It’s Time For Samak To Resign

One day into his premiership, Samak Sundaravej has proven unfit for office. His demand for a bit of privacy while he shops in a fresh market to cook dinner for his wife is a shocking display of pugnacious personality, and we see no option for the country to move forward from this critical juncture unless he resigns immediately.  Some may say that esteemed editorialists such as we at NTN should... 

Bar Girls Protest Documentary Portraying Them As Whores

BANGKOK – The Bar Girls’ Union is upset at a new documentary that portrays them as whores. The film, “Bangkok Uncovered,” follows the lives of Pim and Poob as they work in Nana providing entertainment services to men. “The voice-overs in this so-called film refer to bar girls as ‘prostitutes,’ which demeans any girl that puts on a short skirt and heads to a bar,” the union said. “A... 

Pakistan Now Says Bhutto Died Of Natural Causes

KANDAHAR – Pakistan’s government now says opposition leader Benazir Bhutto died of natural causes. “After a thorough investigation, we have determined that it was simply Ms Benazir’s time to leave this earth,” said Rashid Qureshi, a government spokesman. “Sometimes Allah calls people home unexpectedly, and it looks as if that’s what happened in this case. It was simply old age.” The... 

Ministry of Information Blocks Own Website

BANGKOK – Internet surfers reported Friday that the home page of the Ministry of Communication and Information, or MICT, was inaccessible, replaced with a green screen bearing a written message from the MICT declaring the page in violation of “public security.” Since 2001, the MICT has blocked access to over 500,000 websites, mostly with pornographic or anti-government political content. While... 

New PM To Be Chosen By Reality TV Show

BANGKOK – In a new development expected to settle the political crisis in the Kingdom as well as take democracy to entertaining new heights, TrueVisions announced Friday that all major parties had agreed to form the cabinet by participating in a new reality TV program. At a press conference at Government House, the leaders of the PPP, the Democrat Party, Chart Thai, Puea Pandin and several other...