Working in Thailand Series: How to be a Techie in Thailand

working in thailand techie

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The Techies

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On Sunday 2nd October 2011, followers of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s Twitter account awoke to find she had been posting some shockingly candid messages.

This country is a business! We work for our allies, not for the Thai people. We work for those who support us, not those who differ with us.”

Another stated:

Where are the opportunities for the poor? We use them, give them hope for votes so our own group can benefit.”

After at least eight postings in a similar vein, the unusually frank prime minister signed off with:

If she can't even protect her own Twitter account, how can she protect the country? Think about it.”

Needless to say, it quickly became apparent that her account had been hacked.

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