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A plea to the Thai PM: Journalists Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian

Navy's Pursuit Will Damage Thailand

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
PHUKET: Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha must ask the Royal Thai Navy to drop charges against two Phuket-based reporters to save Thailand's reputation, one of the journalists told a law reform panel last night.

Chutima Sidasathian, who with Australian Alan Morison is being sued for criminal defamation over a Reuters agency paragraph republished by Phuketwan, said she was now being subjected to intimidation by the Navy in trying to do her job.

''I am on a Navy blacklist,'' she said. ''An officer told me a few days ago 'You are not allowed to report about the Royal Thai Navy on any kind of issue.'

''This is shameful. Leave the media free to do its job. I am very concerned about the freedom of the media in Thailand.''

Khun Chutima was speaking as part of a panel discussion, 'Silencing Media Coverage of Migrants: The Wider Repercussions in Thailand,' held at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand in Bangkok last night.

In the audience was British migrant labor rights activist Andy Hall, whose trial for defamation begins today, with several other charges involving lengthy jail terms and $10 million in compensation to be heard in coming months.

Mr Hall has described the series of actions brought against him by Natural Fruit as ''judicial harassment.''

The Royal Thai Navy's prosecution of the two Phuketwan journalists began before the military takeover on May 22 and, along with the Hall case, is likely to continue to be covered around the world. The journalists' trial resumes in March next year.

Khun Chutima and Morison recently wrote a long article for CNN on the military's changes on Phuket and plan to continue their daily reporting, especially on human trafficking in Thailand on land and sea.

The Reuters paragraph over which the Royal Thai Navy sued the journalists later formed part of a series on the Rohingya that won a Pulitzer prize.

Reuters and several Thai news outlets that carried the same paragraph have not been sued.

''The Navy is now trying to stop me doing my job as a journalist and I will not be intimidated,'' Khun Chutima said.

She told the audience that Morison's regular business visa for Thailand had been replaced by a ''criminal visa.''

This means that when he applies to renew his work permit next February, the application will automatically be rejected. Phuketwan will be forced to close.

The court is already holding his passport.

Both the Phuketwan case and the Andy Hall case were mentioned in the US State Department's Trafficking in Person Report for 2013. The US downgraded Thailand to Tier 3, the lowest level.

Because the Hall and Phuketwan cases are still proceeding despite widespread international criticism, Thailand's use of severe laws to persecute rights activists and journalists could be condemned again in this year's TIP report.

Last night another panelist, Supinya Klangnarong, who fought and won a long case involving a criminal defamation suit by Shin Corporation, said of the action against Phuketwan: ''I don't think that it makes sense.

''The more they try to press the charges, the more problems the state or the corporation will encounter.''

Surapong Kongchantuk of the Human Rights Committee, Lawyers Council of Thailand, said the National Reform Council of Thailand should consider changes to criminal defamation and other laws speedily.

''I hope they will seriously reform Thailand and make Thailand a better society,'' he said.

The fourth panelist, Nakhon Chompuchat, represents Hall in court from today.

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I don't think any Thai government of the day is going to give up willingly, a tool they can use to intimidate the media and that also has "plausible deniability" if accused of intimidation.

Posted by sir burr on September 2, 2014 07:57

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the law is the law ... even if it sometimes is an ass.....

Posted by chris on September 2, 2014 08:34

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Readers who spout cliches are asses, chris.

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Thailand needs to understand by covering up wrong doing and corruption, all they do is propagate the belief Thailand cannot evolve out of its feudal patronage system.

The press needs to be free to report the facts and truth and any interference only damages the country in the end.

The new Government under the military is getting very positive coverage in its clean up of Phuket. This vexatious case should be dropped as a gesture to show they are serious about reform.

In Thai there is a saying 'riding an elephant to hunt grasshoppers' that describes this case perfectly.

Phuket Wan was only doing a job that was in the public's interest. The Navy needs to accept they have some rotten apples in the barrel and not constantly deny it. All they do is look unprofessional by denying what everyone knows is true.

Posted by Arun Muruga on September 2, 2014 11:07

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I guess certain authorities are ignorant of the Streisand effect.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect
And it would appear that certain authorities are more interested in saving face than actually saving lives.

