Chief sub-editor of the Bangkok Post Sunday
Michael Ruffles is chief sub-editor of the Bangkok Post Sunday.
This seems familiar. A young woman, a girl really at 16, is thrust into the centre of a national blood sport, her every move subjected to intense scrutiny and criticism. A father figure who means well speaks some tough truths knowing she will eventually be better for it. The government gets involved and manipulates her into fulfilling their agenda. And finally she's thrust into an arena with 23 of her peers where they fight to the death.