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    A role reversal in this ship of fools

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 04/08/2013

    » Here we go again. At the time you are reading this, out in the streets there are a) clashes and chaos between multitudes of protesters and security personnel, or b) three people in masks and two in multi-colour shirts camping out peacefully in front of Government House.

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    The story of a lese majeste prisoner

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 21/07/2013

    » Sometimes there's no need for commentary, the story speaks for itself. Allegations were made by Thanthawut Taweewarodomkul during a seminar last Sunday, recorded <a href="" target="_blank">and put on YouTube</a>, that ordinary red shirt prisoners and red shirt lese majeste convicts in particular are physically abused by guards and other prisoners; ignored by leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD); and at the mercy of Pheu Thai-appointed lawyers who didn't know and didn't care about their cases.

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    Thailand 2020: Impaired vision?

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 28/07/2013

    » Let the child learn to walk before expecting him to run. Otherwise, he'll trip and fall, suffer a booboo and cry like a baby. But it seems the Thailand 2020 scheme is expecting the child to go straight from crawling to running in the Olympics.

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    Thaksin Isan love affair in full bloom

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 14/07/2013

    » There has been much speculation that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra might dissolve the parliament and call for a snap election later in the year. A wide variety of reasons have been given for why this could happen. But snap or not, as even the opposition Democrat Party has admitted, Pheu Thai would still win.

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    Lose the cloak of great stupidity

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 09/06/2013

    » There's a familiar joke about how most people are stupid. I disagree. Most people aren't stupid, but we all are capable of great stupidity, as well as wonderful brilliance. Unfortunately, the temptation toward great stupidity seems so irresistible.

  • News & article

    Getting over those tribal instincts

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 12/05/2013

    » Thai culture still relies far too much on relationships, rather than ideologies. Time and again we see democratic ideals sacrificed for the sake of relationships on both sides of the political divide. This is why our political structure is often termed a feudal system rather than a true parliamentary democracy.

  • News & article

    Abhisit's 'trial' by fiery rhetoric

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 02/06/2013

    » The Southern Bangkok Criminal Court on Wednesday ruled that Italian journalist Fabio Polenghi was killed by a bullet fired by security forces during the May 19, 2010 dispersal of the red-shirt protesters.

  • News & article

    Power of the three

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 07/04/2013

    » Shifting alliances, it's deliciously Machiavellian. There are no BFFs (best friends forever) in politics. Don't be surprised if the old establishment, the military and the Thaksin Shinawatra political machine make a pact to govern Thailand as a triumvirate, leaving the Democrat Party out in the cold. Don't be surprised if negotiations are already under way to achieve that.

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    Tune in to change by television courts

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 28/04/2013

    » On Tuesday, 300 citizens travelled 200km from Prachuap Khiri Khan province to rally in front of the Appeal Court and demand transparency in the case of environmental activist Charoen Wat-aksorn, who was assassinated on June 21, 2004. Meanwhile, hundreds of red shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship members were holding their own rally in front of the Constitution Court, part of a campaign to gather at least 20,000 names for a petition asking the National Anti-Corruption Commission to clear the entire court bench of nine judges.

  • News & article

    Godfather of the east

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 03/02/2013

    » Political intrigues are what they are meant to be: intriguing. Nothing is as it seems.

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