Posted by Sam Wilko on September 2, 2014 12:58

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That give you 5 months to find a buyer for PW,and hopefully we will get an editor who actually edits and does not treat the comments section as his little playground littered with his facile remarks. I for one will not miss AM.

Posted by Bob on September 2, 2014 15:17

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First comment, Bob, and nothing to add of consequence. Too much lemon in your tea today?

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I've got to say that I find it unbelievable that Thailand would prefer to remain with the likes of North Korea and Zimbabwe on Tier 3 of The Trafficking in Persons or TVPA Act rather than reach an equitable settlement without resorting to persecution, especially of journalists trying to do their job. The powers that be, knowing that such cases will cause immense embarrassment to the whole system of the Thai determination of its laws, but even more damaging will be the country's reputation should they proceed, as the world and its free press are watching this one closely.

Posted by Pete on September 2, 2014 17:14

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Indeed, Pete: "The whole world is watching," to cite a 60's protest chant. And how would I know that this protest chant actually happened if it wasn't for a free press?

Posted by sam wilko on September 2, 2014 18:40

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Ed: I fail to understand why your visa has been stamped 'criminal' when you haven't been tried. It goes against the grain of innocent before proven guilty, and where justice is denied or delayed, nobody is safe. Can you appeal the 'criminal visa' as it was apparently not issued by a legal entity?

Posted by Pete on September 3, 2014 10:14

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The criminal case number is written in the passport with the visa stamp.

The words ''criminal visa'' are in quotes for good reason. It's a normal Immigration stamp, with the case number added by hand. In the application form the words ''facing criminal charge'' have to be written where it says ''reason for application.''

You are certainly not treated as innocent in the Western sense in Thailand pre-trial.

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Oh come on, when are you going to have some professional integrity and fess up to stealing the Reuters paragraph?

Phuketwan isn't a Reuters client - so what was it doing "republishing" anything from Reuters in the first place? Did your rat story credit Reuters? It did not, you f***ing fraud.

So just quit with self-interested bellyaching, and just go book your ticket out of Thailand you whinging amateur.

Posted by PJ on September 3, 2014 23:13

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We republished extracts from the Reuters article because it was newsworthy, PJ. This is what news outlets do. We credited Reuters thoroughly throughout. The fate of the Rohingya is of interest to us and our readers. We focused on the new points raised by the Reuters article, as we have done with other sources, and as we do every day in a different kind of way with PhuketWATCH. Thanks for your advice. I guess you must be a runner and a hider. We're not. Why not do some basic research before making a fool of yourself?

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The Lawyers Council of Thailand has called on government to drop all defamation charges against media professionals and activists or risk stifling freedom of expression.
Surapong Kongchantuk, chairman of the council's human rights subcommittee, warned defamation laws have been used as a tool to silence those who reveal information that others want to conceal.

Several contentious criminal defamation and Computer Crimes Act cases have been filed against activists, researchers and journalists over the past year.
High-profile cases include the defamation suit against labor rights activist Andy Hall and charges levelled at Phuketwan reporters Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian. Both prosecutions concern undercover research or reporting on the plight of migrants in Thailand.

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This is a good bold knock onto a closed door, hopefully the door finally open..

Posted by Sue on September 4, 2014 09:20

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@Sue: Cut and pasted word for word from Bangkok Post without acknowledgement. Now we have dumbness and ingratitude to add to your egocentrism.

Posted by Pete on September 4, 2014 10:35

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@Pete

Thanks for acknowledgment of BP, Pete, on my behalf.
Next time will take more care!
Actually, it is not an easy exercise C/P from BP - once you 'be done, you know

Posted by Sue on September 4, 2014 11:24

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Indeed, it's not easy to cut and paste from the Bkk Post. Is there a shortcut, Sue?

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@Ed

The only shortcut in this case is patience :) - I copy/paste in small chunks - by paragraph, or by sentence, appending a current portion of text to paste to accumulated block of text..
Therefore you do it only when see a strong reason to do it.
I considered a message that the body - Lawyers Council, not individuals, has brought such points as described, to attention of authorities, as significant and interesting, so that in my opinion warranted these small extra efforts for C/P.

