Jasmine Chia

Jasmine Chia is a writer and contributor to Thai Enquirer. Jasmine can be contacted at jasmine.chia@thaienquirer.com
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The Thai state has consistently suppressed its unions, the latest SRT case explains why

Thailand is a country used to corruption. But an ongoing corruption case filed late last year has been so revealing that it...

OPINION: Why the Future Forward Party dissolution may actually strengthen Thai democracy

“So this is how liberty dies,” Senator Padme Adimala says when Palpatine declares himself absolute monarch, “with thunderous applause.” 

Meaning behind the mask; why the face mask is promoted in Asia but shunned in the West

Back in December 2019, I visited my sister at her workplace at a small elementary school in Bangkok. That day, the “red...

How social and mainstream media failed us during the Korat mass shooting

You saw it on Facebook and Twitter first. The videos of bloody bodies lying in the parking lot. The images of people fleeing...

Coronavirus is the new battleground for Chinese nationalism

“Xi orders military to contribute to winning the battle against the epidemic,” reads the title of an article on Xinhua's news website...

Thai media is outsourcing much of its coronavirus coverage to Beijing and that’s just the start

Thailand’s media landscape is currently saturated with news about the coronavirus. Just this week, several people have been arrested or warned about...

Trash Mountain, a story of severe waste mismanagement

An overcast sky looms over Beung District in Sri Racha, Chonburi Province. Birds swoop over a landscape of green – green...

The debate over conscription is not about war readiness but military perpetuation

Trump is threatening war. Ayatollah Khamenei is vowing severe revenge. Thailand seems unlikely to be affected. But amidst the worldwide spectre...

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Anti-government protests continued on college campuses across the country on Wednesday as students called for the Prayut Chan-ocha government to step down....

Thailand confirms 3 new coronavirus cases; total now at 40

Thailand has confirmed three more coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with all three patients belonging to the same family, Sukhum Kanchanapimai, Permanent Secretary...

Thai economy shielded from political tensions so far

Rising political tensions within the parliament and universities’ walls has yet to add to Thailand’s economic woes, but it may already be...

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Thai shares plunged by another 42 points, or 2.92 per cent, on Wednesday morning following a huge drop of 59 points on...

OPINION: Independent filmmakers need more support from the government

For young people in Thailand, independent film is a relatively new phenomenon. Not until “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”...