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Michael Ruffles

Chief sub-editor of the Bangkok Post Sunday

Michael Ruffles is chief sub-editor of the Bangkok Post Sunday.

Michael Ruffles
10 Apr 2016

My only son to be drafted? Over my dead body...

Horrifying beatings, torture and murders of young army recruits — many covered up — expose the violent culture within our military.

10 Apr 2016 8
My only son to be drafted? Over my dead body...
2 Aug 2013

A song of ice and fire

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.

2 Aug 2013