A new copyright law is being put into effect today. Following its enforcement, Line users have received repeated messages from friends warning them to stop sending flower photos with greeting messages like "Happy Tuesday". The reason is that these photos are taken by someone and those who use it without permission might be subject to a fine of up to 400,000 baht or two years in prison.
The reform-before-election mantra is coming around again but it's questionable if its spell will hold this time.
Does anybody really think that political progress is conceivable without also reforming the Democrat Party? As they say, "honesty is an expensive gift, so never expect it from cheap people". Well, here is my gift of honesty.
The trial of two Thailand-based journalists from the online news outlet, Phuketwan, accused of criminally defaming the Royal Thai Navy, appeared to be a very sabai sabai affair as I monitored the trial for the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) between July 14-16 in Phuket.
PM Prayut Chan-o-cha should thank Reuters for its investigative reporting, partially quoted by Phuketwan, which exposed the trafficking of Rohingya migrants and won Reuters a Pulitzer prize. Absent their expose, Gen Prayut might not have undertaken his highly commendable actions against this foul trade.
Extreme poverty — by current reckoning, living on less than $1.25 (43 baht) a day — is a continuing problem for far too many people today. In Thailand, such poverty still afflicts 300,000 people, according to the World Bank.
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), formed to ensure "the people's airwaves" were properly used, has created an unnecessary delay over SIM card registration. After last Friday's delayed but absolutely final deadline, the NBTC is seeking yet another three-month extension. It is really time to bring this business to a conclusion.
Re: “Navy argues subs protect seas”, (BP, Aug 1).
Re: “Subs a waste of money” (PostBag, Aug 1).
Betty White has spoken: the loveable 93-year-old golden girl of television wants a pound of flesh from the man who killed, beheaded and skinned Cecil the lion. The long-time animal activist called the lion’s death “a heartbreaker” and added “you don’t want to hear some of the things I want to do to that man”. Consider it official, then, that Walter Palmer, 55, became the world’s most hated man of the week for successfully slaughtering the 13-year-old lion who was the pride of the Zimbabwean savannah.
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