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  • 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".

  • THAILAND

    Time on their side

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 18/03/2018

    » They took down the Interpol Red Notice to locate, arrest and hold for extradition Thailand's most infamous wilding child last week. Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya is further off the hook than ever.

  • OPINION

    Life without populism

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 06/05/2018

    » Once upon a time in a land very, very far away with a "government by the people, for the people" there was a plan to fix recalcitrant taxi drivers and make them pick up passengers, politely, and then to reward the drivers with a fare increase. And that plan was carried out in the faraway country, and passengers were happy to reward deserving, hard-working, uncomplaining taxi drivers.

  • THAILAND

    Silence rewarded

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 05/11/2017

    » The prosecutor of Pattani province officially dropped the army's charges under the criminal defamation and Computer Crime Act laws against three civil rights veterans who had the audacity to detail 54 incidents of torture in the deep South and publish a book about them, entitled <i>Torture</i>.

  • OPINION

    Peeing on our parade

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 08/07/2018

    » Free wi-fi is now available for all guests in Hall 3 of Tham Luang, owned by Jao Mae Nang Non.

  • OPINION

    Signs of concern

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 01/07/2018

    » The general prime minister said last week that he really doesn't even want to talk about an election before September. Also, there won't be an election until he's able to announce the success of his programme of national reconciliation.

  • THAILAND

    What, we worry?

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 18/02/2018

    » Last week filled out the cast of the least-awaited drama in Thai TV news history, <i>The Untouchables: Bred Men Walking</i>, starring the Watchman, the FAT man and the Catman.

  • OPINION

    The big issue: The secret plan

    Alan Dawson, Published on 17/04/2016

    » It could be the least-welcome support ever for the general prime minister and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).

  • THAILAND

    The big issue: Vendetta

    Alan Dawson, Published on 09/03/2014

    » The crime that shocked the South has turned out to be a vendetta, as suspected — but with a twist that involves the army, the nation and violent southern gangs in what could be the most dangerous family feud in the country's history.

  • THAILAND

    Skyline Ridge defenders receive their due at last

    Spectrum, Alan Dawson, Published on 08/09/2013

    » The Battle for Skyline Ridge lasted 108 days, involved thousands of troops from four countries, war planes from three, and is probably the least known important military engagement in recent history.

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