Tag: Thailand

Thailand Is Sweeping Sexual Abuse in Its Schools Under the Rug

NALINRAT THUTHUBTHIM JOINED PROTESTS IN NOVEMBER 2020 CALLING OUT ABUSE IN THAI SCHOOLS. PHOTO: STILL FROM VICE WORLD NEWS’ “POLITICS OF SEX” Nalinrat Thuthubthim was in high school when the attack happened. She’d often stay on campus after school had ended, working on drafts of speeches with her male teacher for upcoming contests. With no […]

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Apple Warns Activists They Are Being Watched by Spyware

Israeli firm NSO Group has denied reports that its Pegasus software is linked to the mass surveillance of journalists and rights defenders. Photo: JOEL SAGET / AFP Apple has alerted several government critics in Thailand that their iPhones have likely been targeted by “state-sponsored attackers.”  Messages were sent to at least six people on Nov. […]

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He Sold Away His People’s Heritage. He’s in the Jungle to Get It Back.

As Toek Tik recounts it, he was a teenage foot soldier for the genocidal Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the late 1970s when he first realized that looting ancient statues could be a lucrative trade. Once, while bartering stolen cattle for clothing along the border with Thailand, he recalled, a trading partner gestured toward his […]

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Transgender Woman Flees Malaysia After Wearing Hijab

In February 2018, on her birthday, Nur Sajat put on a demure hijab and attended a Muslim prayer session at a new building she was inaugurating near the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Three years after that sartorial choice, the Malaysian authorities have charged her with “insulting Islam” and wearing female attire. On Monday, Ms. Nur […]

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Move Over Porsche, Toyota Has Dropped A Nürburgring Edition Corolla Sedan

The Green Hell is the go-to destination for almost all performance-oriented models – either for their development or for setting lap time records, as Tesla did recently with their Model S Plaid sedan. However, nooooone would expect a Nürburgring-badged Toyota Corolla Sedan. Believe it or not, Toyota has presented a special “Nürburgring” package for the compact sedan […]

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Thailand’s Quarantine-Island Experiment Is Showing (Modest) Results

PHUKET, Thailand — Three months ago, with great fanfare, Thailand began a campaign to start reviving its crucial tourism industry by letting visitors who follow strict Covid-19 protocols roam freely on the resort island of Phuket. The so-called Phuket Sandbox program effectively turned Thailand’s largest island into a quarantine zone for overseas tourists who were […]

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