It's Called Bangkok for a Reason


Thailand's prime minister is trying to ferret out a government minister who allegedly had a penis enlargement procedure, saying news of it is affecting the Cabinet's reputation, a news report said Wednesday….

Last week, a woman—being sued for defamation by a clinic after she claimed it gave her a face-disfiguring silicon injection—said a Cabinet member had received a penis-enlargement injection at the same clinic and urged him to come forward as a witness in her defense.

Calling on the official through reporters on the steps of Government House on Tuesday, the woman, Rawiwan Setharat, said, "The problem of my face is bigger than the problem of your penis."

Suddenly, U.S. pols seems a whole lot better.

Whole thing, AP via Boston Globe, here.

Tip o' the pen to Fred W. Aziz at Defenstrators.

Update: More Thai madness, this time courtesy of reader Steven Rynerson.

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has long complained of press criticism. But he sought to turn the tables Thursday with a new tactic—sounding a buzzer every time reporters ask questions he deems "not constructive."

More here.