But @Pete , in this particular case, of course has risen an absolutely right point - as lack of acknowledgment could bring some troubles not only for me, but as well for PW...

Posted by Sue on September 4, 2014 12:09

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Obviously it was cut and pasted from somewhere as it made sense!

Posted by Manowar on September 4, 2014 12:32

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@Sue: Your avatar or not? Mighty big feet for a girl!

Posted by Pete on September 4, 2014 13:22

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@Pete

Avatar is mine.
Yes feet are big, of the body 186/88.
But I am not girl, I am man.

Don't be disguised by the nick - it was not meant as a name, just a nick..

Some other posters addressed some comments, based, erh, on a wrong perception of the nick, as it was SO FUNNY how mistaken they are, I even didn't bother to comment on those posts.

Posted by Sue on September 4, 2014 13:55

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@Sue: Ah,yes. Nicked. I should have guessed - a Johnny Cash fan, favourite: 'A boy named Sue'.

Posted by Pete on September 4, 2014 14:40

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Jonny Cash predicted this situation 50 years ago. I will have to bring out his old 8 track cartridges to see what else may be revealed!

Posted by Manowar on September 4, 2014 14:48

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Very funny Sue, you had us for about 5 seconds and then we realised the problem, boy, girl, man, women has suffered a translation issue!

Posted by Manowar on September 4, 2014 14:56

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@Pete

Right!
Yes, indeed, some disambiguation by John Cash song !

@Manowar

Feet calibre do not fit well into your translation, no?

Posted by Sue on September 4, 2014 15:14

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@Sue: There's a saying 'An offended heart is the breeding ground of deception'. Perhaps in your case it is English language. I'm sorry to say that you wouldn't pass a written English exam in any West European country, with the possible exception of France. So now I'll hazard another guess that you come from Eastern Europe.

Posted by Pete on September 4, 2014 15:23

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Sue, it's easier to change an avatar to match one's gender, rather than gender to match an avatar.
You are so much a real Sue., Delia's not gone, there is no goodnight Irene, great speckled bird, it's just the cocaine blues and I'm all smiles tonight!

Posted by Manowar on September 4, 2014 15:57

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Pete, West European is a bit vague, I would guess close to the East German border of either Poland or the Czech Rep but definitely a distance from one having Frankfurt origins.

Posted by Manowar on September 4, 2014 16:16

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@Pete

There is a HUGE difference of the attention I pay to writing a casual text - mostly on iPad, without any manual spellchecking - something is corrected by software ,sometimes in an irrelevant manner - to when I writing a business email - and with an utmost attention to official documents like contracts, official letters and similar.
I type casual texts in any language , incl. similar manner in a mother-tongue, and , yes, getting sometimes similar feedback :))
The only language in which you can't type in such casual is Thai, as a single mistake can change the whole meaning of sentence.

About official documents like extensive business letters, contracts and so on, which I compile really carefully, there is zero mistakes, and there is a genuine perception that a document has been written by Englishman , in a proper UK English ( not in some unknown language that sometimes is referred as "US English") on number of occasion the author of text was not labeled , and after extensive guesswork that was a conclusion.

Since I have been working for a long time in a private company with an owner - German , as result we all speak English with a German aplomb - like Him.
My English can produce verbally up to 400words per minute.

You can't judge about grammar by informal casual texts. However , I should admit, that comment e.g. on The Guardian page are written mostly with full compliance with a grammar, unlike what I see in other languages.

As far as I remember, for my TOEFL - or there were some similar tests - I always got rather points, so I afraid your fears about my written English grades are not really justified.
At the same time, talking to an unsophisticated average Joe from US, I see that they don't really understand Passive Voice and Perfect Continuous Tenses, so now I know difference between UK and US English.

First you study profile of my feet, then you asking me about genes,where it will come in the end?

@Manowar

Have you been to Europe during last 30 years, except GB, please?
And what is "Europe"?
Oxford Dictionary Meaning Nr.2 of the word "Europe" is the European Union.
Do you know well,please, borders of the European Union?
FYI Guadeloupe , Martinique, Saint-Martin, French Guyana, Reunion,Azores and Madeira, Canary is. or Mayote are part of European Union.
So what is then "Western Europe", or "Central Europe" or "Eastern Europe"..?

