Education for Liberation of Siam (ELS)
24 Jul 2017
The “most political” Thai studies conference was held last week, with calls for academic freedom in Thai society. The junta, however, responded by summoning three scholars. Every three years, the International Conference on Thai Studies (ICTS) is held as a platform for scholars and researchers. This year, the 13th ICTS was hosted in Chiang Mai and 385 papers were presented between 15 and 18 July. But the 13th ICTS was also a symbolic protest against the ruling junta.
24 Jul 2017
The Ministry of Defence has claimed that soldiers merely asked for cooperation from a high-school student activist who was visited by plainclothes soldiers.
21 Jul 2017
Soldiers have visited the school of a student activist, asking him to stop criticising Prayut with threats of further intimidation. On 21 July 2017, Sanhanutta Sartthaporn, the Secretary General of the education reform group Education for Liberation of Siam (ELS), posted on his Facebook account that he was visited by two plainclothes soldiers on Wednesday morning. The soldiers appr
8 Feb 2017
Last week, student activists organised events to make fun of the paternalism that underpins Thailand’s National Children’s Day. On 4 February 2016, the student activist group Education for Liberation of Siam (ELS) held an event called “National Seniors Day: Seniors in the Era of a Changing World” at Banglamphu Museum, Bangkok. The event aimed to mock National Children’s Day, a day where adults seem to impose certain values on children.