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Insight: Happy National Day Thailand, my second home

  • Wimar Witoelar
    Wimar Witoelar

    Founder of Intermatrix Communications, which advises the civil society group Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN)

Jakarta | Tue, December 5, 2017 | 08:06 am
Insight: Happy National Day Thailand, my second home Wat Arun Temple at sunset in Bangkok, Thailand. (Shutterstock/File)

PREMIUM The first time I went to Bangkok in 1970, my fellow student activists from Bandung and I watched a movie at Siam Square. We were astonished when the half-empty hall went dark and projected a photo of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, accompanied by a stately anthem. 

Everybody stood up and paid their respect in silence; so did we. 

Coming from a country where we had ...

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