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    Navy's 'toys' indefensible

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 20/02/2017

    » Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, the minister for defence, has confirmed the Royal Thai Navy will spend 13.5 billion baht for one Chinese-made submarine, delivery guaranteed in 2017. Plans to spend 27 billion baht for two additional subs have been approved in principle. It is a disappointing rejection of both public and expert opinion that opposes the long drawn-out plan to equip the navy with submarines on every conceivable ground imaginable.

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    Web crackdown draws ire

    News, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 24/12/2015

    » Academics have slammed the military's iron grip on cyberspace following the 2014 coup.

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    Anti-coup activists arrested for gathering to mark revolution

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 25/06/2016

    » Seven anti-coup activists were arrested yesterday for allegedly defying the regime's ban on political gatherings when they held an event to observe the June 24 Siam revolution in 1932 staged by the Khanarassadorn that led to the country changing from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional one.

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    Detained poet blasts military regime

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 24/05/2016

    » A poet is continuing to challenge the regime in a military court, almost two years after being arrested, calling the coup-makers possible traitors.

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    Regime fails to hit unity goal

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 16/05/2016

    » Having set itself a goal to restore national unity since seizing power almost two years ago, the military regime appears to have fallen short and its persistent use of "special powers" will only perpetuate political conflicts, critics say.


    Art under stress

    Life, Published on 02/12/2015

    » Life's critics take a look at how artists in different fields reflected upon Thailand's political situation over the past 18 months — or why they chose not to.


    Walls close in on free press

    News, Editorial, Published on 06/04/2018

    » With news reports and commentaries swapping between praising and criticising the ruling regime, most mainstream media staff survive direct state intimidation. But two senior journalists recently ran foul of the junta.


    Put people before military

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/10/2017

    » Over the past few years I have noticed some nice developments in Bangkok, such as repaired sidewalks, reduced amount of sidewalk clutter, and more green spaces.


    Going global, for the wrong reasons

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 28/05/2013

    » Civic society groups in Thailand have been doing it for so many years – internationalising local conflicts involving the government so that, hopefully, external pressure will be brought upon the government to resolve the issue.

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    Can Myanmar cinema get a second act?

    Spectrum, Published on 14/07/2013

    » During its 93-year history, Myanmar's film industry has experienced more than its fair share of ups and downs. However, to say that its downward spiral began following the 1962 coup that brought the military and a socialist regime to power _ as many commentators contend _ isn't entirely accurate. Total shutdowns preceded the coup and an arguably more sinister atmosphere developed decades afterwards it.

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