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…

Human Rights: Junta prosecution puts elderly mother of man escaping junta in the hospital

A man on the run from Prayuth’s junta prosecution,  Thantawut Taweewarodomkul, says, quote: “I decided that I will go to a third country after this in order to begin a new life. I have left my son, who I love with all my heart, with my parents. They have been threatened every day. Police and…

Democracy: Human Rights Watch calls junta’s Interim Constitution “Charter for Dictatorship”

The New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch released a public statement today condemning what it’s calling a “charter for dictatorship.” Human Rights Watch and Thailand’s military junta is on a collision course. A top junta official has dismissed criticism from the US-based Human Rights Watch that Thailand’s new provisional constitution grants superfluous power to…