Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal

Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal is a Thai student activist, librarian, conscientious objector, publisher, and author.
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Opinion: Thailand needs more people like Ekkachai Hongkangwan

Three people have been arrested and charged with Article 110 of the criminal code for infringing on Her Majesty the Queen's freedom....

Opinion: The government may jail Francis but we are all Francis now

I only just met Francis , we joined together in some events on the afternoon of August 14. Now he is facing...

Opinion: Chula-Samyan was just named coolest neighborhood, what was the author thinking?

Last week, Time Out Magazine called the Chula-Samyan the coolest neighborhood in ASEAN and the 115 coolest neighborhoods in the world. It...

Opinion: Thailand’s free people stand with the people of Belarus, we hope they stand with us too

This weekend's protests were the largest in Thailand in six years with organizers saying more than 100,000 people showing up. The protesters...

Opinion: By destroying the Chao Mae Tubtim Shrine, Chulalongkorn University will be destroying the last traces of a community

Today, August 31, Chulalongkorn University is scheduled to demolish the Chao Mae Tubtim Shrine to make way for a condominium and mixed-use...

Opinion: The oppressors may have batons and tear gas but we have our youth and our songs and the idea of freedom

No one expected the movement to escalate so quickly. Looking back just one or two years ago, the student's protest movement has...

Opinion: How Thailand’s youth transformed their political awakening into a festival of hope

The protest on June 25 in front of Democracy Monument was a landmark moment in our recent history. Unlike the other protests...

Opinion: Thailand can not go back to what it was, we must march on

At least 2,000 people rallied in Bangkok this weekend against the government in one of the largest political demonstrations in years. Given...

Opinion: Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow Thailand

No one could have predicted that it would happen this faster. When Carrie Lam tried to (unsuccessfully) pass her extradition law last...

Latest Posts

Netizens vow to reduce trash during Loy Krathong by calling for ceremonies from home

The hashtag, #งดลอยกระทง63, trended on Thai Twitter on Friday as netizens came together to campaign against the waste produced during the festival...

Government goes after former Future Forward leaders; summons them to hear sedition charges

Thailand's military-backed government has summoned the former leaders of the dissolved Future Forward Party to hear charges of sedition and other alleged...

Royalists and government responds to former PM Anand’s suggestions; say more at stake than Prayut’s rule

Royalist leaders and the government responded on Friday to former Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun's advice for calm and to address concerns of...

Nearly 5,000 THAI employees accept early retirement plan, first round to begin in December

Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) said that 4,997 employees have signed up for an early retirement program called “Mutual Separation Plan”, or...

Rising NPLs in the financial sector takes its toll on the Thai economy

By Suppakorn Araam-arunsriThe much talked about gloom and doom in the country’s financial sector may have been overstated by...