27 Jan 2015
In a move that caught observers completely unaware, the National Anti-Corruption Commission has initiated moves to impeach the National Legislative Assembly. Fresh from its victory in impeaching former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the NACC seems intent on purging Thai politics of all forms of corruption.  And in their way of thinking, voting constitutes a form of corruption. 
8 Dec 2014
BANGKOK, Thailand, 8 December 2014 – Findings from a recent university survey revealed that a majority of students can identify corruption and integrity, but feel they have no other choice than to participate in corruption when confronted with opportunities to gain an advantage.
21 Oct 2014
The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is a bit of military flummery that nominally provides security for the monarch but in reality keeps the tourist dollars flowing.  The sight of humans imitating automatons in ridiculous hats attracts the gawping attention of those in need of regular trivial mental stimulation. At 6 pm every evening a similar change-over occurs in police stations around the country.  This attracts no attention at all and the mechanics of it are unknown to the general public.  But perhaps they should be.
10 Feb 2014
The big issue for the ‘we’re never going away no matter how many deadlines we miss’ PDRC protesters is clearly corruption.  This to them is the number one problem facing the nation.  It is also the number one failing of the Thaksin clan of cronies and clones, and the reason why the kingdom must be rid them. Now it may come as a horrible shock to anyone who has followed Thai politics for the last 20 years, but Thaksin has not been convicted on a criminal charge of corruption. 
26 Jan 2014
It’s been a deadly winter for British comedians.  John Fortune died on New Year’s Eve, alas, and this week comes news of the death of Roger Lloyd-Pack.  So nostalgia has us flipping through some of the best clips and lo and behold, there’s the clue to Thailand’s political problems.
28 Aug 2012
Among all the sociopolitical babble we are constantly faced with is the steady hum of logic – apparently, however, unheard. Hidden in this unsettling background noise is the issue of opportunity and readiness to avail ourselves of it.
9 Aug 2009
Matichon columnist Prasong Wisute devoted his column on Aug 7 to a graft allegation against one of Thailand’s top auditors for having taken a sister and daughter on an official trip to Europe using free THAI tickets.  


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