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Children: Daily Struggle of Adversity in Bangkok

The National Children’s Day in Thailand, January 12, 2013, proved to be eventful dosed with the usual celebration of the government’s commitment towards enabling the child mold their characteristics and skills. Adults exhibit their desire to see a generation of disciplined and responsible young people. According to the news, there is a general agreement among stake holders that children need to work towards becoming good citizens for society’s future. Thailand expects no less.

However there has been a lack of priority placed in Bangkok, the establishment of consensus that children are equal partners to policies and activities that affect their lives. It is a worrying trend in South East Asia, with over 600 million people, that there has been a decline of general acknowledgement that marginalized children and young people are a party to building that responsible society which adults expect of them.

Read more at: http://akrockefeller.com/blog/childreninthailand/

 

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An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at zashnain.com and @bedlamfury

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Mother Earth forgotten in our quest for development

Mighty majestic trees are wondrous creations. I love the trees, towering to the heavens, living for a few hundred years. Yet besides the poverty in Kuala Lumpur, Mother Earth is ignored in the consuming corporate rat-race to build the tallest tower, biggest building and eventually being moronic in the process. Undeniably Kuala Lumpur is far more organised than Bangkok or Manila, however it lacks the zeal of appreciation to life, and the city dwellers care not of Mother Earth.

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An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at zashnain.com and @bedlamfury

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Child Poverty: What Are You Going To Do About It?

        Rural migrants are attracted to the possibilities that a city can offer. Let’s take Bangkok as an example. The migration from rural to urban happens on a daily basis, whether its merely to work in Bangkok, traveling to and  from the distant towns, or to permanently settle down.

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An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at zashnain.com and @bedlamfury

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Media menaced in Thailand

Saturday, August 28, 2010

PHUKET: Press freedom in Thailand, especially for broadcast media such as community radio stations and Web boards, has “palpably deteriorated” over the past six years, says Roby Alampay, outgoing executive director of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (Seapa).

“The Internet over the past six years has played a crucial role in allowing people to debate and air their views,” Alampay said, adding that things had become “more personal” when users began facing censorship, state monitoring, and the threat of prosecution over content in their e-mails or social networking sites.

“Print media fortunately remain very vibrant and free,” he added.

Alampay, who has completed his term at Bangkok-based Seapa and leaves for Manila today, told The Nation that Thais have to be mindful about the growing legal constraints that curb media freedom and expression.

Six years ago, Thaksin Shinawatra was “no friend of the media”, but was “put in check” by the courts, Alampay said. Now, after political and military upheaval, there is Abhisit Vejjajiva.

“You have a prime minister who benefited from political and military upheavals, and he says all the right things about press freedom, but in the background, there’s a lot of trouble,” he said.

For example, he said, the current Computer Crime Act was “dangerous” because the authorities were exploiting its harsh penalties and weaknesses.

“I’m not just blaming Abhisit, because other people have also been exploiting the law and making it more confusing,” he said.

When Abhisit first came to power, he told society “not to worry about the law”, but Alampay said things have turned out to be “quite disappointing, and unfortunately got worse” under the current administration.

As reported in the Phuket Gazette three months ago, Poomjit Sirawongprasert, president of the Thai [Website] Hosting Service Providers Club, notes that, “Thailand is getting increasingly like China when it comes to Internet censorship.”

And Reporters Without Borders says that over the past few years more than 50,000 websites have been blocked.

Consequently, Thailand’s standing in the Press Freedom Index of Reporters Without Borders plunged to 130 last year, from 65 in 2002.

With the emergency decree having been invoked in so many Thai provinces (but not Phuket) in April of this year, and with that decree still in force in several areas, further deterioration in media freedom is likely.

Bangkok and Phuket-based television and Web board operators surveyed by the Phuket Gazette predict that Thailand’s Freedom Index ranking will have plunged still further when the statistic for 2009 is announced next year.

