In a conversation with Prachatai, the President of the Blind Society Association of Thailand, who has just filed a second complaint of royal defamation against another blind person, insists that the monarchy can be criticized with proper language, reason and factual evidence. Despite sending a blind woman to jail in the past, he believes that the accused this time can adjust to prison life as it is “the same as boarding school”.
A year after Wanchalearm Satsaksit vanished, authorities say there is no proof he was abducted in Phnom Penh. A joint investigation reveals details of the Thai dissident’s escape from Thailand, life in exile in Cambodia and the last days before he disappeared.
Political activist Tanapat Kapheng has taken a photo of himself with flour on his nose in a parody of Capt Thammanat Prompao’s drug conviction in Australia. Thammanat, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, was receiving a letter from Bang Kloi representatives to demand a halt to the prosecution of 28 indigenous Karen people of Bang Kloi.