Diplomacy: Thailand’s junta spokesman? An Intelligence Officer who Directs Foreign Liaison (Embassies) Division

It is a stark contrast between German’s news unit, DW, on Human Rights Watch saying, quote: “Thai junta has ‘severely harmed’ faith in democracy” and Scoop News, headline on the Thai junta spokesman, Werachon, saying “Don’t Say “Coup Destroying Democracy” in Thailand. Meet Werachon, the Thai junta spokesman, that is a character, right out of…

Democracy: Thailand’s “neutral” coup looks more like a conservative counter-revolution

Just briefly, Financial Times had been a great critic of the Shinawatra Family and had also been a staunch supporter of Thailand’s Democrat Party, particularly, the party’s rising star, Korn Chartikavanich. Just to note, the UN head has praised Thaksin universal health care scheme as a potential model for the globe to follow. And his…

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,…

Orwell’s 1984: 3) Thai Schoolchildren To Be Re-educated Under Junta’s New Guideline

For decades, Thailand had tried to reform its education system, as Thai students, in general, on international test, on average, did very poorly. The problem finally came up that the Thai education system, is not real education, but indoctrination, and skills such as critical thinking and analysis, is gravely missing. However, with Thailand’s  cultural reality,…