Ken Lohatepanont

Ken Lohatepanont is a writer and commentator based in Berkeley, California.
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Blaming the West for Thailand’s instability is simply a way to avoid confronting the issues

Last week, parliament gathered to debate and vote on various proposals related to constitutional reform. Nothing out of the ordinary transpired, except...

Parliament votes for only two amendment motions out of seven

On the second day of a parliamentary debate on constitutional revision, MPs and senators voted to accept two...

A look back at the Trump presidency and Thailand

Many Thais would have been asleep when the election results in Pennsylvania were finally called at nearly midnight, Bangkok time. Some of...

Thailand’s conservatives seem incapable of filling their intellectual vacuum even as the left educates itself

One of the most commonly cited statistics in Thailand is that the average Thai reads around eight sentences — yes, sentences —...

Political division straining mental health and relationships

In August, a user posted on Pantip, Thailand’s most popular online forum with the topic: “When you’re following...

Opinion: It is not too late but not too early for government to show good faith

It was a long week, and all Thais felt it.Unprecedented scenes after the royal motorcade drove past protestors....

For Prayut, the growing poverty level remains his greatest weakness

The Government House runs a public relations account on Twitter — usually almost entirely ignored, each tweet garnering retweet numbers in the...

What a Suga premiership means for Japan, the broader region, and Thailand

On August 15, 2012, Abe Shinzo was persuaded to run for the Japanese premiership. It was not the first time he had...

Opinion: Thailand’s Royalists must engage in dialogue or cede the argument to the other side

Often we do not know that we are living through historical turning points but it is unmistakable for someone living in Thailand...

Abolish the primary vote

As the spirited debate over constitutional amendments continues across the country, a hopeful consensus is gradually emerging. The opposition has finally been...

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Thai exports to grow 4 per cent in 2021, says The Ministry of Commerce

The Ministry of Commerce said this week it expects Thai exports in 2021 to grow 4 per cent, rising from this year's...

Opinion: Even if Prayut were removed the political climate would still be heated

Seven of the nine members of the Constitutional Court were appointed by the military junta led by General Prayut Chan-ocha.