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    Top-level corruption? Hey, it's run of the mill

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 21/07/2013

    » Recently I was at a government office to collect a cheque. As is usual in such circumstances, prior to receiving the cheque I was required to sit and wait in deferential silence as a friendly government official glanced over the burgeoning documents necessary to receive a cheque from the government; I must have felled an entire rai of Khao Yai for those photocopies.


    Squirrely turns in case of the defrocked monk

    News, Published on 21/07/2013

    » The ongoing saga of defrocked monk Wirapol Sukphol, formerly known as Luang Pu Nen Kham, is proof that truth is stranger than fiction. The revelations about his extravagant lifestyle, fleet of luxury cars and alleged sexual escapades have been staggering, and so has the handling of the investigation by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and the Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) into Mr Wirapol's lifestyle and the financial network that made it possible.


    The early bird catches the crowded Skytrain

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 21/07/2013

    » Despite travelling on the BTS quite regularly, last week I underwent a new experience - taking the very first train of the day at the unearthly hour, for me anyway, of 6am. The reason for this uncharacteristic behaviour was a breakfast appointment I couldn't wriggle out of.


    Throwing good money after bad

    News, Published on 21/07/2013

    » According to a report in yesterday's Bangkok Post, "Prayuth defends fix for beleaguered blimp", army chief Gen Prayuth can't understand why taxpayers may be reluctant to throw good money after bad to repair his old-fashioned observation balloon.


    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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