Paintings depicting Ultraman in poses usually associated with Buddha caused an uproar in Thailand, and the artist eventually forced to apologise. Yet this incident also sheds light on conservative Buddhism in the country, and those pushing back against the belief that something can be so sacred that it is beyond question.
Author Archives: Jintamas Saksornchai
Jintamas Saksornchai is a Bangkok-based Thai reporter. She began a career in journalism from 2012, and has her work published, both in Thai and English languages, with established local outlets such as Khaosod English and Prachatai. She has covered an extensive range of topics in Thailand, with a focus on civil and cultural issues.