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Funny Thaksin headline

This headline, from an article in The Nation in Thailand, was recently brought to my attention. The article, which ran on page 1, refers to my blog posting with Thaksin last month. Irony was running strong in the newsroom with the editor who wrote the headline. The story got numerous pick-ups and the video was
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Best 10 Thai films of 2008

Thai cinema has developed incredibly since I lived there in the 1990s. Production values have improved and story lines are getting better – though many films still focus on Ghost stories. Curtis Winston, aka wisekwai, has obsessively followed and blogged on Thai film for years now. For the first time, Curtis has doubled the size
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Shawn Crispin: Thaksin is finished

Following my interviews with former Thai prime minister in exile Thaksin Shinawatra (who warned that a coup in Thailand would be bloody), the ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan (who said that Thailand’s constitution may need amending), I spoke yesterday with Shawn Crispin, Southeast Asia editor for Asia Times Online. In addition to covering Thailand for
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Surin Exclusive: Thai constitution may need amending

NOTE TO READERS: I don’t normally follow Thai politics so closely, but follow my exclusive interview with Thaksin, the former leader in exile, readership of Thai-related items has shot up. HONG KONG, Dec 3 – Surin Pitsuwan, secretary general of ASEAN and Thai foreign minister, today said it could take “weeks” before the political situation
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