When spirituality used in Thai politics

Monks play an important role in spiritual and social aspects of Thailand. Remembering the incidents of a monk, a co-leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) has left many confused about the role of religious “neutral” people of the cloth. Extracts from Reuters’ 1st March article: A young Thai man and woman are on […]

No more street protests in Bangkok, unless it’s at Lumpini Park

‎PDRC chief and neo-fascist leader, Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban declared a shutdown to his “Bangkok Shutdown” street protests with the exception of one. The former Deputy Prime Minister, who is also facing a mass murder charge, has ordered his mob on Friday to regroup to the rally site in Lumpini Park. Political analysts say that such […]

Unbecoming of a Thai Monk

Phra Buddha Issara is a Thai Buddhist monk of great political controversy. ‎This daring ambitious man reminds us of another another monk who flew around in a private jet sporting a branded handbag and is a fugitive on the run from the Thai law. Some Thai monks have grown either attached to their comfort with […]