Democracy, politics and lèse majesté

18 02 2009

Giles Ji Ungpakorn has an op-ed at The Guardian website, 18 February 2009: “Thailand’s battle for democracy”. In Thai/ภาษาไทย here.

Meanwhile, at the Prachatai website, Nation journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk has an article that looks at the political fallout of Giles’ flight taht begins: “The unexpected flight of Chulalongkorn University political scientist Ji Ungpakorn last week to England to escape lese majeste charge has sent shock wave through Thai society.” Pravit comments on the responses Giles’ flight and his Red Siam manifesto, Prachatai, 18 February 2009: “Questions left behind by Ji Ungpakorn regarding Lese Majeste Law”.


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