Search Switch
Remove

Showing 1-10 of 2,290 results

  • NEWS

    Academic freedom curbs decried

    Saritdet Marukatat, Published on 20/09/2014

    » Human Rights Watch called on the government on Saturday to end attempts to curb academic freedom in the wake of a ban on a seminar at Thammasat University.

  • NEWS

    'Unelected' Prayut warns against political forums

    Published on 19/09/2014

    » Prayut Chan-o-cha reminded academics and activists on Friday that he is not an elected prime minister and said he will not allow political forums to derail his reconciliation campaign.

  • LEARNING

    Thammasat reconsiders ban on 112 activities

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 06/02/2012

    » Thammasat rector Somkit Lertpaithoon said he will ask executives to reconsider the decision to prohibit the use of the campus for activities related to the lese majeste law.

  • NEWS

    Joshua Wong due to mark Oct 6 events

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Lessons learned from the youth-led Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong will be conveyed by Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong for the 40th commemorations of Thailand's Oct 6, 1976, massacre.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The pastoral romance returns

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/09/2018

    » The star-crossed lovers coo. They ride their buffaloes through a verdant field, splash mud, evade spiteful parents, and make a vow at the shrine of the banyan tree. But their romance, like all memorable romances in books and life, is doomed by the circumstances of fate, tragic and scarred, and their destiny is one of the most heartbreaking in the canon of Siamese literature and film.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Massacre's memory

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 20/07/2017

    » The noblest thing is to remember the dead, no matter how long it has been. In the documentary Respectfully Yours, friends and families of some of the victims of the Oct 6, 1976, massacre remember those who were brutally maimed, tortured and killed on the grounds of Thammasat University 41 years ago, as the police and right-wing militia laid siege.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The inciting incident

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 06/10/2017

    » On Sept 24, 1976, two electricians were beaten and hanged to death from the top of a gate somewhere in Nakhon Pathom, victims of an escalating right-wing terror in Thai politics of that heady decade. Two weeks later, as protests against the return to the Kingdom of former dictator Gen Thanom Kittikajorn gathered steam, students at Thammasat University staged a play about the hanging of the two men. Soon the photographs of the play were used by nationalists to whip up anger and fear of communism, which led to the massacre on the morning of Oct 6 as police and militias laid siege to the university, killing, maiming and brutalising scores of people in one of the worst incidents of bloodshed in modern Thai history.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Dragon's Heart returns

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 26/08/2016

    » Musicals about the lives of Thai defenders of democracy and human rights have come to define director and playwright Pradit Prasartthong's body of work since he founded the Anatta Theatre Troupe in 2012. He's imagined the intimate and personal moments of the late writer Sriburapa, first lady Poonsuk Banomyong and former rector of Thammasat University and Free Thai Movement member Puey Ungphakorn.

  • OPINION

    'Bob' Halliday gone, but his light lives on

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 03/06/2017

    » Bob told me many stories from a time when I hadn't even been born: During the Oct 14, 1973 student uprising, the authorities suspected he was a spy. When the Oct 6, 1976 massacre took place and the stench of blood was still fresh at Thammasat University, he surveyed the wreckage and bemoaned the state of the country he had adopted as his new home. Some evenings he reminisced on how he had lived through several dictators and prime ministers, hijacked or elected, overthrown or incapacitated -- he talked about Richard Nixon, Thanom Kittikachorn, Tanin Kraivixien, Thaksin Shinawatra, Prayut Chan-o-cha, etc. It didn't matter what happened, he'd say, as long as he could prowl produce markets in search of the perfect durian -- the caramelised Holy Grail of the fruit he adored above all else, the fruit that, as he'd say, made him "slobber like a mastiff".

Your recent history

  • Recently searched

    • Recently viewed links

      Did you find what you were looking for? Have you got some comments for us?