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[Update-1] Thai police denies involvement in the kidnapping of self-exiled political activist after he posted a video criticizing the PM

Another anti-government activist, Wanchalearm Satsakit, was kidnapped on Thursday while in exile in Cambodia after posting a 53-second video criticizing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, according to local reports.Wanchalearm was abducted by armed...

Opinion: The protests in the United States are a good opportunity to talk about colourism in Thailand

During my time in the US, I was a student in St. Louis, Missouri when Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer. In the following years, I saw this replayed again and again in a...

Infighting in the ruling party continues as Prayut keeps his distance

Infighting continued in the Palang Pracharat party on Tuesday after a mass resignation forced the party to hold a new leadership contest.Eighteen members of party's executive committee resigned on Monday triggering a leadership...

Palang Pracharat dissolves executive council; triggers automatic leadership vote

Ruling Party Palang Pracharat announced on Monday that 18 members of its executive committee had resigned triggering a leadership vote within 45 days, the deputy party leader said.“We must now schedule a...

Parliament approves 1.9 trillion baht coronavirus pandemic support package

Thailand's parliament passed, on Sunday, a 1.9 trillion baht stimulus package aimed at boosting an economy that has been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.The legislation was split into three parts with...

Opinion: Long live Trump if no one else will stand up to Beijing

Over the past four years, US President Donald Trump has become a polarizing figure in the western world. His boisterous style of leadership, his braggadocious personality and lack of conformity have rubbed many the wrong way. Whether...

Opinion: If the needy rise up against the government, we can hardly blame them

The one thing that the government should not overlook is the discontent of hungry people.I recently heard a Thai political commentator saying that “คนหิวมักโมโหราย” or “hungry people tend to become violently angry.”

Critics call for school reopening as distance learning exposes gaps in society

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has doubled-down on its decision to shutter schools until July 1 to protect children from the outbreak of the coronavirus.The government said that the health...

Myanmar submits official report to ICJ on Rohingya genocide; a humanitarian disaster looming in camps

Myanmar's government submitted, this weekend, an official report to the International Court of Justice detailing how the country will prevent future acts of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.The ICJ had asked...

Opinion: The right side of history

I was on my gap year during the time and studying abroad. My calls for a revolution in our education system would be challenged by the takeover of the military.The authoritarianism inherent in the...

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Eight new coronavirus infections in Thailand; all in state quarantine

Thailand’s health ministry announced 8 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, with all new cases discovered in state quarantine for returning Thais from...

Two more coronavirus cases discovered in Thailand; both in state quarantine

Thailand's government discovered, on Saturday, two additional cases of coronavirus infection. The new case was discovered among returning Thais isolated in...

Authorities orders removal of Prayut and Prawit from temple mural

A temple mural painting depicting Thailand’s prime minister Prayut Chan-ocha and deputy prime minister Prawit Wongsuwan as one of Lord Buddha’s many temptations has...

Exclusive: AirAsia Group’s downsizing of employees will not impact Thai branch’s operation

A representative from Thai AirAsia (TAA) told Thai Enquirer on Friday that AirAsia Group’s plan to reduce its workforce will not affect...

Travel bubble negotiations being pushed by PM

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has instructed the Ministry of Tourism & Sports to prepare for “travel bubble” negotiations as they aim to...