Aim Sinpeng

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I'm a PhD candidate in political science at the University of British Columbia. My dissertation looks at Thailand's recent mass movements, the Red Shirts and the Yellow Shirts. I blog on Thai politics on New Mandala and write for Thailand's popular independent news, Prachatai (English version). In my free time I hike, travel, help others and learn a new language.

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14 May 2012

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A man serving an anti-royal sentence in Thailand dies in prison

Akong was sentenced to 20 years in jailed for an unproven lese majeste case on the basis of Thailand's Computer Crime Act. The 61-year-old grandfather, who had long battled with oral cancer, was believed to have died as a result of this disease. Attempts to get bail for Akong, most notably due to his illness, was repeatedly denied.

9 March 2012

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Internet Freedom in Southeast Asia

Cyber political pundits, bloggers and Facebook activists in Thailand often feel deeply frustrated and annoyed with their lack of liberty to write at will. Yet netizen's frustration with seemingly increasing internet censorship is not unique to Thailand, but rather it's part of the global insurgence of state control over internet...