Thailand: The place where the smallest acts are crimes – IOTW Report

Thailand: The place where the smallest acts are crimes

NZ Herald: Life in Thailand has been taking on a creepy Big Brother-style feeling of late.

Those who have dared to speak or act out against authorities are being arrested for even the smallest and seemingly harmless acts.

The country has been under the control of a military dictatorship since May 2014, and the army has been fiercely determined to silence any dissent. Army chief and self-appointed Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha announced his determination to “return happiness to the people” at the time. But it seems this may come at any cost, PRI.org reports.

Because people are being silenced for ridiculous things. Even eating a sandwich got one man in a whole lot of trouble. Sure, it was declared a “sandwich for democracy”, but it was still just a snack, eaten by an activist while reading George Orwell’s 1984.

“I am not a very brave person so, yes, I got kind of nervous and my hands were shaking,” the 33-year-old sandwich eater, nicknamed Champ, said (his full name has been withheld) of his ‘rebellious’ act.  More


6 Comments on Thailand: The place where the smallest acts are crimes

  1. Years back wearing shorts in public was frowned upon.
    Only the older Thai men were allowed without scorn.
    Pretty bizarre considering the lady-boys and how friggin hot it got over there.

  2. Interesting. From what I read, there exists every bit of the over-reaching authoritarianism the progs impute Trump with on a daily basis. Haven’t heard any progs rally for liberty in Thailand. I doubt anyone ever will.

  3. I knew a guy who flew out of Takhli way back when, who told me you could BUY a 12 y/o girl – OUTRIGHT – to shine your shoes, do the laundry, whatever, … and you could SELL her on being transferred stateside.

    Sounded like a pretty bizarre place.

    izlamo delenda est …

  4. I guess things haven’t gotten better since Yul Brynner ruled there. . .” so let it be written!”

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