Thailand

Noam Chomsky on democracy in Thailand

The Thai political crisis, which has resurfaced since the coup of May 22, 2014, has been closely monitored by the international community. The military overthrew the elected government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and has since claimed to undertake political reforms. But up to this point, there have been no concrete reforms, nor any prospect of a fresh election. Thailand may have to live with military rule for some time.

In Thailand, cartoonist interrogated and threatened by the govt

Thai political cartoonist Sakda Sae Iao was summoned to a meeting with his government’s National Council of Peace and Order (NCPO) a day after publishing a cartoon contrasting Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s lip-service at the UN in support of civil rights with the continued suppression of free speech at home