Hazing is widespread in Thailand. It is supposed to teach respect for elders, but is basically bullying. Photo: courtesy of Sotus

School life in Thailand: abuse, torture, hazing, deadly gang wars are rife

  • Thai student gangs fight with handguns, machetes, knives and even home-made grenades, often in broad daylight
  • Degrading and sometimes violent hazing is another widespread problem in Thai schools
Topic |   Education

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Hazing is widespread in Thailand. It is supposed to teach respect for elders, but is basically bullying. Photo: courtesy of Sotus
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Tibor Krausz

Tibor Krausz

Tibor Krausz is a Bangkok-based journalist who has covered a wide variety of subjects from across Southeast Asia for The Christian Science Monitor, The Jerusalem Report, The Washington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald and many other publications.