Posted by Sue on September 4, 2014 18:14

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@Pete

There is a HUGE difference of the attention I pay to writing a casual text - mostly on iPad, without any manual spellchecking - something is corrected by software ,sometimes in an irrelevant manner - to when I writing a business email - and with an utmost attention to official documents like contracts, official letters and similar.
I type casual texts in any language , incl. similar manner in a mother-tongue, and , yes, getting sometimes similar feedback :))
The only language in which you can't type in such casual is Thai, as a single mistake can change the whole meaning of sentence.

About official documents like extensive business letters, contracts and so on, which I compile really carefully, there is zero mistakes, and there is a genuine perception that a document has been written by Englishman , in a proper UK English ( not in some unknown language that sometimes is referred as "US English") on number of occasion the author of text was not labeled , and after extensive guesswork that was a conclusion.

Since I have been working for a long time in a private company with an owner - German , as result we all speak English with a German aplomb - like Him.
My English can produce verbally up to 400words per minute.

You can't judge about grammar by informal casual texts. However , I should admit, that comment e.g. on The Guardian page are written mostly with full compliance with a grammar, unlike what I see in other languages.

As far as I remember, for my TOEFL - or there were some similar tests - I always got rather points, so I afraid your fears about my written English grades are not really justified.
At the same time, talking to an unsophisticated average Joe from US, I see that they don't really understand Passive Voice and Perfect Continuous Tenses, so now I know difference between UK and US English.

First you study profile of my feet, then you asking me about genes,where it will come in the end?

@Manowar

Have you been to Europe during last 30 years, except GB, please?
And what is "Europe"?
Oxford Dictionary Meaning Nr.2 of the word "Europe" is the European Union.
Do you know well,please, borders of the European Union?
FYI Guadeloupe , Martinique, Saint-Martin, French Guyana, Reunion,Azores and Madeira, Canary is. or Mayote are part of European Union.
So what is then "Western Europe", or "Central Europe" or "Eastern Europe"..?

Posted by Sue on September 4, 2014 18:42

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Sue,
Europe is a continent containing a number of countries.
The European Union is an agreement between member countries or member states where a single market and standard system of laws apply.

Europe is not the EU, your keyboard must be faulty or just operator error.

No, I don't care about the borders of the EU and yes, not all EU countries are located in the EU.

If you don't know the meaning of East and west Europe I suggest you buy a map and compass.

You could even search how to use both on the internet, maybe try Google

Posted by Manowar on September 4, 2014 19:31

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@Sue: It sounds like a Greek puzzle to me or a code I can't understand. I'm afraid I don't know a linguist who could translate your posts. I suppose you write your business emails in Russian. You got a score in TOEFL test? Unbelievable as they are in English only. As for genetics (the study of genes) I hadn't got that far, but on second thoughts I don't think I'll bother you any more; total waste of time. Dasvidania.

Posted by Pete on September 4, 2014 19:50

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Sue, I think you may find we all use casual type to post. The difference is that what most of us post is understood.
While, in your last post you have tried to be correct, it is not.
You cannot have " of the attention" I think you mean in the attention.
" and with an utmost attention" should be the utmost attention.
"And similar" should be or similar
"I type casual texts in any language" I think you mean many languages as I am sure you do not speak every language.
" incl. Similar manner in a mother tongue" I think you mean. No I have no idea but I think you mean also in your primary language.
"Getting sometimes similar feedback" I think you mean sometimes getting similar feed back.
"Can't type in such casual is Thai as a single mistake can change the whole meaning.." It's not only Thai, you manage to change the meaning very well in English.
" there is zero mistakes" I think you mean are zero mistakes.
"perception a document is written by an Englishman" rubbish or maybe true of someone who cannot speak English.
"That sometimes is referred as US English" I think you mean that is sometimes referred to as US English.
On (a) number of occasion(s) the author of text was not label(l)ed (,) and after extensive guesswork...
An owner who is German or a German owner
As(a) result..
My English can produce verbally up to ... I think you mean you can speak in English at up to ...
You can't judge (about) grammar...forget the about.
"The Guardian page are written... Can be pages are written or a page is written.
"With full compliance with a grammar. I think you mean with correct grammar.
" I always got rather (good) points. Maybe
"So I afraid" I think you mean I'm afraid.
" first you study (a) profile of my feet.. Maybe
" then you asking me about genes" maybe then you asked me about my genes.
"..Where it will come in the end". I have no idea what you are saying.
Sue you are missing the point, it's not the typos that annoy everybody, it's the irrelevance to the topic being discussed, the length of the posts, the inaccuracies and the long winded way you use to say something simple.

