There is a decades-old tradition of Hazing in Thailand’s universities. It is meant to welcome newbies but it also fosters authoritarianism. This article is published by German media company Deutsche Welle. Here is an excerpt:
Thai universities’ infamous orientation activities have again come under the spotlight following the tragic death of 22-year-old student Veeraphan Tamklang in the capital, Bangkok, this month.
He was kicked to death by a group of 12 senior students as punishment for not pitching any ideas for hazing activities.
These sorts of stories still regularly make headlines in Thailand, in spite of widespread condemnation of the brutal culture of humiliating and degrading initiations, and multiple campaigns by universities to stamp it out.
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