The Week That Was

by sweet3mango 0

A tongue in cheek look back at the news that made last week’s headline in and around Thailand.

Thai junta chief says cybersecurity bill not used to ‘tap’ phones

 Good news for Thai free speech! The vaguely worded, ambiguous Thai cyber security bill passed back in February will not be used to tap phones, according to the Junta chief.

 The bill allows a cabinet headed by the Prime Minister to seize computers, servers, and data without court order in the event of a cyber threat to national security. Anyone concerned about the discrepancy of the Junta can rest easy as there have only been 60 reported charges of citizens misusing social media since the existing Computer Crimes Act has been in effect.

Thai tour bus runs into 10-wheel truck, decapitating the driver and injuring 34 passengers

Bad news for agoraphobes and anyone thinking about their next van ride. A Thai tour bus added to the notorious Thailand traffic accident statistics. Stay safe out there.

Drug courier shot dead, 8m speed pills seized

A drug dealer made possibly the best decision in his life when he chose to be shot by police this week. The 8 million speed pills found would have most likely been a death sentence anyways.  

PHI PHI POLICE ARREST 1 IN ATTACK ON JACKED US SAMARITAN

Justice is currently being served out on the island of Koh Phi Phi. Police have apprehended one suspect in the viral story that involves a buff American and a trio of Thai thugs. Any bets on when the movie gets made?

OBESE COPS SENT TO FAT BOOT CAMP FOR ‘BELLY DESTRUCTION

If American cops love donuts, perhaps Thai cops crave sticky rice. A few heavy set law enforcers were forced to undergo a sort of fat camp to rid themselves of extra body fat. I would also like to see this as a reality show.