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…

Thai Crisis: One month after Prayuth’s Coup! A leaky ship in calm seas

It has been about a month after the coup and many are asking, where is Thailand today? For the first few weeks of the coup, it was mostly about clamp-down and crack-down. For much of the past week, events relating to Thailand moved at a swift pace, mostly, about Prayuth stamping his dictator ways onto…

Human Rights: Forbes says TIP (Slave Labor) report another “Black Eye” for Thailand

Thailand just got “Slammed for Human Trafficking” in U.S. State Dept. Report, says Forbes. And Forbes says Thailand is bracing for the repercussion. On repercussion, the Thai junta is counting on Thailand not having to face sanctions. The junta spokesman, before the report came out, said the junta does not expect, if Thailand was downgraded,…