A five-minute clip of an interview of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on CNN was blocked on Tuesday by cable provider UBC. Council for National Security Chairman Sonthi Boonyaratkalin said he did not order UBC to censor an interview, but had asked for "cooperation" from the broadcaster. The full interview will air on CNN on Jan. 20 at 7:30 a.m. and 11 p.m., Bangkok time.
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Full video of the censored interview
Fifty-five world-class photographers from leading publications such as Time and National Geographic and photo agencies including Magnum will be in Thailand for nine days to capture pictures for the upcoming book, "Thailand: 9 Days in the Kingdom." Surat Osathanugrah, chairman of the project's editorial advisory board, said the book would "represent both the charms and current realities of Thailand like a 'visual time capsule.'" The book is a follow-up to 1987's "Thailand: 7 Days in the Kingdom," which sold more than 100,000 copies. Photographers began their assignments on Jan.13 and are due to complete their mission by Jan. 22.
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The Pathumwan district office in central Bangkok has created a lunchtime "nap room" in the belief that allowing government workers to catch some sleep in the afternoon will increase productivity. The room is filled with soft music and sweet-smelling flowers to induce a visit by Mr. Sandman. Of 200 employees at the office, there are about 20 regular nappers who report feeling "fresher and brighter" after a midday snooze.