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Totalitarian Dystopia: 4) Thai court drop “Murder Charges” against former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit & his deputy Suthep

Time Magazine reported that murder charges against former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his erstwhile deputy Suthep Thaugsuban were dropped Thursday. The charges related to a bloody crackdown on peaceful protesters in central Bangkok in 2010 that claimed more than 90 lives. Thailand’s Criminal Court ruled that it could not hear the case as…

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Totalitarian Dystopia: 3) The Thai Coup and the Threat to Historical Memory

The Thai junta just ordered the Thai education ministry to teach more of Thai history to Thai students. Much have been said about how that Thai history is mostly “Revisionist” and have little to do with truth. Orwellian describes a totalitarian dystopia characterised by government control and subjugation of the people. Orwell’s invented language, Newspeak, satirises hypocrisy…

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Totalitarian Dystopia: 2) R. Amsterdam’s “Harvard Must Not Endorse Military Dictatorship in Thailand”

Harvard by some account, has taken about US$6 million from the Thai junta, to starts Thai Study program. Subsequently, Harvard Crimson, a newspaper for the university ran a report critical of the move. Due to safety concern, Harvard Crimson pulled the report and after the journalist who wrote the article left Thailand, the newspaper re-posted the…