I'm sure TNM could well and truly have a field day and her absence is rather surprising considering her past obsessions. Especially "unknown language that sometimes is referred to as US English".
Maybe packing up is taking more time than expected.

Posted by Manowar on September 4, 2014 20:16

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"FYI Guadeloupe , Martinique, Saint-Martin, French Guyana, Reunion,Azores and Madeira, Canary is. or Mayote are part of European Union."

Sue, incorrect.
They are territories that belong to EU member states or countries, are subject to certain exemptions and varying parts of EU law from full inclusion in EU policies to none at all.

Posted by Manowar on September 4, 2014 20:55

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"But I am not girl, I am man." says Sue.

That's awesome Sue, how do you do!... it reminds me of a certain special needs FEMALE student I had named AMAN ( a very common Muslim boys AND girls name, like Laurie, or Sue ).

As AMAN came back from her trip to the washroom, another special needs student exclaimed to no one in particular.. "Here comes a MAN!" Of course none of the other students 'got it'.. and I kept my bloody mouth shut.

Posted by farang888 on September 4, 2014 21:23

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@ Manowar

Very funny! One of the best put downs I have seen on this site! Hopefully Sue (he) will take note and stop boring us all. Although part of me does find (he/she/it?) comments entertaining.

Posted by Terry on September 4, 2014 23:32

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Well Ed,
Hopefully they will find a technicality to get you and your beautiful writer Chutima Sidasathian off on the charges. Since you didn't create the damning words in the article but merely passed on the article to more readers. If they find a way to save face on their part, the General that took over Thailand can say some thing about Reuters being the true culprits and drop the case against the two of you and just move on.
Good luck.
Also whats up with The Message Board listings of @ Sue @ Manowar and @Pete, Very distracting. Swap emails already.

Posted by John on September 5, 2014 00:06

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@Manowar

1. Don't come the raw prawn:
"Europe" means not just a continent quite for yonks.

if previously the European Union was referred as "Europe" only contextually, today it is in a mainstream:
Good oil on the meaning of the word "Europe" from the latest Oxford Dictionary is the following and is about 3 different definitions:

1A continent of the northern hemisphere, separated from Africa to the south by the Mediterranean Sea and from Asia to the east roughly by the Bosporus, the Caucasus Mountains, and the Ural Mountains. Europe contains approximately 20 per cent of the world's population.
1.1The European Union:the Prime Minister who took Britain into Europe
1.2British The mainland of continental Europe as distinct from the British Isles:A Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe
http://goo.gl/eGRXZx

So you may try fly to French Guayna, and got into "Europe", sorry.

Only some subset of UK English casually called US English, wrongly takes that Europe is just continent:
http://goo.gl/nGzXSX

2. Guadeloupe , Martinique, Saint-Martin, French Guyana, Reunion,Azores and Madeira, Canary is. or Mayote

They are OMR:
"The outermost regions (OMR) are geographic areas which are part of a European Union Member State, are situated outside of Europe and are fully part of the EU. "

I know it is quite confusing, as there are as well "overseas countries and territories"(OCT), which are not part of EU, and some OMR became recently OCT, and vice versa.

French Saint Martin status is unclear for the moment..

Posted by Sue on September 5, 2014 00:41

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@Pete

I wonder whether ever have taken IQ test? The one where some letters or numbers are missed, words order is messed up, or some other part of information is missing or ?
And what score did you get then? 60?

You can't rely that non-native speakers in casual communication in English would follow precisely grammar and syntax of UK English.

Moreover, I am afraid that you might be quite older than me, so you are still the "old skul" member who is used to write by hand, not type, and takes grammatical accuracy too seriously.

I don't remember when I written by hand anything of material length last time, it was probably 10 or 15 years ago.
Y and Z generations are much more casual about grammar as long as it is possible to get what the idea is, and similarly they almost don't care about typos, omissions etc.

