When second-year arts student Saran Chuchai, 20, hung posters around Thammasat earlier this month of her simulating sex while wearing a uniform she triggered a debate that has forced the university to question its position as the bastion of academic liberalism in Thailand.
FATHER OF DEMOCRACY: A statue of Pridi Banomyong at Thammasat University, Tha Phra Chan campus. PHOTO: THITI WANNAMONTHA
The young transgender student, who calls herself "Aum Neko", was about to put one of the university's mottos _ "Thammasat has freedom in every square inch" - to the test again.
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