Aug 23, 2013

Use of new Thai font designs in Apple iOS 7 created controversy among users

Many Thai people have voiced their concern of new Thai fonts, as seen in Apple iPhone 's iOS 7 and its website, which lack 'head' part as unconventional and made the Thai alphabets difficult to read.

Traditionally, Thai alphabets mostly have a small circle in each character which serves as writing's start point. Its replacement into a tiny bar in this set of designs made some characters less prominent compare to some others with similar shape.

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Aug 13, 2013

Thai Parliament wasted money on digital wall clocks

Thailand's parliament purchased 200 digital clocks for 15 million Baht, or at 75,000 Baht each (around US$ 2,500 each) !

Most (if not all) people who read the Thai news disliked it.

Ref : Manager

Aug 12, 2013

Heavy traffic jam effect of First Car Project

Today, mother's day long holiday weekend caused 20 km traffic jam on highway 314, with thousands of cars coming back to Bangkok to resume working day.  Many people blamed this another consequence of the government's "first car project" which refunded excise tax up to 100,000 Baht per car to people who bought their first cars in an attempt to buy favor with voters.

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Aug 9, 2013

Opposing suppressive view on political posting and sharing on social network

Four Thailand's mass media organizations issued an open letter opposing Thai police's summoning of 4 people, including some journalist, who had either posted politically-related factual information on Facebook or pressed a "Like" button. They said the action of the police has intimidated people who used their liberty of expression given by the constitution. They also said pressing Like button is a social interaction and police should not interpret that as personal signing to certify "illegal misinformation".

Ref: Manager

Aug 5, 2013

Police warned people against posting "national security" issues on Facebook

Thai Police has named 4 people whom they issued a "calling warrant" for them on propagating false information on Facebook.  Commander of the Technology Crime unit also remined the public about Computer Crime Act, article 14(2), that anyone bringing false information to a computer system which affects (national) security, is punishable with up to 5 year imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 Baht." He also warned that those who press the "Like" and "Sharing" buttons would be charged as well.

Ref: Manager

Aug 2, 2013

Preemptive enforcement of Internal Security Act in Bangkok for 10 days

Thai government's recent accouncement on enforcement of Internal Security Act for 10 days in certain districts of Bangkok ahead of a planned anti-Thaksin white-mask peaceful demonstration on August 4, 2013, has lowered the Thai stock market today by 25 point (1.8 %).

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A group of people had submitted a petition to National Human Right Commision office and National Ombudsman Office claiming  the enforcement of the law by the 'mini cabinet' ahead of a planned peaceful demonstration is in violation against Thailand's constitution.

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Bangkok Metropolitan Police reportedly prepared 35 police companies for mob control in areas surrounding parliament and government house ahead of the scheduled anti-government demonstration.

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