Libertarians in Thailand

Promoting Freedom in an Authoritarian nation

Singapore officials reveal links between Thaksin and the Crown Prince?

New WikiLeaks released cables relating statements from Singaporean foreign officials to the US State Department. The cables are not yet published online for verification, but where published in the Sunday editions of the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age.

One of the segments the pick out is a possibly explosive material:

Moving on to Thailand, the newspapers cited cables detailing a September 2008 meeting with Mr Sedney in which Mr Kausikan labels former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra as ‘corrupt’, along with ‘everyone else, including the opposition’.

Mr Kausikan apparently also stated that Thaksin ‘made a mistake in pursuing a relationship with the crown prince by paying off the crown prince’s gambling debts’, and warned of continued instability in Thailand.

Read the Straits Times-article on the news here: Straits Times

Added: Additional quote is found over at the source: Sydney Morning Herald

Malaysia’s “dangerous” decline is fuelled by incompetent politicians, Thailand is dogged by corruption and a “very erratic” crown prince, Japan is a “big fat loser” and India is ”stupid”.

What does these revelations mean for us?

December 12, 2010 Posted by | External posts | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Couple is sentenced for selling Mickey Mouse bags – death to IP laws

We could today read an opinion piece called ‘Second Thought on Piracy Crackdown’ regarding a small shop being ordered to pay 30k baht in penalty for selling 4 bags with Mickey Mouse logos. The article however misses the point, and that is that IP legislation in its foundation is unjust and should be abolished.

I would recommend a read over at mises.org: ‘The Death Throes of Pro-IP Libertarianism‘.

August 5, 2010 Posted by | External posts | , , | Leave a comment

‘Tooth Fairy Economics’

Over at Campaign For Liberty Tom Woods has written a piece called ‘Tooth Fairy Economics‘ (found via), regarding the misconception that the governments involvement by ‘boosting’ the economy using stimulus packages would be a good thing or could be done so any without negative effects on other parts of the economy. Continue reading

February 22, 2009 Posted by | External posts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Libertarian blog-posts run-downs

Just some recent blog-posts that some might find interesting:

The Libertarian Slant has a post called ‘Obama Lies, Democrats Lie, USA dies‘ outlining his view of Obama’s presidency sofar. Not a rosy picture of hope and change. Perhaps not so balanced but sure entertaining.

Freedom Bunker is on the same train with ‘#748 – $13 Vs Your Federal Tax Bill – Reparations – The $30M Mouse – Destroying The 2nd Amendment – Still On The Wrong Track – Obama Disapproval‘ (Internet radio clip.)

Last and not least, a text by Jeffrey Tucker (editorial vice president of www.Mises.org) that Little Alex in Wonderland has reprinted, entitled ‘IP: It’s a Market Failure Argument‘. It’s a highly interesting read for any true free market proponents.

February 15, 2009 Posted by | External posts | , , , , , | Leave a comment