Geo Polit/Econ: Thailand’s junta sever Yunnan-Singapore High Speed Rail project

Thailand’s junta regime postponed Yunnan-Singapore high speed rail project! The Thai junta has approved a US$100 billion deal for infrastructure development, however cutting out High Speed Rail (HSR) that the Yingluck Shinawatra government approved. The result is the cancellation of China’s dream of a “Yunnan Singapore High Speed Network”. AP, the wire service, reports:  “The…

Bangkok police threatened to arrest those who post anti-coup messages on social networks

Local press reports, Deputy Bangkok police chief Pol Maj Gen Amnuay Nimmano on Thursday threatened to arrest those who post anti-coup messages on social networks. The Bangkok Metropolitan Police Bureau is now collaborating with the Technology Crime Suppression Division to track down people who post messages deemed as instigating anti-coup or anti- junta protests, Amnuay…

Orwell’s 1984: 4) UK academics urge Thai junta to stop harassing academics, students

Right after the coup, Ptayuth’s junta began summoning and rounding up academics and other leading Thai thinkers, and homes have been raided. Many have fled Thailand, refusing to surrender. What is left in Thailand today, as can be seen in Thailand’s press, is very little independent  thought. One report of such raid, on a family,…