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  • NEWS

    Viral clicks that rocked the boat

    News, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 29/12/2018

    » In the year 2018, netizens widely used their Facebook pages and other social media platforms to scrutinise matters of public interest ranging from politics and crimes to social issues.

  • NEWS

    What we watched in 2018

    Life, Published on 26/12/2018

    » The great and the good from the silver screen, TV screen and phone screen.

  • OPINION

    'My country's got' these socio-political ills

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 02/11/2018

    » The explosive Rap Against Dictatorship music video that has taken Thailand by storm has raised myriad socio-political questions and issues. Known in Thai as <i>Prathet Ku Mee</i>, the sensational music video has been viewed on YouTube more than 25 million times in just 10 days in a country of 69 million people, a feat in its own right and a record for its artistic kind in Thailand. How this five-minute rap song in the Thai language has done so much says a lot about where Thailand has been and where it is going.

  • LEARNING

    Police back down on 'Prathet Ku Mee' threat

    Gary Boyle, Published on 30/10/2018

    » Police have backed down on a threat to press charges against the artists behind the Rap Against Dictatorship project over the lyrics to their song "Prathet Ku Mee".

  • 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".

  • OPINION

    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.

  • NEWS

    Peak army

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 29/10/2017

    » We have seen Thais come together so many times, but never like that.

  • NEWS

    Mind the generation gap

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 17/07/2016

    » They wear deep red lipstick modelled after their idol, Taylor Swift. They worship the Apple and Visa brands, and enjoy music ranging from One Direction, DJ Calvin Harris and The 1975, as well as lesser-known performers with niche followings.

  • NEWS

    Jatuporn challenges military to arrest him

    News, Published on 30/04/2016

    » United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) leader Jatuporn Prompan on Friday cried foul after being linked to a group of suspects charged with violating the computer crime law and inciting unrest under Section 116 of the Criminal Code.

  • NEWS

    PM pens new song for support

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 23/12/2015

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has launched his new song in what is seen as a bid to seek public support for his government's work following growing pressure from critics at home and abroad. 

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