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New study by think tank shows coronavirus pandemic could have political ramifications

A new study by the International Crisis Group released this week shows that the economic ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic could have knock-on political consequences in Thailand.According to the study by the...

Not all is well in Thailand’s ruling party after cabinet reshuffle, change in leadership

Factionalism within Thailand's ruling Palang Pracharath Party has led to the a change in party leadership and the reshuffle of the cabinet, with former party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Uttama Savanayana resigning from his post and...

Opinion: Breaking down Thailand’s new hand-sign protest divide

Pro-monarchy demonstrators introduced a new political hand sign last Thursday at their demonstration against the pro-democracy, student-led, anti-government rallies.Before anyone asks, the reason why I called them anti-government protesters is because most...

A brief profile of new cabinet members

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha handed in on Thursday the list of new cabinet members for royal endorsement. Here are the short biographies of the incoming members including five new ministers and one deputy minister.  

Sudarat tipped to be Pheu Thai candidate for Bangkok governor paving the way for new party leadership

Local media reported this week that Pheu Thai would be running Sudarat Keyuraphan as a candidate for Bangkok's gubernatorial elections signalling a possible change in leadership for the party.Sudarat has been one...

Thailand’s rich continue to cause outrage by driving carelessly, killing bystanders and getting away with it

Over the last week, Thai society has been outraged at the dropping of all charges against Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhaya, an heir to the Red Bull fortune, over a traffic accident that left one police officer dead.

Protests continue across Thailand for a second successive weekend

Student-led anti-government protests continued for a second successive weekend around the country as calls increase for the Prayut Chan-ocha government to step down.Hundreds of people rallied at universities in Bangkok, Chanthaburi, Khon...

Issan demonstrators turn protest into celebration of liberty and freedom

Students across Thailand's North East held protests on campuses across the region on Thursday demanding that the government rewrite the constitution and hold elections.The students echoed their Bangkok counterparts in demanding accountability...

A list of upcoming student and anti-government protests planned in Thailand

Student protests are back underway in Thailand as protesters hope to topple the army-backed Prayut Chan-ocha government.We have complied a list of the upcoming protests and their locations should you be curious:

Foreign Affairs: US President sends paramilitary units to opposition stronghold ahead of elections

United States President Donald Trump is sending paramilitary style units to opposition strongholds and enclaves throughout the US in a bid to safeguard government installations and appeal to his base ahead of presidential elections later this year....

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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...