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By Prachatai |
<p>The Isaan Record, an online media organization based in Khon Kaen Province, is under surveillance by police officers. This is not the first time, and it occurs after they report on monarchy reform and anti-dictatorship activities which other media find distasteful.</p>
By Chatchai Mongkol and Pattanun Arunpreechawat |
<p>Representatives from the People&#39;s Party for Freedom (PPF), the 24 June Democracy Movement and the Greater Rangsit Area Labour Union Group submitted a petition to the House of Representatives demanding that the government declare 24 June as Thai National Day and reserve 23-25 June for celebrations as previously designated by <a>the </a>People&rsquo;s Party.</p>
By Kongpob Areerat |
<p>In an analysis of the development of Thai identity and culture, an academic argues that much of what was promoted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as Thai identity and culture in the 1950s was invented for US consumers. &nbsp;</p> <p>“It's the American consumers who showed the urban middle class Thais what to value about Thai culture,” said Matthew Phillips, a Southeast Asian Studies academic from Aberystwyth University in the UK, at the launch of his book at Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, on Tuesday, 3 November 2015.</p>
By Pavin Chachavalpongpun |
<p><img alt="" src="" /></p> <p><span><em>Professor Charnvit Kasetsiri (Left) and Professor Tham Chaloemtiarana (Right)</em></span></p>