Suspended Sentence for Chiranuch “Jiew” Premchaiporn

The AP says: A Thai court sentenced a local webmaster Wednesday to an eight-month suspended sentence for failing to act quickly enough to remove Internet posts deemed insulting to country’s royalty. The ruling showed leniency against Chiranuch Premchaiporn, who faced up to 20 years in prison for 10 comments posted on her Prachatai website, but […]

Thailand News: The Week Ahead

There’s lots on tap here in Thailand over the next few days: Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Bangkok tonight on what will be her first international trip in 24 years. Reuters has a scene-setter. Suu Kyi will be speaking at the World Economic Forum on East Asia, which runs from tomorrow (Wed.) through Friday. […]

A Few Odds and Ends

Here are some items from the last several days that I wanted to point out, at least belatedly: On Aung San Suu Kyi and reforms in Myanmar: The AP provides the context on Aung San Suu Kyi’s parliamentary swearing in today: Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sworn in to Myanmar’s military-backed parliament Wednesday, […]