Jasmine Chia

Jasmine Chia is a writer and contributor to Thai Enquirer. Jasmine can be contacted at [email protected]
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Architectural History: The Netherlands Ambassador’s Residence

In the midst of Bangkok’s militant urbanism – the glass buildings, the dusty construction sites, the dark concrete skytrain that cuts through Sukhumvit –...

Student protests in Southeast Asia have brought down dictators before: What Thailand’s students can learn

The ground seems to be moving beneath our feet. Across the nation, protests have spread like wildfire. Many have been led under the ‘Free...

The history of the Angyi – secret Chinese societies – in Siam

Tucked into Bangkok’s Yaowarat Chinatown is a thronging alleyway crowned by a Chinese-style gate, known as Soi Phalit Phon or – by its local...

The Museum of Anti-Corruption, and the Myth of Individualized Corruption

“What counts as corruption?” It is the defining question of Thai politics, emblazoned in a playful font on a...

An interview with the CCSA Spokesman on disinformation, virus numbers, and spreading the right message

Natapanu Nopakun is a Deputy Director-General at the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs but is better known as the...

Military-rule and military prominence in Thailand is a legacy of American imperialism

“The formation of a “Revolutionary Council” in Thailand announced today does not represent a coup d’état’,” reads a stunning 1958 memorandum from...

The legacy of slavery and emancipation in Thailand

There is a stunning fresco at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall produced by Italian painter Galileo Chini in 1913, titled “King Chulalongkorn...

The temporary lives of Thailand’s aircrews

As Thailand progresses to phase 4 of the reopening, 95% of businesses are up and running. But one industry looks to remain...

The Real Story about Thai Fruit: Growth of Internet Sales and Pandemic Worries

Thai fruit has been the subject of controversy lately, thanks to a New York Times article that provoked the ire of both...

Is Asia’s cosmopolitan elite so entrenched with American ‘global culture’ that it fails to see problems at home?

When George Floyd died with a police officer’s knee on his neck, it set America alight in protest. But it was not...

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Activists start a petition to protest the removal of a portrait of a student protester killed by the military

Students at Chulalongkorn University have started an online petition to protest the removal of a portrait of Somdet Wirunhaphon, a first-year student...

[UPDATE-1] The central bank maintains country’s benchmark lending rate at 0.5 per cent

The Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously voted to maintain the policy interest rate on Wednesday.

SEAOIL shares soar up by 6.9 per cent due to new crude discovery on L53/48

The share price of Sea Oil PCL (SEAOIL) stood at 2.48 baht on the Wednesday morning session closing (12:30 p.m.), rising up...

[UPDATE-1] Representatives from the private sector expect a recession of at least 8 per cent in 2020

The Thai economy is expected to go into a recession of at least 7-9 per cent in 2020, the Joint Standing Committee...

#RIPWanchalerm trends on Twitter as activists allege that Wanchalearm is dead

A new hashtag, #ripwanchalerm, is now the number one trend on Twitter on Wednesday as netizens and the public claim that Wanchalearm...