Newley.com July recap

A recap of posts here at Newley.com during the month of July: 10 links Bangkok bomb kills 1; Dems win parliamentary by-election A visit to Pheu Thai’s red shirt exhibition (guest post at BP) More on Sunday’s parliamentary by-election at BP NYT on parliamentary by-election and ongoing divisions in Thailand Two ads of note in […]

10 links

Some Thailand-related, some not: Image credit: daniel n. reid Interview with Claudio Sopranzetti: The politics of motorcycle taxis — New Mandala Temple dispute surfaces again — Straits Times US slips, China glides in Thai crisis — Asia Times Online Remarkable Stop-Motion Walk Across America — PetaPixel Soccer’s Growth in the U.S. Seems Steady — New […]

Bangkok bomb kills 1; Dems win parliamentary by-election

A bomb exploded yesterday at a bus stop near central Bangkok’s Rajaprasong intersection, killing 1 and wounded 10. BBC has more info here. Here’s an image I snapped about an hour and a half after the explosion. The bus stop is located directly opposite the CentralWorld shopping mall, which was torched on May 19 following […]

A visit to Pheu Thai’s red shirt exhibition (guest post at BP)

Below is a guest post that appeared yesterday on the Bangkok Pundit blog, which is part of the Asian Correspondent site. Here is a link to the original post. By Newley Purnell The red shirt protests, as we know, came to a dramatic and bloody conclusion on May 19, when security forces dispersed anti-government demonstrators […]

More on Sunday’s parliamentary by-election at BP

More on the upcoming by-election, which I mentioned earlier today, can be found in this guest post I wrote for the Bangkok Pundit blog.

NYT on parliamentary by-election and ongoing divisions in Thailand

Today’s New York Times has a story that looks at Sunday’s parliamentary by-election and ongoing tensions here in Thailand: BANGKOK — In a parliamentary race this weekend that is being seen as a referendum on Bangkok’s recent upheavals, only one of the two leading candidates is campaigning. The other is in prison, accused of terrorism […]

Two ads of note in today’s Bangkok Post

Two images ((Please excuse the low-quality cell phone pics.)) of ads that — for varying reasons — caught my eye in today’s Bangkok Post: ((I’m not postulating, mind you, that there’s a connection between the two ads. Just pointing them out.)) First, a follow up on the AP story I pointed out last week. You’ll […]

Update on Map Ta Phut (guest post at BP)

Below is a guest post that appeared yesterday on the Bangkok Pundit blog, which is part of the Asian Correspondent site. Here is a link to the original post. By Newley Purnell With the dramatic political unrest that unfolded here in Bangkok during April and May, it may be easy to lose sight of a […]

7 Links

Some Thailand-related, some not: The Angriest Man In Television — The Atlantic Bangladesh, With Low Pay, Moves In on China — New York Times The Consultant Was a Spy — Washingtonian.com Thailand: the prime minister and the mobile phone texts — Financial Times Can Thailand’s state of emergency lead to a ‘reconciliation’? — Washington Post […]

Looking back at the 2010 World Cup

I realize that I’m nearly a week late with this, but following Spain’s 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Sunday, I wanted to share a few brief notes given my previous posts on the World Cup. Spain: the tournament’s best team The final match was ugly, but Spain deserved to win — and take home […]