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By Prachatai |
<p>Andrew Johnson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University, was temporarily detained by the Thai Immigration Police upon leaving Thailand on 10 February 2019.</p>
By Kornkritch Somjittranukit |
<div>Weakening elected government officials, enhancing bureaucracy, and increasing relations with influential capitalists is what the military is trying to do to secure its legitimacy after “the transition”, says Prajak Kongkirati, a political scientist from Thammasat University.</div> <p></p>
By Thaweeporn Kummetha |
<div> <div>This time of year, couples often show their love for each other. But political prisoners and their spouses are not so fortunate, and remain separated, often for many years. Romuelah Saeyeh spent one half of her married life – five years – going back and forth to Pattani prison in order to visit her husband, Muhamadanwar Hajiteh, whom she knows as Anwar, an activist working in Thailand’s three southern provinces.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <p></p>
By Metta Wongwat |
<div>Phongsak S., the person using the Facebook name “Sam Parr,” is the most recent conviction by the military court under Article 112, the so-called lèse majesté law. On August 7, 2015, he was sentenced to imprisonment for 60 years on the basis of six posts on popular social media site Facebook. </div>
By Patranit Jitsamruay |
<div>While expatriates regularly complain about Bangkok's tricky taxi drivers, Bangkokian Thais are facing much worse -- the poor bus services.&nbsp;The most notorious bus line is the No. 8 Bus which drives through Bangkok’s worst traffic from eastern to central Bangkok.&nbsp;The study into quality of public transportation services and working conditions of drivers and ticket collectors reveal the source of poor service.</div> <p></p>