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Opinion: Forget giving more money to anti-riot police, let’s defund them instead

I have been tear gassed and hosed down by police at least three times in the past year. So learning that the government is taking 191 million baht out of the budget to use for ‘crowd and...

Opinion: Sudarat’s new party is an ego trip that will hamper the opposition

Sudarat Keyuraphan‘s new party was unveiled on Sunday and she wasted no time before taking her first jab at Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha.The former chief strategist of the Pheu Thai Party said on...

Police detain late-night protesters at Democracy Monument

Thai police detained protesters early on Monday at Democracy Monument in Bangkok for violating the country's emergency decree by organizing a march against the current government.The protesters had organized a march from...

Opinion: Pheu Thai and Move Forward must learn to play the political game to progress

There has been consistent chatter within Thai political circles over the past few weeks that Pheu Thai, the largest opposition party, will not run a candidate in the Bangkok gubernatorial elections.Now the Bangkok...

Opinion: In the face of great difficulties, we can always act

In our struggle for democracy in this country, those who struggle have always been plagued with difficulties. Thomas Paine, one of the founding fathers of the American revolution, equated Tyranny with hell that is not “easily conquered.”...

OPINION: Conservative and minimalist government is not the answer for a democratic Thailand

This article is a response to Thai Enquirer editor-in-chief Cod Satrusayang’s previous piece, which can be read here. In it, Cod argues that Thais pushing for reform should seek to model the country on Western conservatism, meaning...

Opinion: Thai police have, in the past decade, evolved to be zealous enforcers of Thai conservatism

In the middle of the night, the Royal Thai Police came for Sirichai “New” Nathuang, a student at Thammasat University’s Rangsit Campus. Accused of lèse majesté or defaming the Thai monarchy for spray painting political messages on...

No step-up in protest, to help fight coronavirus outbreak say pro-democracy protest-leaders

There will be no major step-up in protests yet despite the arrest and kidnapping of several pro-democracy demonstrators over the past weekend, a protest leader told Thai Enquirer on Monday.At least seven...

Royalist netizens show force with hashtag supporting article 112

Royalist Thai netizens showed their force online late Thursday night and early Friday morning by tweeting hashtags supporting Article 112 of the criminal code or more colloquially known as the lese majeste laws.

Opinion: Last night’s arrest shows that we have become a nation of thugs

On Wednesday night, state security officials abducted New Sirichai from his dormitory. The officials were not in uniform, did not declare an arrest warrant, and took him to an undisclosed location.Rights groups...

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Opinion: Forget giving more money to anti-riot police, let’s defund them instead

I have been tear gassed and hosed down by police at least three times in the past year. So learning that the...

Thailand is not living up to international obligations by ignoring enforced disappearances

In recent weeks, there have been troubling reports from pro-democracy protesters alleging that their peers have been kidnapped by security officers and...

[Update-1] Government vows to prosecute patients concealing timeline to authorities in DJ Matoom’s party cluster

UpdateThe Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced on Wednesday afternoon that they would press charges and prosecute those who...

Royal institution off-limits for no-confidence debate?

Members of the opposition and the government are arguing over whether topics related to the royal institution can be discussed at the...