Category Archives: politics

Has a year flown by already ? One year of expat life.

I realised the other day that I have been here in Thailand for a year, a year which seems to have gone past quickly ! While not every day has been perfect, I can honestly say that most of them … Continue reading

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Hey Canada, we are over here …Thailand not Taiwan An extract from a Vancouver publication, whose editor needs to learn some geography. (page 14, so it’s obviously not important news LOL) Canada ? Where is that ?

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We interrupt our normal programming …..

So this is what a military coup d’état looks like ! Well, it finally happened …after bringing in martial law a couple of days ago the military have gone all the way and launched a coup. Apparently the generals “invited” … Continue reading

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Learning the lingo

Over the many years that I have been visiting Thailand I have met many farang who have been living here for some time, but could not speak more than a few phrases of the most basic of Thai, often picked … Continue reading

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Shutdown Bangkok, Restart Thailand

The ongoing anti-government protests that I have written about before were stepped up a couple of weeks ago when the “Peoples Democratic Reform Committee” moved out of their previous base at Democracy Monument and spread across the city, taking over … Continue reading

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Messiah, or just a naughty boy ?

With apologies to the Monty Python team, is Suthep Thaugsuban the Messiah of the Thai politics, or just a naughty boy ? The government obviously thinks the latter as he plans to get rid of the “Thaksin regime” including current … Continue reading

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