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October 6 as remembered by one of the student leaders at the time.

Sutham Saengprathum was a leader of the students during the October 6 massacre. During that time he was the Secretary-General of the National Student Center of ThailandThai Enquirer: What happened after the uprising...

Opinion: Is it time for the students to be more politically savvy?

Several high profile protest-leaders will not be allowed to speak on Tuesday at Thammasat University's commemoration of the October 6 student massacre due to a ban.According to the student-leaders, "Penguin," "Anon," and "Roong"...

Opinion: People like the owner of the Sarasas schools are the reason students are protesting against the education system

Kanokwan Wilawan, the deputy education minister, who is leading an investigation into the alleged wrongdoings of Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek School, said during an interview with Thairath TV on Tuesday that Piboon Yongkamol, the founder and president of...

Opinion: If Thaksin’s son-in-law becomes leader then Pheu Thai will have failed to evolve, again

Thailand’s largest opposition party Pheu Thai is due to select a new leader on Thursday with many tipping THaksin Shinawatra’s son-in-law Nuttaphong Kunakornwong to take over as one of the leaders of the party, if not the...

Opinion: Don’t believe the government when they say they’re open to charter amendments, actions speak louder

“Take it first; it could be fixed later” is what Meechai Ruchupan, the chairman of the 2017 constitution drafting committee, said when his team gave birth to one of the most undemocratic charters this country has ever...

Protest Symbolism: Why The Plaque Matters and Why It Continues to Live On

The impact was instant: the moment protest leaders stepped aside from the plaque, members of the press swarmed the tiny, gold-colored disk so freshly covered in concrete. “Here on September 20 at dawn,” the plaque read, “the People proclaim that...

Analysis: It was time for Sudarat to go if Pheu Thai did not want to be the Democrats 2.0

The events of the past week had prompted lots of speculation about what is happening with Thailand’s largest political party, Pheu Thai, after its chief strategist – Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan - resigned abruptly.The...

Government plans to dissolve house to keep senatorial advantage if November vote goes astray

Thailand’s military-backed government will dissolve the house to keep the current charter in place if a November vote to amend the constitution does not go its way, sources told Thai Enquirer on Friday.

Opinion: Fishing Industry Reforms Are Firmly In Thailand’s Best Interests

The National Fishing Association of Thailand is once again pushing the Royal Thai Government to roll back its successful fisheries reforms. This short-sighted course of action is not in the interests of Thailand, its fishing industry or...

Opinion: No one has damaged the royal institution more than the generals in the last 20 years

Many conservatives and royalist in Thai society are upset that the student protesters are touching upon the role of the institution and calling for reform.They accuse the protesters of being disloyal and...

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The parliament will reconvene in a special session on October 26 to talk about the ongoing political crisis, the cabinet decided on Tuesday.

Academics and teachers call on government to heed student-protesters

The Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights (TANC) marched to the government house to submit a petition urging Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha...

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Thailand discovers nine new cases of coronavirus in state quarantine on Tuesday

Thailand’s government on Tuesday said that it had discovered nine new case of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.The patients...