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‘Not scared one bit’: Thai youths among group charged with

Two prominent student leaders numbered among the 12 Thai pro-democracy heads summoned by police to answer charges of royal defamation, in the first use of the draconian law in almost three years. The decision comes as Bangkok gears up for another major rally despite Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha’s orders last week to lay lese majeste […]...Read More

Paint drips off Thai police HQ walls, protests heat as

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered security agencies on Thursday to crack down on pro-democracy protestors, days after police used tear gas and water cannons at a Bangkok rally. The country has been rocked since July by youth-led protests demanding a new constitution, unprecedented calls to reform the untouchable monarchy, and for Prayut to resign. […]...Read More

Anger and paint to fling at the royals: Thai protestors

Thai police scuffled with paint-throwing protesters and arrested at least 21 of them before a royal motorcade passed by on Tuesday, drawing chants of “release our friends” as King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s convoy swept past. Such open dissent towards the monarchy has no recent precedent in Thailand, and came on the eve of the latest planned […]...Read More

Thai uniforms take on a creative, rebellious edge to defy

Thai classroom have traditionally been a world of obedience, order and over-zeal.  Showing defiance or rebelling against the strictly imposed haircuts, skirts hems, right down to the length of your socks, is akin to throwing a wrench in the system. And that’s the idea, according to young designer Tin Tunsopon, who engineered the typical ‘sailor-forms’ […]...Read More