Khun Somchai shares first-hand accounts from common people who care about Thailand. The name “Somchai” is so common that it can mean a politician, a singer, a cosmetic brand, or even the Thai military junta.
Latest posts by Khun Somchai
Selfies, ‘Sandwich Parties’ and ‘The Hunger Games': How Activists Have Challenged Thailand's Martial Law
Six months have passed since the army grabbed power and declared martial law in Thailand. During this time, Thai citizens have used various forms of protests against the junta.
At London Premiere, Demonstrators Say the Real ‘Hunger Games’ Is in Thailand
Thai students in London demonstrated outside the premiere of the popular film "The Hunger Games," calling attention to real-life threats to democracy in their home country.
Thai Student Activist Says Military Junta Is Monitoring Her Actions
Nattanan Warintarawet, who vocally defends free assembly and expression, spoke with Global Voices about her experience in promoting reforms in the military-backed government of Thailand.
Thailand's Coup Regime Is Meddling With Education to Teach ‘Correct Democracy’
The military-backed school reforms aim to foster reconciliation, but the name of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was mysteriously removed in the history textbooks
‘Hunger Games’ Salute Gives Hope to Democracy Activists in Thailand
Attendees at a cremation of a former public official made a three-finger salute which was last used by activists denouncing the coup and loss of democracy in Thailand.
Thai Students to Hong Kong Protesters: ‘Do Not Give Up’
It is illegal in Thailand today to organize or join rallies, but a group of Thai students expressed their support for Hong Kong's protesters in a special Google Hangout discussion.
It's Illegal to Hold a Rally in Thailand, but Students Did It Anyway to Support Hong Kong's Protesters
Thailand's army, which grabbed power last May, has outlawed the public gathering of five or more people. Bu it didn't stop some students from showing support to Hong Kong protesters.
Thailand's Military Stops University Lecture on ‘Authoritarianism’ and Detains Professors
Academics from various universities in Thailand have deplored the action taken by the army and the government as an attack on academic freedom.