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By Kornkritch Somjittranukit |
<div>Chulalongkorn University’s commemoration of the 6 October Massacre explored new methods to connect younger generations with the political tragedy, recognising that concepts of human rights and democracy have yet to be firmly established in Thai society.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><img alt="" src="" /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span>Guest speakers of the commemorative event at Chu </span></div>
<div>A Thai deputy police chief has called Joshua Wong, the Hong Kong student activist, a threat to Thailand’s national security who should not be allowed to enter the country, adding there has been no pressure from any country. </div>
<div>A group of students has staged a small protest demanding that the junta send student activist Joshua Wong safely back to Hong Kong. The prominent activist is expected to arrive in Hong Kong this afternoon. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 5 October 2016, Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal, together with other students from Chulalongkorn University, held a protest demanding that the junta release 19-year-old student activist Joshua Wong, a key leader of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and Secretary-General of the Demosistō Party. </div></div>
By Kornkritch Somjittranukit |
<div>Three prominent universities in Thailand will host commemorative events for the 6 October Massacre to remind society about the culture of impunity, political violence and the role of student activists in Thai politics.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This year marks the 40th anniversary of Thailand’s 1976 massacre, also known as the 6 October. </div>
By Prachatai |
<p dir="ltr">Students from Chulalongkorn University have organised an event commemorating 6 October, viewing the 40th anniversary of the massacre as also inaugurating a new generation of student activists.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
<div> <div>A Thai political expert has speculated that the junta’s charter draft will be enacted for only five years before being torn down again by another coup d’etat. Another expert said voters made their decision based on political purpose, instead of the draft’s content.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>At a seminar on Thursday, 11 August 2016, lecturers from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Political Science discussed the 7 August referendum results and the future direction of Thailand under the junta-backed constitution. </div></div>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Update: Police at Prathumwan Police Station fined the two student activists from Chulalongkorn University -- Nattisa Pattamapornpong, from Faculty of Education, and Thapakorn Kaewlangka, from Faculty of Engineering, 1,000 baht each for violating Article 10 of the Cleanliness and Order Act.</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>After police last week charged and fined three anti-coup student activists with littering after they held a commemoration of the 2006 coup, two more student activists have been summoned to hear charges related to the event.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp; </div>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>Claudio Sopranzetti, an Italian visiting researcher at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, on Monday delivered a presentation "Moving in the cracks: Motorcycle taxi drivers, street protests and the fragility of power in the Thai capital” based on his doctoral dissertation in anthropology at Harvard. </div></div>
By Student For Democracy Group, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University |
By Harrison George |
<p>I would hate anyone to think this column was kicking a man when he is down, but the administrators of Chulalongkorn University (‘we’re number one in pink’) have once again shown a tenuous grasp of what might constitute education.</p> <p></p>