Disgraced Thai Cartoonist Facing Defamation Charges

Cartoonist Somchai Katanyutanant, infamously known by both fans and readers by his pseudonym Chai Rachawat, reported to Metropolitan Police Division 1 on Monday morning to hear defamation charges filed against him by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Somchai is employed by Thai Rath, seen by many as a semi-tabloid newspaper. According to the news, “people turned up […]

Hate Against Yingluck

A perpetrator places a knife on a picture of Yingluck because of her family and her connections with the Pheu Thai party. Bias motivated threats and preconceived ill-feelings towards the Shinawatra family is largely confined to the Democrat Party and the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD). The Elites in Bangkok are determined to maintain the […]

Contempt and Hate Speech against Women in Thailand

The International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. This year the celebration was held on March 3, 2013. But the rights of women continue to be mocked by chauvinistic attitudes of a small group of the Yellow Shirts over the past few years, and […]

Cathay Drama: Coffee Threat and Hate

Hate crime. Compulsive mental illness. These would be what came to my mind when I read the news about Cathay Pacific flight attendant who wanted to embarrass and possibly harm the daughter of the former Prime Minister during her trip from Bangkok to Hong Kong. You can find more stories on: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20582980 http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-incidents/cathay-flight-attendant-coffee-threat-on-exthai-pms-daughter-20121204-2as5q.html The culture of […]