Ken Lohatepanont

Ken Lohatepanont is a writer and commentator based in Berkeley, California.
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OPINION: In times of crisis, scrutiny becomes duty

King Rama VI, a distinguished poet, once wrote the Sepha Samakee Sevok, exhorting the Thai people to unite as one under common...

OPINION: Thailand’s flawed constitution is hindering its coronavirus response

What does coronavirus have to do with the constitution? In October, I argued in a piece that to convince...

Of cannabis and creeds: the rise of the Bhumjaithai Party

In November 2017, amidst the political drought of long military rule, Reuters ran an article on Anutin Charnvirakul, leader of the Bhumjaithai...

OPINION: The politics of epidemic immunity

“It won’t take long for Thais to develop immunity from coronavirus”, the post read, “but if we don’t deal with the nation-hating...

OPINION: Thai conservatives should embrace democracy

“The Revolutionary Council’s aim,” it was proclaimed, “is to turn Thailand into a democratic state.” To achieve that goal, “mistakes of the past” must...

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Market Watch: Back in the red amid oil worries

Asian bourses saw losses across the board on Wednesday morning as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reached 850,000 worldwide. 

Regional breakdown: Coronavirus cases in Thailand now spread across 61 provinces

Our updated number of cases by region, current as of Wednesday morning, are listed below. Central region:

Thais take to April Fools by impersonating under-fire government officials

Thai social media users took to April Fools wholeheartedly on Wednesday by impersonating government officials under pressure from their perceived poor response...

Fitness firms moving lesson online amid the coronavirus outbreak

After the nationwide closures of boxing stadiums and gyms on March 18, coaches and entrepreneurs across Thailand’s lucrative fitness industry have had...

Oil supply glut likely to depress Thai refineries

Industry experts are now warning that the ongoing global economic crisis that has taken a toll on oil prices is unlikely to...