Former Thai prime minister Anand Panyarachun on:
“Thais do not possess a public mind; they only get together as a group to oppose something and not to proactively call for something.”
Anand Panyarachun makes good points in his discussion, but I’d be eager to know what he thinks the role of education plays in the development of democracy. He criticizes absolute control, but can there be a check on absolute control in the mechanisms of government if everyone is not absolutely under the law?
Student group from Thammasat University, Prakai Fire, are staging three plays commemorating the October 6th, 1976 massacre at Thammasat University. The students have been threatened and several media outlets have banned coverage.
A Worship ceremony to the River Goddess to protect Bangkok from flooding will be sponsored by the BMA.