Unless your IQ score is 60 , you should stretch your brain more in order to understand what non-native speakers are writing in your mother-tongue. It is good for your health. In all other cases if you don't do this then you are just too lazy. Then it is useful to remember that Alzheimer could be behind a corner, but stretching a brain above daily needs is a commonly acknowledged prophylaxis tool.

I write casual texts in a manner similar to one of the comments above in ALL languages. It's just casual texts, just relax about it. Otherwise your fallacy logic will lead to a conclusion that I am simply illiterate :D

Moreover, still while being so protective about public use of your mother-tongue, you are hiding your own language talents, if there any at all: all what we know is that your mother-tongue is English, and that you speak some basic Thai, at least you know words "Som Tam". Any foreign language skills, that are besides a restaurant menu, please?

Posted by Sue on September 5, 2014 01:26

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Sue,
You are becoming a bit like a favourite song sang out of tune. You want to hear it but you cannot stand the tone.
If you have an issue with raw prawns, I suggest you cook them, alternatively try to befriend them.

I do find it hard to understand what you are trying to say but let's try anyway.
You say "Europe means not just a continent for yonks".

Would I be correct to assume your intention was to suggest that Europe now has other meanings and has for a long time?

No, Europe is a continent, that continent consists of countries and those countries consist of states, towns or areas.

That's the way it has been for a few thousand years and will be for a few thousand more. Nobody intends to steel it or part of it and if they do, they cannot take it anywhere as it is firmly anchored to the outer crust and subject to only slight movement.

I have no idea what you are saying in your second paragraph beginning " if previously.... Good oil..."
I suggest if you read what you wrote you may also have this problem but then on second thought, maybe it does make sense to you.

Your 1A, roughly correct.

Your 1.1, a result I assume of mixing of medication and alcohol.

Your 1.2, written after the second bottle.

" so you may try fly to French Guayna, and got into Europe, sorry"

No, if you fly to FG and you successfully land, you are in FG, not Europe. See Sue, nobody has moved it. It's almost at the exact same location as it was 1000 years ago and will be in another 1000 also.

OMR rubbish. They are not fully part of the EU, they are territories owned by EU member countries but not subject to the same requirements.

You further contradict your previous statement that Europe is the EU.

It is not confusing Sue, it is very easy to understand for most of us. Again, who cares?

The important thing is that you are not placed in charge of negotiating deals or treaties on behalf of the EU because the misinterpretation could well start WW3.

Forget the "mother tongue" expression, try using native language, first or primary language, arterial language and you can keep your mother's tongue for the barbecue with your raw prawn.

Posted by Manowar on September 5, 2014 10:46

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Terry, if Sue is a "he", I will dress in a tutu and dance down Soi Bangla at midnight. Now that is a sight you would not want to see!

Posted by Manowar on September 5, 2014 10:55

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@Manowar

Your development obvisoudly stopped long tine ago:
whether you call OMR rubbish ir not, OMR are part of the territory of the European Union, even if you don't like it.
To avoid legalese, this is official summary by the European Commission of OMR status:
"The EU has 9 regions that are geographically very distant from the European continent but that form integral part of the EU."
http://goo.gl/7qRNud

Easy-to-understand down-to-the-earth unsophisticated plumber's-like logic that EU territory confined to the continent of Europe is not valid any,ore already for a long time.

Moreover, you don't understand that English language is constantly evolving, every year new words are added to Oxford Dictionary, and , yes, "Europe" nowadays as per Oxford Dictionary has a meaning also of the EU, how strange it would sound for your ears, that are used for Europe definition from 70s, when you last time went to a school.

1.1. and 1.2. are not my invention, they are cited from 2013 Oxford Dictionary of the UK English, link is below
http://goo.gl/wBxLt1

Manowar, you simply do not catch up with a life developments anymore, and are apparently frustrated about it, so be honest with yourself and admit that you don't speak contemporary UK English, and hence you don't know where the Europe is, therefore you better change your nick to ManWhoDon'tKnowWhereTheEuropeIs.