Nation / Phuket Gazette

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Black-list of 200 red cyber-warriors disclosed

Black-list of 200 red cyber-warriors disclosed. Jakrapob and Giles still convey information through websites in Europe. PM orders for control.

In a cabinet meeting, ICT Minister Chuti Krairoek reported about a publicity of websites containing lèse majesté contents. He said that Jakrapob Penkair and Giles Ungpakorn are still active in conveying information through websites in Europe. Meanwhile, the Ministry of ICT found a group of 200 people that, in their line of duty, constantly posts LM messages online, which is against the law.

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has urged ICT Minister Chuti to negotiate with the people related to the websites according to the National Reconcilation Roadmap.

“A big problem is website censorship, for example, Prachatai. It appears that the owner of the website which is a lady has proficiently coordinated with foreign countries by sending them a photo of her behind jail bars to accuse the government for suppressing freedom of the press, so we have to negotiate in keeping with the reconcilation roadmap.” said the source, citing PM’s words.

On the same day, ICT Minister Chuti said that the cabinet has assigned the Ministry of ICT to look after how people use websites, which is another policy to promote reconcilation. Soon, the Ministry will summon owners of the websites to talk and negotiate for them to restrict the rules of their websites. If there are messages that violate the law, distort the information, or provoke the public, officers will be taking charge of the websites. The minister also insists that this is not a control or restriction of rights to hold opinions.

Moreover, the cabinet has approved an establishment of a new office in one month to look after the violation of the Computer-Related Crime Act to protect and take care of the royal institution.

source : PostToday
Translated by Tewson

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Got a good proverb from a friend.

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หากเราต้องการเอาชนะการโต้แย้ง

ถ้าเราอ่อนหลักการ เราก็ตีฝ่ายตรงข้ามด้วยทฤษฎี

ถ้าเราอ่อนทฤษฎี เราก็ตีด้วยข้อมูล

ถ้าเราอ่อนทั้งคู่ เราก็ว่า เราแก่แล้วจงฟังเรา

—-
In order to win an argument,
Unless strong in principles, we must offense by theory,
If our theory is weak, sufficient information can help,
If both of theory and information are poor,
tell them, you must obey the seniority.
—-
Thanks : K. Karn

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Rassian Great Rasputin

There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow
Most people looked at him with terror and with fear
But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear
He could preach the bible like a preacher
Full of ecstacy and fire
But he also was the kind of teacher
Women would desire

RA RA RASPUTIN
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
RA RA RASPUTIN
Russia’s greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on

He ruled the Russian land and never mind the czar
But the kasachok he danced really wunderbar
In all affairs of state he was the man to please
But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze
For the queen he was no wheeler dealer
Though she’d heard the things he’d done
She believed he was a holy healer
Who would heal her son

(Spoken:)
But when his drinking and lusting and his hunger
for power became known to more and more people,
the demands to do something about this outrageous
man became louder and louder.

“This man’s just got to go!” declared his enemies
But the ladies begged “Don’t you try to do it, please”
No doubt this Rasputin had lots of hidden charms
Though he was a brute they just fell into his arms
Then one night some men of higher standing
Set a trap, they’re not to blame
“Come to visit us” they kept demanding
And he really came

RA RA RASPUTIN
Lover of the Russian queen
They put some poison into his wine
RA RA RASPUTIN
Russia’s greatest love machine
He drank it all and he said “I feel fine”

RA RA RASPUTIN
Lover of the Russian queen
They didn’t quit, they wanted his head
RA RA RASPUTIN
Russia’s greatest love machine
And so they shot him till he was dead

(Spoken:) Oh, those Russians…

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Today, I decide to change my blog OS from Blogger into WordPress.

There is no exactly reason why I change, it might be the same feeling as people renovate their homes.  BTW, everything is still under developed.  Please be patient for the inconvenience.

Finally I know how to migrate all my blog even though I have lost some of my graphic.

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I am in the process of moving my previous blog (blogger) into the new OS (wordpress).

Everything seems new to me.  Be patient please.

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