Beau Thais: In an austerity drive, politicians are renouncing designer clothes and drinking local beer instead of imported wine. One has given his Versace collection to the army.
Thai'd up: Nuei Thongyai, 86, from a town 60 miles east of Bangkok, has been released from the cage in which his wife kept him in chains for 40 years. He is now in a mental hospital. She said he had to be kept in chains to stop him harming others.