Bangkok Newspapers by 2Bangkok.com
Thailand's best blog provides a short by highly useful summary of the major stories in the country for the year 2005, along with plenty of hotlinks for more information.
2Bangkok.com picks the top stories of 2005
December 29, 2005
While some stories appear as screaming headlines and points of controversy for a week and then are forgotten, others have lasting impact and lead to other controversies. This year's top stories largely chart the misery of the TRT party in the first year after its historic election win.
1. The year started with Thaksin's triumph at the polls (ThaiElections.com). This air of invincibility probably contributed to a series of aggressive stances by the PM challenging critics' patriotism which led to...
2. A series of aggressive lawsuits against government critics (T is for trouble in the age of libel, The Nation, July 29, 2005, Libel suits being used to intimidate, The Nation, August 17, 2005) which seemed to be an attempt to create a Singapore-style of order in the media (Aura of fear pervades Thai media, IHT, October 5, 2005).