August 25, 2003
isn't child prostitution legal there?

The Thia government has issued a list of songs it would like to ban in order to combat sexual promiscuity.

The ministry says it wants state-run radio and television to stop using all the songs on the list.

Announcing the list Thursday, MR Chakrarot Chitrabongs, permanent secretary to the culture ministry, said he did not think the ban was in any way an infringement of individual rights.

Instead, allowing such songs to be played on air could be construed as violating the rights of people who disliked them, The Nation quoted him as saying.

Rather than being overly conservative, he said the agency was simply doing its job preventing negative changes to Thai society.

Aside from "Big Flabby Buttocks" ("Tai Aon Yaon"), songs featured on the ministry's blacklist include such titles as "Secret Lover" ("Choo Tang Jai"), "One Woman, Two Men" ("Nueng Ying, Song Chai") and "I Know That, But I Still Love You" ("Tang Roo Koh Rak").

Errr.... yeah. I could be totally wrong, but isn't Thailand's capital Bangkok? As in, the city where you go to have sex with 13 year old girls or boys, or both, depending on how messed up you are?

I mean, I understand you have to start somewhere, but I would start with -- I dunno -- maybe the child prostitution rackets, and then work your way down the cesspool to the dirty songs from there.

Posted by illovich at August 25, 2003 11:50 AM

There are cracking down on that too and have been for years. Not that much of child prostitution in Thailand anymore, though normal prostitution still exists. Most of the child has moved over to Cambodia, as the Thai government cracked down.

Posted by: john on September 8, 2003 1:41 AM

Child prostitution is strictly illegal in Thailand. Recently an English Pedophile got 42 years inside (plus an extra two months for shouting at the judge) for interfering with little boys. There have been many similar cases.

Posted by: Bangkok Basil on January 22, 2004 9:29 PM

Child prostitution is trictly forbidden in Cambodia too!

Check this for more infos:

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