In early February, the “guards” of the so-called People’s Democratic Reform Committee violently manhandled and illegally detained a woman they claimed to be a spy. The allegation was untrue but the damage (violence against a woman) was done. The impact of PDRC thugs on the streets of Bangkok affects security and safety of everyone.
The gang-rape and killing of a New Delhi student has set off an impassioned debate about what India needs to do to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. Politicians, civil society and protesters have called for tougher rape laws and a revamp of police handling of reports and enforcement. Thailand is moving steadily ahead […]