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    '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.

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    'Pluem' spreads his political wings

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 16/10/2018

    » Surabot Leekpai, the 30-year-old fledgling Democrat Party member, says he is a politician who understands Thai youth.

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    Off the leash

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 20/10/2019

    » "Dogs whine to communicate their physical, mental and emotional states..." At first glance, Dogwhine's artist bio reads like the opening to a freshman's college essay. Then, out of the blue, what initially appears to be a direct quote from the dictionary turns into a sly jab at the absurd prohibition on political gatherings of five or more people imposed by the junta: "Not all whines are created equally. Sometimes dogs gather to whine in group. When they come together more than five, they often get chased or taken away." Like hip-hop firebrands Rap Against Dictatorship who brought us the brilliant anti-junta Prathet Ku Mee (What's My Country Got), this Bangkok five-piece are unapologetically political from the outset.

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    New media theatre

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 18/10/2019

    » The first bilingual podcast on the Bangkok performing arts scene, Bangkok Offstage Podcast is hosted by two Thai theatre critics: Amitha Amranand and Kaewta Ketbungkan. The podcast deals with discussions, reviews and interviews of local and foreign artists who perform on the Bangkok stage. Amitha is a writer, translator and language and writing teacher. She has been a theatre critic for the Bangkok Post since 2006 and teaches journalistic writing at Chulalongkorn University. She is on the artistic committee of the Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting. Kaewta Ketbungkan is a writer, translator and content creator with strong knowledge in Thai cinema, theatre and culture from her nine-year experience in broadcast journalism. She has been an active member of the International Association of Theatre Critics — Thailand Center since 2016. Currently, she is developing her website www.annkaewta.com. Guru discuss the need for such a podcast and Thailand's theatre scene with Amitha and Kaewta.

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    Campaign trail blues

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 13/05/2019

    » Rajesh Agarwal recalls the 1980s with fond nostalgia. Whenever Indians went to the polls back then, business was brisk for the co-owner of Chhagan Lal & Sons, an international promotional merchandise company based in Jaipur.

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    'Young Bloods' shock

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/10/2018

    » In the series "Young Bloods", the <i>Bangkok Post</i> has presented many supposedly young political talents. Actually a very good idea.

  • News & article

    Time to come clean

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/06/2019

    » Re: "Cops scrutinise MP's posts", (BP, June 11).

  • News & article

    Tackling the 'lone wolves'

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/03/2019

    » The worst massacre of innocents in eight years occurred in peaceful Christchurch on Friday. In a 36-minute orgy in two separate mosques, 50 people were shot dead. A definitely demented but functioning man created an unwatchable Facebook video as he killed from close range. Heroes emerged from the mosque mats and in police ranks, but the worst of the killer's work was done.

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    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.

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    Bring English to life

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/12/2018

    » Re: "Rethink English class", (PostBag, Dec 26).

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