An Eye On... Tongue Thai'd

Old school Thais: The self-styled "formerly rich" of Bangkok have been queueing up to throw balls at models of government leaders. It is all part of an opinion poll to find which former prime minister is most unpopular by counting how many times each effigy is knocked into a bin.

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.

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