Supreme Court Judge Adds Entire Unpublished Screenplay To 900-Page Verdict

BANGKOK – In an unprecedented legal move, a Supreme Court judge has inserted the entire text of his unwritten movie screenplay into the verdict of the Thaksin Shinawatra assets case. About 90 minutes after the verdict reading began at 1 p.m., court reporters noted that the words coming from presiding judge Pongthep Siripongtiganont no longer seemed to bear any connection to the case, or to legal... 

Pojamon Insists Bt34 Billion Earned By Paethongtan At McDonald’s

BANGKOK — Just before the Supreme Court verdict on seizure of assets belonging to her ex-husband Thaksin Shinawatra, Khunying Pojaman Shinawatra told reporters today that all of her personal assets were the wages of her youngest daughter Paethongtan’s four-month stint working at McDonald’s in 2005. “Paethongtan worked very hard and saved all her earnings, and then gave them to me,” explained... 

‘Nation’ Seeks Font Size Big Enough For Final, Final Showdown To End All Showdowns Headline

BANGKOK – Editors at ‘The Nation’ were scrambling this morning to locate a font size bigger than any of the sizes previously used by the paper in the lead-up to Friday’s assets verdict case. Editor Thaong Kantong was furious when he was told that 108 was the largest font size available and had already been used on the front page 15 times in the previous 24 days. Shouting across the newsroom,... 

GT200 Scanners To Be Replaced With Fortune Tellers, Feng Shui Experts, Amulets And Reincarnated Geckos

BANGKOK – Following the discovery that the British-made GT200 bomb-detection scanners purchased by various military and state agencies do not actually work as advertised, the government today announced that the responsibility for safe bomb detection would now be entrusted to scientifically-proven local technologies such as fortune tellers, Feng Shui, Buddhist amulets, and small reptiles that... 

Thai Media Warns Of Thaksin-Less Doomsday For Journalism

BANGKOK – The Thai Journalists Association warned today of an impending apocalypse in the local news media if the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions rules to seize all of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s assets. “If Thaksin no longer has any money, he will no longer be able to fund the Red Shirts. Without over-simplified, color-coded...