Sweeping Censorship: New Computer crime laws would give government control of internet

Critics and experts have voiced concerns over the latest amendment to the Computer Crime Act because, if passed, it would allow the government to block any content they deem “inappropriate” without a court order At the same time, its more ambiguous sections have raised fears that the law may interpreted in myriad ways and possibly abused   The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) held a...

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Nine Inches of Nicky and the future of Thai porn

It’s a hot Sunday afternoon outside a PTT gas station’s Cafe Amazon, and a small crowd of reporters have gathered to see a motley band of photographers, writers and others...

Nine Inches of Nicky and the future of Thai porn

Smart Boy confessions: I’m a beautiful man who lures mature women with buying power

What would lead a perfectly handsome, 25-year-old man to regularly shoot botox into his face The first rule of being a smart boy: Always look good It’s that same drive which...

Smart Boy confessions: I’m a beautiful man who lures mature women with buying power

Escaping abuse for torments of the street, Bangkok’s homeless youth can’t get a break

Somewhere amid the splendor and squalor of gilded shopping malls and destitute slums, Bangkok's invisible children are exploited for labor, sex and criminal enterprise Coconuts...

Hidden in Plain Sight: Bangkok’s ‘invisible children’ exploited for profit

Somewhere amid the splendor and squalor of gilded shopping malls and destitute slums, Bangkok's invisible children are exploited for labor, sex and criminal enterprise...

Hidden in Plain Sight: Bangkok’s ‘invisible children’ exploited for profit

Saving a post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian era, one photograph at a time

This story originally appeared on Contented, an online magazine focused on Asian subcultures  Two Cambodian women sport identical hairstyles, blouses, trousers...

Saving a post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian era, one photograph at a time

A Storm of Sequins: Relish a cabaret of ladyboy delights

When my boyfriend proposed date night at a ladyboy cabaret, I was skeptical I imagined either wincing through a sordid erotic show or golf-clapping through hackneyed theatrics...

A Storm of Sequins: Relish a cabaret of ladyboy delights

I survived the Biebspocalypse

When I told friends I would be attending Justin Bieber’s first ever concert in Bangkok on Thursday night, they were aghast I may as well have told them I was attending a wine...

I survived the Biebspocalypse

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