In addition, by your narrow-minded remark you just have succumbed to the fact that you never been before, and probably will never come in the future, to a region where the pic on the left has been taken.
Polynesian dance shows on Bora Bora are very different to those on BangLa - which you know very well, both in terms of content and monetary value:
http://youtu.be/yrC7vcyc8h0


Just yesterday during a dinner we discussed whether presence on Phuket of such unsophisticated types like you is good for the island or not: although there are number of positive points - people have adapted to infrastructure and environment, and bring their marginal contribution to aggregate local demand, overall it is not good as they are not aligned with long-term endeavors of the island toward brighter future.

Posted by Sue on September 5, 2014 12:43

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Sue,
Maybe, you were deprived of oxygen at an early stage of life and this is the only way you manage to deal with your issues.

Let's be frank. You have no knowledge about any topic except what you can Google . Here, you once again fail, as you are unable to comprehend accurately was has appeared before you. You then cut and paste sections, try join these sections with your own contribution, mixed up, back to front, misinterpreted, irrelevant and somehow think it makes sense. Only to you, Obviously.

Maybe a site such as this, provides you with an outlet or the level of attention your condition desires. Always willing to help those with special needs or with a complex about their IQ, which you frequently try to match with other readers.

I support your cause as I have always been opposed to scientific experiments that effect the intelligence of future generations which until recently I did not believe existed.

Posted by Manowar on September 5, 2014 14:54

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@Manowar

You are simply illiterate in a contemporary UK English, as you don't know that the word Europe has nowadays also a meaning of "the European Union" as per 2013 Oxford Dictionary. That is the topic you discussed in this particular thread, so for you to improve you have to either go back to school, or keep silent, as otherwise there is another new word that is well descriptive of your case - "palinism".
The only topic that you seemingly know well is physics at the level of 6th grade of secondary school, wrapped by a diploma of vocational school. I see what the level is well as once long time ago I did a major in Physics, and advanced courses on advanced calculus, incl. vector calculus like Jacobian matrix etc.

Your stinky exude doesn't help, wipe away it thoroughly, otherwise you will get a rash.

Posted by Sue on September 11, 2014 00:53

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@Ed

Re: Shortcut for better Copy/Paste form BPost:

Yes, there is a shortcut:
just click "Print", and the article will be opened in a new tab or window, as HTML, and without underlying code, that makes C/P more difficult from the main page - then it is possible to C/P any portion of the article, incl. images, without restrictions.

Posted by Sue on September 11, 2014 00:59

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Thanks, Sue.

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By convention there are seven continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Antarctica. Some geographers list only six continents, combining Europe and Asia into Eurasia. The EU is not a continent as previously explained ad nauseum.
@Sue, is it small wonder that your failure to grasp that basic FACT makes all your other diatribes, whether cut and pasted, or posted in whatever form of English you use, range from unintelligible to unbelievable if in FACT they are not irrelevant.

Posted by Alan on September 12, 2014 16:06

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Sue, advanced physics, yeh right.. If you indeed did study physics you either should ask for a refund or you were absent too often.
See, it is very easy to pick a person who studied any of the major sciences as such a person is methodical and accurate. Maybe you just dreamt it one night on the wrong dose of medication..
Stick to Palinism as you have mastered the study of your idol. We certainly dont need either of you misinterpreting or mixing up your fissions and fusions.

Posted by Manowar on September 12, 2014 19:09

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You're complaining not to get a fair trial. But you're cheering the army if they put taxi drivers into jail without a proper trial.

Posted by domi on September 12, 2014 19:53

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Are we? Really? I think you need to read the articles more closely, domi.

We don't think it's right in any democracy for the military to sue the media, especially using bad laws that make defamation, a civil matter in most countries, a criminal matter in Thailand. The military should make a telephone call instead, and make the telephone call to the people who wrote the original paragraph, not those who merely republished it. The US State Department and others wonder why PW has been charged and why the big international news agency, Reuters, has not been charged. We are not ''cheering the army if they put taxi drivers into jail without a proper trial.'' Everyone deserves a fair trial and is entitled to bail. But we are certainly in favor of any moves to end corruption on Phuket and throughout Thailand.

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@ sue this is for you to remember. "The moral high-ground is the most expensive piece of real estate in the world. The condition of occupation is that you live there alone."

Posted by Duncan B on September 13, 2014 03:51


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