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The 1932 revolution in Siam

Asia magazine, Vol. XXXII, Number 9, November, 1932

กลียุค — Thailand’s Era of Insanity

A journalist who took a stroll around Lumphini Park in the heart of Bangkok in mid-October was confronted by an extraordinary spectacle — royalist ultra-nationalist anti-government protesters in blackface, wearing […]

Sarit Thanarat

Confidential British cable on Thai royal intrigues in 1957

A confidential cable from British ambassador Berkeley Gage on April 17, 1957, suggests King Bhumibol Adulyadej and royalist politicians were already plotting with military leader Sarit Thanarat several months before […]

Jim Pollard

The foreign media are failing Thailand: the FCCT responds

Jim Pollard, a sub-editor at The Nation newspaper and associate director for programmes at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, has responded to the article I published yesterday, The Foreign Media […]

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The foreign media are failing Thailand

It’s time the truth is told about an archaic, elitist and secretive institution that is increasingly out of touch with reality and badly failing the people of 21st century Thailand. […]

Thailand's royal family

Australia’s ABC on Thailand’s monarchy

In April 2010, Australian broadcaster ABC infuriated the Thai authorities with an episode of the Foreign Correspondent current affairs programme on Thailand’s monarchy. You can view it below: ABC Foreign […]

U.S. memorandum on Pridi and the regicide accusations, 1957

A secret U.S. diplomatic memorandum from 1957, expressing alarm that Pridi Banomyong may return to Thailand as part of a Chinese Communist plan” and noting that Phao Sriyanond, who was […]