for caged mice demanding freedom, spawned many internet memes, including a greedy caricature of junta leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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    Pita's PM hopes hang on a miracle

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 10/07/2023

    » Judgement day for Pita Limjaroenrat's quest to become Thailand's 30th prime minister has been set for July 13, 19 and 20. The event is significant because, if Mr Pita is selected, Thailand may see unprecedented changes in the next four years if the campaign policies promised by the Move Forward Party are implemented, partially if not in their entirety.

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    MFP urged not to back down on S112

    Post Reporters, Published on 07/07/2023

    » The Move Forward Party (MFP) must not back down on its push to amend the lese-majeste law, reform the armed forces and pardon those indicted for expressing political opinions, otherwise it will lose mass support, says human rights lawyer Anon Nampa.

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    Handling the purse

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/05/2023

    » Re: "MFP needs solid team", (Editorial, May 22).

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    Giving evidence

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 20/03/2023

    » Under authoritarian rule, truths are silenced, censored and mutilated. Yet, many people find ways to tell their stories. It is an irony, though, that a repressive regime is a precondition of creative resistance.

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    Rubber-duck calendar a 112 offence

    Published on 08/03/2023

    » A court has jailed a man for two years for selling satirical calendars featuring yellow rubber ducks that prosecutors said defamed the royal family.

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    Hunger strikers back in hospital

    Published on 03/03/2023

    » Two activists who have been on a hunger strike for 44 days to press for the release of political prisoners were rushed back to hospital in critical condition on Friday evening after spending a week protesting outside the Supreme Court.

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    How did China surpass Thailand?

    Oped, Published on 22/12/2022

    » Thailand revolutionised its political and administrative systems in 1932, well before China, which did not start until 1949. The shared drive for this revolution was the economic hardship of the populace. Both Thailand and China were poor nations. Their economy stagnated and was under the control of the privileged groups, the elite rulers in the case of Thailand, and the bourgeois in China. People in the countryside were left with economic plight and suffering. Initially, Thailand had taken a leap toward reform by changing into a constitutional monarchy following a coup led by Khana Ratsadon (the People's Party), supported by young military personnel and Thai students who graduated overseas, to spur economic development and improve the economic well-being of the public.

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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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    Protesters warned to stay away

    Gary Boyle, Published on 16/11/2022

    » Police have warned protest groups not to cause disturbances during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit later this week and stay at a designated protest site.

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