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  • 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.

  • OPINION

    Darkest-day song nothing to be proud of

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 20/02/2019

    » Army commander-in-chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong's decision to order the army-run radio stations to "resurrect" the old ultra-nationalist song Nak Phandin ("Burden on the Land") in an apparent response to the Pheu Thai Party's prime ministerial candidate Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan's threat to cut military spending and Future Forward Party's pledge to scrap mandatory conscription is totally uncalled for.

  • OPINION

    The kids are all right

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 28/10/2018

    » <i>Prathet Ku Mee</i> is no slapped-together concert song. It wasn't made, so much as crafted. The accusatory lyrics are set against the shameful, hovering background of the 1976 dictators' massacre at Thammasat University. The rap song's finale brings the background image of the hanged, beaten student to the front of the picture, before fading out to the hopeful message, "All people unite".

  • NEWS

    Reading elections in the stars

    News, Aekarach Sattaburuth, Published on 17/02/2019

    » The reestablishment of democracy after the March 24 election is not the only thing politicians and citizens are looking forward to.

  • NEWS

    Rapper has more to say as election nears

    Published on 16/02/2019

    » The rhymes came to Nutthapong Srimuong before dawn, when Bangkok is as still as it can be and the night jasmine overpowers the capital with its perfume.

  • 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

    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.

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